Northern Appalachian Folk Festival returns to Indiana County

Posted on 9/5/2019 2:18:40 PM

“A former Indiana University of Pennsylvania professor, Dougherty and a committee plan the annual event. From noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 7, the festival will add to its Walk of Fame on Philadelphia Street, recognizing important contributions from residents of the Northern Appalachian region. Class of 2019 inductees include: Nellie Bly, journalist who briefly attended Indiana Normal School and lived in Pittsburgh, for education; John Brophy, a British immigrant who fought for miners’ rights while working in central Pennsylvania coal mines, human rights; East Run Hellbenders Society, environment; Jim Rogers, former IUP communications faculty member and radio host, arts; and IUP Crimson Hawks, award-winning women’s basketball team, sports.”

—“Northern Appalachian Folk Festival returns to Indiana County,”
Greensburg Tribune-Review, Sept. 5, 2019