This old stone farmhouse nestled among the trees in South Park is a sturdy remnant of frontier days. On this site Oliver Miller first built a log home in the wilderness. Families gathered here to worship before there was a church or a minister. Sons of Oliver Miller served in the frontier militia and the Revolutionary War and were later involved in the Whiskey Rebellion
The story of this family reveals a way of life and a struggle for survival common to those who first settled Western Pennsylvania. Most of these frontier farmers were Scots-Irish immigrants; some were of Scottish, Welsh, or German descent. They were proud, frugal people with few possessions, determined to find good, cheap land and a better life.