The Lamb’s Gap Murders

Resting near the rear of Evergreen Cemetery in Duncannon is a simple grave that gives no hint of the tragedy that befell the young lady resting there. Buried next to her parents, the stone only states her name and her birth and death dates: “Leah E. Ellenberger - 1902-1924.” Roughly fifteen miles south of here, … Continue reading The Lamb’s Gap Murders

Fort Couch

In the distance, there was a storm brewing, both figuratively and literally. Standing on the breastworks overlooking Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Lemoyne, and Mechanicsburg, I could see the storm in the distance. The storm that brought me here was an approaching battle as the Confederate army advanced northward into Pennsylvania. However, another storm – a physical … Continue reading Fort Couch

Rev. Steadman and “The Most Wicked Man in the World”

I arrived at Evergreen Cemetery, located on the eastern edge of Union City, with directions to the grave I was seeking and thankfully those directions were correct. In a matter of minutes I was standing at the grave located among the rolling hills of Evergreen Cemetery. Near the back of the cemetery is the simple … Continue reading Rev. Steadman and “The Most Wicked Man in the World”

Along the Way: Bedford’s Coffee Pot

  Standing on the south side of Business Route 30, next to the county fairgrounds in Bedford, is a unique piece of Americana – a giant, two-story coffee pot. I had heard about it years ago, on a PBS special about the Lincoln Highway, and I honestly thought it had been demolished. I was surprised … Continue reading Along the Way: Bedford’s Coffee Pot

Along the Way: Harmon’s and Trusal Covered Bridges

Two of Indiana County’s covered bridges are located along Five Points Road within a half mile of each other, just east of the small community of Willet. Although the closest community is Willet, the address for them shows up as Creekside, a town to the southwest of the two bridges. I had left the Kintersburg … Continue reading Along the Way: Harmon’s and Trusal Covered Bridges

Along the Way: Colvin Covered Bridge

There was a coolness in the autumn air as I stepped out of the vehicle and stretched. The bridge was not on my list of places to visit on the journey through Bedford and Somerset Counties, but I welcomed the unplanned stop as a break from the long drive that morning. My mind had been … Continue reading Along the Way: Colvin Covered Bridge