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The Siegel family's farmhouse, barn, outbuildings, and fields dominated the landscape on the eastern banks of Pine Creek at Tombs Run during the 19th and 20th centuries.  In the late 1940s, the property passed to Angus and Dorothy Miller.  Their daughter Betty later became known affectionately as "the peacock lady," raising the birds at the farmstead into the 21st century, with their cries echoing in the valley.

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Pine Creek Valley History Torbert and Tombs Run Label

From 1977 to 1982, the Pine Creek Trading Post in Tombs Run was owned by Donald Breon and Neil Lehman. They had bought the business from George Morton, and before him, it had been Bardo’s (the original builder’s) garage. A popular gasoline, groceries, and hunting and fishing supplies store, it entered the 21st century still thriving.
Farmland stretches almost two miles up the east side of Pine Creek from Route 220 at Jersey Shore. Then comes the first community–Torbert Village.

        It does not have any stores, churches, a fire company, or a school. It is entirely residential, with somewhat over 40 homes, but its over 320 acres had belonged to just one man, James Hepburn, back in 1785.
....For more great information and photos about the Blackwell area please purchase "Pine Creek Villages" by: David Kagan

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