The Blue Eyed Six: Trials and Executions

St. Joseph's Springs, Indiantown Gap Having heard the shooting early in the day, I slowed as I approached McLean Road which entered the grounds of Fort Indiantown Gap. Having been here a couple years back, I knew the road was sometimes closed due to military training. Seeing nobody around the junction of the roads, I … Continue reading The Blue Eyed Six: Trials and Executions

The Blue Eyed Six: The Murder of Joseph Raber

The resting Place of Joseph Raber, Moonshine Cemetery The sound of large artillery being fired nearby filled the air as I stepped out of the vehicle and scanned the cemetery across the road from where I had parked. A particular loud explosion caused me to jump and for a moment I debated getting back in … Continue reading The Blue Eyed Six: The Murder of Joseph Raber

In the Line of Duty: Philip Paul

Grave of Philip Paul, North Bend Cemetery This was not my first visit to the North Bend Cemetery. I turned onto the sacred grounds off of Main Street in the community of North Bend. The last trip had been while researching the history of the Kettle Creek valley when I stopped to visit those who … Continue reading In the Line of Duty: Philip Paul

Fred Frankhouse and the Unrecognized No-Hitter

Resting place of Fred Frankhouse, New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal I finished paying my respects to John B. Thompson, a Medal of Honor recipient who rests in the Old Church Cemetery west of Port Royal, and turned my attention towards the cemetery on the opposite side of Route 75. Note: More about John B. … Continue reading Fred Frankhouse and the Unrecognized No-Hitter

West Dummerston Covered Bridge

West Dummerston Covered Bridge, Vermont The sun had peaked over the distant horizon as we left Brattleboro and headed northwest on Route 30. The plan for that day’s journey was to explore the covered bridges of Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire and make a stop at the grave of one my favorite authors - Willa … Continue reading West Dummerston Covered Bridge