Grave of Hugh Muirhead, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Unionville I turned my attention from the grave of Benjamin H. Rich, a young man whose love of football would result in his death in 1897, and scanned the garden of stone known as Oak Ridge Cemetery. It was comforting to see the American flags flapping lazily in … Continue reading Unsolved: The Murder of Hugh Muirhead
The memorial marking the plot where Benjamin H. Rich rests, Unionville I passed through the small community of Unionville, in Centre County, and headed toward Oak Ridge Cemetery on the southwestern side of town. Had I not known where to turn for the cemetery, I would have easily passed by it - the sign marking … Continue reading Benjamin H Rich: A Fatal Football Game
The Antes Schoolhouse, Black Moshannon State Park Black Moshannon State Park has always held a special place in my life. As a youngster, my parents would bring us here to fish. In high school and college, it was the place where a group of us would gather for picnics or spend our time fishing or … Continue reading Unsolved: Black Moshannon’s Unknown Man
Patrick Monaghan, St Joseph's Cemetery, Girardville The Medal of Honor symbolizes the ideals of patriotism, courage, sacrifice, and integrity and is the highest award presented for military valor in action. Those recipients have shown bravery in combat, going above and beyond the call of duty, risking – and often sacrificing – their lives for the … Continue reading Medal of Honor: Patrick Monaghan
Memorial in Hollenbeck Cemetery Note: I need to place a warning on this article. When I first visited Hollenbeck Cemetery it was in 2008, during the daytime, and done with respect for those buried there. I do not encourage trespassing, after-dark visits, or ghost hunting on sacred pieces of land. Hollenbeck Cemetery has been heavily … Continue reading Hollenbeck Cemetery: Haunted?
In 1927, the remains of an unidentified man were discovered a mile east of the picnic area Growing up, it was common for my parents to take the family on day trips. One of the familiar trips would take us through Sugar Valley with a return homeward via Route 45 or 192. Both routes held … Continue reading Unresolved: The Body in Seven Mile Narrows