It was a seemingly normal Thursday morning on June 9, 1927 in the Lick Hill village just outside of the city of Butler, Pennsylvania. The relative calm of the summer morning was suddenly shattered, however, when a truck carrying nitroglycerin…

Emma Guffey Miller left a long-lasting legacy on Slippery Rock University’s campus, in large part due to her national political affiliations. A native of western Pennsylvania, Miller attended Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, graduating with a…

It was mid-afternoon on an especially cold December day in 1883 when some people reported that they saw flames rising from the basement of the newly renovated courthouse. The flames quickly engulfed the structure and brought the Butler County…