If you’ve ever walked or driven around the city of Erie, chances are you’ve noticed the name “Strong Vincent” emblazoned somewhere on a building, bridge or bench. Well that raises a question – just who is this Strong Vincent, and why is he everywhere in the city?
Erie is heaven for history buffs. Lighthouses, railways, Victorian mansions and even a naval brig from the War of 1812 serve as reminders of Erie days gone by. People in the area encounter names from Erie’s rich history every day — often without realizing the significant contributions of the namesakes. We at Edge — inquisitive […]