Allen Sparrow of Hopedale stands before the grave of Sgt. Lt. Col. Andrew Ralson of Millers Co PA Militia, 1753-1827. This Revolutionary War soldier was one of the oldest laid to rest in Beech Spring Cemetary. Read about the history and founding fathers of Hopedale, the featured community in this week’s print edition of the Harrison News-Herald. NH Photo/ROBERT A. DEFRANK