Broad Ford Overholt Distillery
A. Overholt and Company, Broad Ford, PA (c. 1942)
This photograph was supplied by Thomas Ridenour, back when we were working on the web pages for Our Stauffer Cousins. I had to crop and downsize it, because is was very large, but I tried not to lose the beauty of the landscape, and the tremendous detail of the community surrounding the distillery. I have never visited the site, which now stands idle (I don't know for how long), and I'm not sure who actually owns the place, but a few people have told me the buildings are boarded up and may still hold many valuable business artifacts and business files. I want to plumb the depths of those historical riches! Someday! And I pray, if such a day ever comes, I will be accompanied by a staff of loyal investigators who will help me reap the great stories that must reside there. Wouldn't that be a literary adventure?
Karen's Note: One summer day, several years after posting this web page, I finally did get to visit Broad Ford, walk around, and take pictures of what was left of the Overholt Distillery. See my article, Broad Ford Safari.