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their habitats for current and future generations, structures and other tangible property of historical significance should be protected and preserved whenever possible. Game Lands regulations reflect this responsibility by making it illegal to remove, or attempt to remove, any archaeological or historical artifacts. I have the honor of playing a part in managing, protecting and educating people REMNANTS of Lehigh Valley Railroad about this area. The town of Trestle, above, and foundations that once Ricketts played an important role supported massive saw engines can still in the development of the region, be found on SGLs 57 and 13. and the products produced there had statewide implications. Today I find myself looking up at the old railroad bed from a flat area below, where the Mehoopany Creek and a small stream meet. It’s early spring and the growth of ferns and shrubs that will make searching for clues more difficult is only a few weeks away. I am trying to determine where the young ladies and the photographer stood and find remnants of the footbridge. Mostly, I’m trying to verify the exact location turned home to Orangeville a hero. For the of the Ricketts Town Hall. rest of his life he was famously referred to The town of Ricketts was named by just about everyone simply as “Colonel.” after Civil War Colonel Robert Bruce The colonel soon started purchasing large Ricketts. R.B. Ricketts was the fifth of tracts of timber land in Luzerne, Wyoming nine children and was born on April and Sullivan counties. By 1873 he had 29, 1839. His father was a merchant amassed more than 66,000 acres, most of and farmer in Orangeville. The hero- it on North Mountain. ics of Battery F of the First PennsylvaToward the end of the 19th century, nia Light Artillery during the battle Colonel Ricketts leased thousands of acres of Gettysburg are especially well of valuable virgin timber to the Trexler and known to Civil War historians. Per- Turrell Lumber Company. The town and haps the most notable highlight of the related lumber operations that developed military career of then Captain as a consequence of this business venture Ricketts was as the commander of included a massive sawmill on the Sullivan “Ricketts Battery” in the successful de- County section of town and a barrel and fense of Cemetery Hill on the late af- heading mill on the Wyoming side. The ternoon of July 2, 1863. two areas were (perhaps with a little After the war, Colonel Ricketts re- tongue-in-cheek) referred to as Uptown 12 GAME NEWS

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010

Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010
Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Contents
A Chocolate-Covered Cream-Filled . . . Gobbler
The Close Call
Silent Whispers
The Shot Not Taken
Eastern Coyote
A Grandparents’ Pride, A Grandson’s Gift
In the Company of Children
A Jake for Ben
Early Bear Management
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Fun Game
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - A Chocolate-Covered Cream-Filled . . . Gobbler
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - The Close Call
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Silent Whispers
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - The Shot Not Taken
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Eastern Coyote
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - A Grandparents’ Pride, A Grandson’s Gift
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - In the Company of Children
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - A Jake for Ben
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Early Bear Management
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Crossings
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