in the 21st Century
in the 21st century is very different then it was around 1900. It is mostly
camps now as can be seen with the following pictures.
some of the homes are being sold as camps. This is a realty sign for the sale of
the old Frank Rizzo house where the Snyder family lived also. Recently the
Yeager family occupied it.
The house was sold to a family in 2003 and they have moved in. From the appearance of a huge wood pile in front of the house it is apparent they are heating with wood.
the former Alfieri family home shown here is used primarily as a hunting camp.
year the Alfieri boys and I come here hoping to bag a deer like this one
There are a few houses that are occupied by local residents all year. One of these is the Aloi home where Esther (Sample) Aloi lived until she became ill. In 2004 she is living in a nursing home in St Marys,PA.
All of the family farms are gone. Evidence of this is can be seen at the former Fred Anderson farm where there are numerous camps. The Clermont Sportsman Club as seen here uses one field for a rifle sighting range.
There have been
some new things in recent years such as streetlights. Even street signs have
been installed for the first time to enable 911 services to the town. Names were
given to so called streets for the first time. Here are some of the signs.
Here are some
views of some of the streets as they appear now. The first is the lower part of
Circle Drive looking past the Cecchi house toward the Alfieri property.
next view is of the upper part of Circle Drive taken near the Alfieri property
looking east. The realty for sale sign in front the former Rizzo house can be
seen on the right. The former gas company house that is owned by the Schnepp
family is next past the for sale sign.
some views of present day King row is shown. Some of the original company houses
can be seen. All have been remodeled over the years.
is a view down
is a view of the road that leads to Wilcox from in front of the old Post Office
building that was once Emil Erlandson's grocery store, later
Lodge 749 of the International Order of Odd Fellows was very popular in the
early 1900's. The old
gas companies, United Natural Gas Company and National Fuel Gas Supply Co, at
one time had an extensive work force in Clermont. Now the men who work for
National Fuel work out of an office in
are several new things in Clermont. The fire department is now located just east
of the Aloi house.
is a picture of one of their trucks.
of the local residents serves as a fire warden but the job is not directly
connected directly to the fire department.
Mc Kean County Solid Waste Landfill and a particleboard industrial plant have
been built in
also provide free garbage pickup for the residents and campers. People use boxes
like this one for their trash.
the post office has been closed, people get their mail by rural delivery from
is a picture of Lenore(Cecchi) Kane on November 22, 2001(Thanksgiving Day).
former Clermont residents think that National Fuel Supply Company has set up a
dummy corporation, Seneca Resource Corporation, to harvest the timber on the
land and thus avoid lowering the natural gas bills to their customers. There are
many no trespassing signs in the Clermont area now and this one set up on the
old Shawmut grade.
addition trespassing signs are found in many places that were not there for many
years. It would seem that large companies have acquired much of the land in the
Clermont area. Here are a two signs that appear in various places.