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“It is a fact, of which we are not particularly proud, that Susquehanna County harbored such a madman as Joe Smith…

“Joe Smith was here lumbering soon after my marriage, which was in 1818, some years before he took to ‘peeping,’ and before diggings were commenced under his direction.”

John B. Buck, quoted in Emily C. Blackman’s History of Susquehanna County (Philadelphia, PA: Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, 1873), 577.