Before I get into the heart of this week's quest, I have some news from the Longswamp Township Historical Society. They're raising funds to save and renovate the historic Mertztown train station, and they're going to be having a fundraiser day next week. If you're in the Lehigh Valley area, consider having lunch or dinner at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, 665 Krocks Road, Allentown, on Wednesday, August 17th, any time between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Just be sure to tell your server that you're there for the Mertztown Train Station fundraiser, and the restaurant will donate a portion of your bill to the efforts. Super easy and a great way to support local history! (Plus their food is good, I've eaten there.)
Meanwhile, continuing this month's trend of county firsts, let's take our first shot at Montour County! This little county has only a handful of markers at present, and I was able to grab roughly half of them while we were on our way to Altoona last month. It's a lovely green landscape with many attractive historic buildings, and Kevin and I definitely want to go back and spend more time there. Sadly, because we were there on a weekday, the building in today's post was not open for tours; but I'm sure it's as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside.