The Murder of William Phillippi

Grave of William Phillippi - nature was crying the day of my visit The journey to Silbaugh Church and cemetery took me along some narrow roads and through heavy rain storms in the southern portion of Somerset County. After the GPS attempted to take me across a farmer’s field, I found the correct entrance to … Continue reading The Murder of William Phillippi

Along the Way: Barronvale Covered Bridge

Barronvale Covered Bridge, New Lexington Leaving King’s Covered Bridge, I drove a short distance west on Route 653 before turning right onto Ream Road. Following it to the intersection with Covered Bridge Road, the sign at the junction informed me to turn right and upon turning, I could see the covered bridge a short distance … Continue reading Along the Way: Barronvale Covered Bridge

King’s Covered Bridge and Doc Moore’s Ghost Story

King's Covered Bridge, New Lexington I drove west on Route 653, also known as the Scullton Road, headed to one of Somerset County’s ten covered bridges. Located next to Route 653, King's Covered Bridge is one of the easiest bridges to visit. With parking at both sides – there’s a picnic area on the western … Continue reading King’s Covered Bridge and Doc Moore’s Ghost Story

Along the Way: The Shamokin-Titanic Connection

Grave of Joseph Zupicich, St. Edwards Cemetery, Shamokin I paused at the gates of Saint Edwards Cemetery. The journey this far had been exciting with the GPS sending me down dead-end roads and wanting me to go the wrong way on one-way streets. The last three blocks had been almost straight uphill and for the … Continue reading Along the Way: The Shamokin-Titanic Connection

The Lost Treasure of the Voyageurs

The hollow I believe to be Halfway Hollow Almost immediately after posting the article about Halfway Hollow, I received an email from Jon about the mysterious hollow. “Hello I just read your blog about Halfway Hollow. You say Dabold Hare buried a small fortune in gold coins near his home. I’ve heard the treasure buried … Continue reading The Lost Treasure of the Voyageurs