“People here are pleasant, polite. It’s not like that other places. I was born and raised right down the road here [near Darlington]. I’ve hunted every inch of it, within a 5-mile area. Growing up in the 60s, you never saw turkeys around here. Lived on the farm but never saw turkeys. Then I went to Vietnam, came back in the 70s and there were all kinds of wildlife here. Pheasants, turkeys, deer, quail. It’s a beautiful area. I’ve been to 13 countries around the world, but I always come back here. This is my home. I’m a Pennsyltuck-ian.”

[Red Shearer reminisces about growing up in Darlington].

Erin Ninehouser loves photography for its ability to reveal truths and insights that are often too difficult to capture with words. She believes, as Garrison Keillor says through his troubled yet triumphant character Barbara in Pontoon, that “the only sermon that counts is the one formed by our actions.” A native of New Castle, Erin has made her home in Ambridge where she lives happily with her wonderful husband Dave, their three adorable and hilarious cats, and their “old gentleman” dog, Max. Erin is excited to help tell the stories of the people of Beaver County. You can see more of her work on Facebook and connect on Instagram or Twitter.