Buffalo roam ... This is a gigantic buffalo farm just over the PA stateline. It is so cute to see those little ones (not so little when born) roaming amongst these gigantic relatives.
Yesterday I mentioned we were 'killing time' for an antique shop to open ... this is a continuation of that beautiful peaceful countryside Sunday drive to pick up feedsacks in Shrewsbury.
Should you ever come to PA you need to visit Shrewsbury, PA. The old buildings on the main street are beautiful old structures, now shops. Our favorite is Debbie's shop, Serendipity Antiques on the main street 4-corners. You can view the sdiewalk sale Debbie was having when we were there ... oh, the things that you may find when Debbie has this sale. A couple of the items we found will be used for a giveaway soon. There is another large antique mall, also, as well as many little shops. It is great fun to look/find that special 'something' or just browse the treasures.
HISTORY ~ This township was formed in 1804. It is named for Shrewsbury Township, New Jersey. Some of the first settlers, The Little & Bennett families, migrated to Lycoming County from New Jersey & wanted their new home to have the same name as their old home. Peter Corson, also from New Jersey was one of the first settlers to establish a home in the area & he was quite successful. Corson & his wife had 5 sons & 3 daughters & within less than 100 years they had descendants that were numbered by the hundred.
In the late 1800s, Highland Lake, in the northern part of Shrewsbury Township was popular summer vacation destination. There were three large hotels on the lake as well as several summer cottages. The cottage holders included Pennsylvanians from as far away as Philadelphia which is approximately 100 mi (160 km) southwest of Shrewsbury Township.
Industry and farming are & always have been very limited in Shrewsbury Township. It is a very mountainous area. The population as of the 2000 census has declined to 433 residents from 570 at the census of 1890.