Celebrating 200 Years of History in 2020

Newport High School Quilt 2

Place

Newport High School Quilt 2
990 Hunters Valley Road, Newport PA
(Rt 34, 6 miles northeast of Newport)

 

 

The center design represents a wagon wheel that helped to transport settlers to the
area. The interior border within the wagon wheel denotes the conal, which is well
known in the Newport area. The exterior border is a Seminole Patchwork (see above 1)
design symbolizing locol Notive Americon Indions. As with most quilting designs, the need for bright, vibrant colors is evident. Specifically, red was chosen to remember
the Newport brick factory, as well as many brick homes throughout the town.

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Perry County Heritage Trail

The Perry County Bicentennial Committee is happy to be involved with the research and writing of much of the content of the history of Perry County. The committee has been instrumental in working with sponsors to procure and install the markers as shown in this Heritage Trail website.