Wednesday, May 31, 2006

China Nose, British Columbia, Canada

The above picture submited by Jeanette (Beachy) Saffarek of Smithers B.C. Jeanette is an avid hiker and is picture here on China Nose. This is only one of many outstanding mountain scenes within hiking distance here in Super Natural B.C.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Pennsylvania Dutch

Since some of us are far removed from our Amish ancestors we may not know why they spoke Pennsylvania Dutch.
The first immigrants from Switzerland and Southern Germany spoke German. After arriving in America they came in contact with English. In time, this German evolved into a unique dialect of Pennsylvania Deutsch, or Pennsylvania German. This dialect was later dubbed "PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH" because of the English way of saying "Deutsch" (nothing to do with Holland).

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Mark Andrew Beachy update

Mark is a Playwright/Composer/Lyricist/Producer/Director. See post below March 17, 2006, "Beachy's Dessert Theatre". Mark said "I decided to close my theatre so I can concentrate more on writing my original musicals"
He has a brand new site it will be a little while before it is as entertaining as his old site. Thanks Mark for the update, we will be checking your site.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Elizabeth Beachy

"Jordan's Stormy Banks" is an impressive first-time effort for playwright Beachy, an Eastern Mennonite University theater graduate and Master of Fine Arts student at Regent University in Virginia Beach.
In August 2002, the play Jordan's Stormy Banks debuted in Harrisonburg, Virginia, treating residents and visitors of the Shenandoah Valley to a story of tough choices and faithfulness during a war that cut through families, farms, and congregations.
Such talent, good for you!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Hill (Hillary) Beachy

Hillary Beachy was born in Lebanon, Ohio 1828, died in Marysville California, May 23, 1875. Married September 1, 1858 to Margaret Ann Early, born in England 1837. Hill was a Mexican war vet, owned the Luna House at Red Bluff 1860, and built the Luna House (hotel) in Lewiston Idaho in 1862. The second floor of the hotel was used as a jail for a short time, it also served as the county court house. The hotel is now gone and a museum is located on the same property, close to the junction of the Clear Water and Snake River.
Hill Beachy is famous for his capture of the murderers of Lloyd Magruder and his four men as they were traveling by pack train through the mountains. Hill pursued the murderers to San Francisco, arrested them and brought them back to Lewiston, where they were tried and hanged. This event played a big part in ending the role of the vigilantes. They would have preferred hanging the murderers without a trial.
Hill was well known for his stage coach route between San Fransico and Boise Idaho, along with many mining towns in Nevada and Idaho. He had four hundred horses and numerous coaches, and wagons that carried mail, freight, etc. As the rail roads entered the country Hill became involved with them as well.
So far I'm unable to place Hill Beachey on the family tree, if anyone has any information let me know.