These articles by Robin Van Auken run the gamut of topics such as Inspiration, Writing, Publication, and Promotion. Other topics, such as Archaeology, Sports,  Travel, History, Science and more, creep in.  Robin is a writer of local history books and contemporary fiction. She lives in  the Highlands of Pennsylvania and has advanced degrees in Anthropology and Communications. Enjoy the variety.

Also included in this library are contributions by historians and authors Lou Hunsinger, Jr., Tom “Tank” Baird, and Joan Wheal Blank. Some of these articles were published on the Historic Williamsport website operated by Robin, and are now the News of Yesteryear series.

  • To see Robin’s articles, keep scrolling below. They are mingled in with Lou’s and Joan’s.
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Ireland: Land of the People that Sorrow

By |History, Robin Van Auken, Travel|

When planning a trip to Ireland, don't forget destinations that honor the torn country's history. Why "torn country," you ask? Ireland is a country that's been struggling with its identity – one separate from Great Britain – for more than a century. The Irish Republican Army (IRA) and British forces fought the Irish War of Independence from 1919 to 1921.

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