"..life's a song my friend that's been written for us, 
you've got to live the verses and fall back on the chorus."


Educational Programs by Van

Tall Timber
Hard Coal
Iron In Their Veins
What Once Was

The History of Elk in Pennsylvania





Montour Ridge History Project

Music Videos

Pennsylvania History Videos


Guitar Tutorial Videos


Listen to Songs


A-M | N-Z

Songbook with lyrics and chords (PDF fromat)  



Essays and Short Stories

The Tar Pines of Pennsylvania

New information of Montour County Iron Ore Mines

The Worst Water In The World

Not One More Teaspoon

Big Water Big Land (Montour County Fracking)

Hard Coal Navy. Coal Dredging on the Susquehanna
"Fire In The Hole" Black Powder Making in Danville

Expansion (Urban Sprawl Essay for Montour County)
Liberty Iron Furnace
What Once Was
My Time at R&R Coal
We Vote With Our Dollar
Getting Kids Hooked on History
Interview with Cy Kelly
The Jerseytown Coal Mine
The Story of The Montour Log Raft
My Time in the Idaho Timber
The Ore of Montour
Danville Charcoal Making
Buffalo in Pennsylvania by Watershed
Danville Brick-making  

Albums and book


Projects (past and Present)
The Hard Coal Boysl
Sour Mash
Monogram Music
Van Wagner Trio
History Alive Boys
Chigliac Feedhorn

News clippings


Photo Album