The Peddler’s Grave

It was almost the perfect day to remember someone whose life was brutally cut down by an assassin's bullet. Though the sun was shining, it did little to warm the coldness lingering in the air as I pulled my jacket tighter, wishing I had worn a heavier coat on this walk. The silence was broken … Continue reading The Peddler’s Grave

The Lost Treasure of Dents Run: The Debate

Note: This is the second part of the series about the Lost Treasure of Dents Run. The first part can be found here: Dents Run: The Legend The vehicle bounced over rocks and ruts as I made my way slowly up the mountainside. Although the road was wide enough for two vehicles to easily pass, I … Continue reading The Lost Treasure of Dents Run: The Debate

The Lost Treasure of Dents Run: The Legend

As we topped Winslow Hill, both my parents called out they saw elk on the distant hillside. I parked in the viewing lot so they could study the magnificent creatures moving about with seemingly little care in the world. “That one’s a bull,” my father announced as the monarch stepped into the field from the … Continue reading The Lost Treasure of Dents Run: The Legend

Along the Way: Reverend Aaron Grosh

The journey to Marietta began with a phone call. “We're trying to find the graves of the founders of the Grange,” Charlene spoke. “We’re also curious to know what condition their graves are in. Interested?” A couple days later, I found myself driving through the gates of the Marietta Cemetery in southern Pennsylvania. Getting out … Continue reading Along the Way: Reverend Aaron Grosh

The Death of Corporal William Rihl

After paying my respects to Enoch Brown and his pupils, who were massacred in 1764, I headed eastward towards another marker in the immediate region. This incident happened almost one hundred years later. Rather than taking me the direct route, the GPS took me along a number of back roads and I ended up much … Continue reading The Death of Corporal William Rihl

The Enoch Brown Massacre

Sadly, in the modern world violence has become such a common event that many have become insensitive to the horrific acts that permeate the news. While some are quickly forgotten, others remain fresh in our minds, especially when it comes to major acts of senseless violence that haunts our schools. The history of school violence … Continue reading The Enoch Brown Massacre