1966 Captivity Remembered

On May 11, 1966, 17-year-old Peggy Ann Bradnick of Shade Gap, PA, was kidnapped by William Diller Hollenbaugh, as she and her siblings got off the school bus. Hollenbaugh, known to locals in Huntingdon County as “Bicycle Pete,” held Bradnick captive for seven days. The kidnapping drew national attention, and was the largest manhunt in Pennsylvania history at that time. Hollenbaugh was tracked down and shot and Bradnick was safely rescued. But, not before FBI special agent Terry R. Anderson, who had followed one of Hollenbaugh’s mongrel dogs, was shot and dead before he hit the ground.

Peggy Ann To Speak at Spring Dinner Program

Peggy Ann (Bradnick) Jackson, now in her mid-60s, will be the guest speaker at the Juniata County Historical Society Spring Dinner Program and Election of Officers, 6 p.m., Apr 29, 2015, at the Port Royal Community Building located on Fourth Street, Port Royal. For reservations call the society at 717-436-5152 Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., or at other times let a message. The dinner menu is turkey, filling, mashed potatoes, green beans, ice cream, coffee and tea. Cost is $15 per person. Checks may be made out to Juniata County Historical Society and mailed to 498 Jefferson Street, Suite B, Mifflintown, PA 17059. Deadline is Wednesday, April 22.

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