A Place Called Hexie
Samuel Miller, author
Riding the white horse her father gave her as a wedding present , Priscilla and her husband, Samuel Rugg, came to the Turkeyfoot Valley in Somerset County, PA. The year is 1789 and she immediately becomes a person of suspicion to the early German settlers. They tag her as Hex Berge, or witch of the hills. The legend lives on. Move ahead one hundred years to the times of Mary Wyno, the witch from Slovenia whom most of the people in the area held with suspicion. She appears and disappears at will, she can silence horses and her spells become reality. Here in Hexie her spirit lives on.