Each article on this website is assigned at least one category. Clicking on the links below will display a list of all articles within that category. This is one way to explore the site. You can also use the search function (upper right) which will search all text on the site and display any articles containing your specified text.

As you can see, there are a large number of contributors. In some cases the pieces were originally published elsewhere – some of them were written a long time ago – and were transcribed (with permission where necesary) for this website.

Please contact us if you have ideas for additional articles. 

Here are the editors selection for what we consider major articles on this website.

The Pennsylvania Settlement

The online version of Teri Upton’s book, complete with many illustrations

Packersfield Becomes Nelson

It wasn’t always called Nelson – and it was quite a process to finalize the name

The Center School 

A lengthy reflection by Ethan Tolman