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Directions to our meetings.

From the North
Travel south on I-81 to PA exit # 1 Mason-Dixon Line
Merge right onto PA 163 
Go to the STOP sign, US 11
The Ruritan Park is straight across US 11

From the South
Travel north on I-81 to PA exit # 1 Mason-Dixon Line
At the traffic light turn left on PA 163
Go to the STOP sign, US 11
The Ruritan Park is straight across US 11
Last updated  2019.11.11  0750
Cancellation Notice: See Calendar Page


Harry W. Tressler

September 21, 1925  -  November 4, 2019

It is with deepest sympathy that we need to post the passing of Mr. Harry Tressler.  Harry served in the United States Navy. Following his tenure in the Navy, he worked at M. P. Moller Organ Company until his retirement. Harry operated The Model Hanger Store in State Line, PA. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ and a life member of The State Line Ruritan Club. Harry was involved With the Boy Scouts, collecting coins and detailing history
 through pictures, paintings and stories.

Harry's complete  obituary may be viewed at:

Our November 2019 Meeting
Thursday November 21 @ 7:00pm

Our guest speaker for the meeting will be
Gary Johnson

Gary is from Fayetteville, PA. He is an avid historian. His career with the U.S. Government related to Naval Aviation.

His presentation  "Whipped for Wife Beating"

Wife beating has occurred through mankind's history.
This common practice existed in America until 1850. If a husband was convicted for wife beating, his sentince was to be whipped in public. Maryland and Deleware were the only states to attempt to end this practice. This practice was last used in 1950.
This presentation will address the history of this law in Pennsylvania and Maryland and look at some local  incidents.

Our presentations are free and open to the public

Refreshments will follow the program.