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Photograph Forensics

The earliest known photo of Simon Truby’s farmhouse circa 1890 includes Simon’s wife Elizabeth and their grown son Henry.

Simon Truby Farmland

Simon Truby’s farmland purchased in 1843 (green) makes up about 1/3 of today’s Apollo borough (light red) as well as Pegtown and part of North Apollo.

Families who lived here

In the ~170 years since it was built, 7 families have owned the house, and at least 1 family has rented.

Simon Tips His Hat

Records show that Simon Truby bought a chip hat for 25 cents in 1838. A fashion trend that bears repeating?