Blossburg

 


BLOSSBURG - Founded 1802. Named for Aaron Bloss - first settler. Located in Tioga County in the northern Pennsylvania Wilds, Blossburg was once known as Peters Camp, and it was where coal was discovered in 1792 by the Patterson brothers, who were noted Indian scouts.

William B. Wilson, who was the first Secretary of Labor of the United States of America, served in that role from 1913 to 1921. Secretary Wilson was born in Scotland, but lived a large portion of his life in Blossburg. Wilson also served in the U.S. Congress, was a coal miner and a labor leader during his life. Blossburg was also the site of the the first plane crash investigation led by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), when Mohawk Airlines Flight 40 had crashed in Blossburg in June 1967, killing all 34 people aboard the plane that was traveling from Elmira, New York to Washington, D.C.




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Blossburg.org - About Blossburg

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