Monday June 7, 2021

Abundant sunshine, clear blue skies, Temperature 84 Degrees

Wellsboro Green

Packing Up

Well the time has come to begin the trek southward. But before we go we had one more place we wanted to visit.

This is Wellsboro Green which is located at the center of town.

Wynken, Blynken and Nod is the most notable statue or monument on The Green. The monument was placed on The Green in 1938 by Mr. Bailey in memory of his wife.

Perhaps you know the poem? In 1889 it came alive in the heart, mind and imagination of Eugene Field. Today, it is still considered the most perfect childhood poem. Field wrote over 500 poems and short stories about children. It was his belief that childhood was the precious time of life and therefore should be enjoyed to the fullest.

This is a monument to John Magee. Magee never actually lived in Tioga Country but he was instrumental in its industrial development including

the Fall Brook Coal Company and the Tioga County Railroad.

The oldest statue on The Green is The Civil War Soldiers Memorial that honors both Soldiers and Sailors of Tioga County.

The newest statue on The Green is The Veterans Of All Wars placed on The Green in 1982.

The two statues as seen on The Green.

Now our day on The Road of Retirement has come to an end. Our two weeks in Wellsboro has come to and end. It has been an absolutely wonderful time. We’ve done some sightseeing but more than that we’ve had such a beautiful time with my sister, Cindy and her husband, Charlie. Those times together are the best memories ever of our time in this area.

Time now to get packed up and ready to roll. So, if you’ll excuse me I’ve got some work to do.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog.  We always appreciate your company, your comments, and your suggestions. Remember, take time to stop and smell the roses and live each day that God gives you to the fullest.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and her two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.

See you on down the road!


  1. Wellsboro Green looks like a charming place to take a stroll. I particularly like the bronze relief images of the coal company and the railroad. The Eugene Field house is in St. Louis – downtown near the baseball stadium. I visited it as a child; perhaps another visit is due! Glad you had a wonderful time, and I am happy to see “abundant sunshine” on several of your last posts. Safe travels!


  2. The Green is a beautiful part of Wellsboro. Thanks for the tour and the history behind the monuments. Glad you had this time with your sister and her husband. Enjoy your miles back on the road. Be safe.


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