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

Robert “Bob” Ramazzotti

Robert Ramazzotti, Calvary Cemetery, Altoona I finished paying my respects to Thomas "Tommy" Irwin and walked back toward the vehicle. Though I knew I had a number of graves to visit on this trip, I knew there was another baseball player who rested close to Irwin’s resting place. Note: more about Irwin can be found … Continue reading Robert “Bob” Ramazzotti

Thomas “Tommy” Irwin

Thomas "Tommy" Irwin, Calvary Cemetery, Altoona “Weren't we here a couple weeks ago?” mom asked as I turned through the gates of Altoona’s Calvary Cemetery. “Yes,” I responded. That particular visit we had stopped to visit the grave of John Hickman, a Medal of Honor recipient, and George “Germany” Smith, a baseball player. Note: More … Continue reading Thomas “Tommy” Irwin

Walter’s Mill Covered Bridge

Walter's Mill Covered Bridge, Somerset The parking lot was empty when I turned on to the roadway leading to the parking lot of the Somerset Historical Society on the northern edge of Somerset. Getting out of the vehicle, I could immediately see the covered bridge a short distance away. The covered bridge is one of … Continue reading Walter’s Mill Covered Bridge