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Twenty-nine Acres on Tussey Mountain Added to Rothrock Forest

(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) When Tom Hoy retired from a career with the FBI and returned to his hometown of State College in 2006, he had plans to build a retirement retreat on a little piece of land on Tussey Mountain handed down to him by his parents. The 29-acre slice of forest perched above Shingletown Road between Pine Grove Mills and Musser Gap had been in Hoy’s family since 1916. Hoy’s mother grew up on a farm at what is now the intersection of Whitehall Road and Route 26. “The mountain land was a summering spot for heifers from the farm. They would drive them up there and that’s where the young ones would spend the summer,” he said. Hoy’s plans unraveled as he began making inquiries about

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