Along the Way: Coudersport’s Moon Tree

Coudersport's Moon Tree I stepped out into the heat and humidity of the July afternoon and scanned the grounds of the Coudersport Area Recreational Park. Only a handful of people dared the afternoon heat and those people quickly sought shade. I had arrived at the park in search of one of Pennsylvania’s Moon Trees, one … Continue reading Along the Way: Coudersport’s Moon Tree

Along the Way: Dillsburg’s Moon Tree

The Dillsburg Moon Tree I was headed home from spending the day touring Gettysburg, when I decided to detour through the community of Dillsburg. A couple minutes after turning off Route 15, I could see the sycamore standing guard at the corner of the elementary school. Seeing school was over for the summer, I was … Continue reading Along the Way: Dillsburg’s Moon Tree

Along the Way: Hollidaysburg’s Moon Tree

Hollidayburg's Moon Tree is located at Highland Hall I was first introduced to Moon Trees in the early 2000s. I was a member of an online group that discussed Pennsylvania mysteries and one of the members asked if any of the group knew about the Moon Tree planted at Core Creek State Park. After a … Continue reading Along the Way: Hollidaysburg’s Moon Tree

Who Murdered Louise Carroll? Updated

Carroll Family plot, Old Saint Joseph's Cemetery (A.K.A. Drury Run Cemetery) “Have you figured it out yet?” The email read. It had been almost six months since I last heard from my mystery writer. I sighed as I set my glasses on the desk and scratched my head at the simple email my mysterious correspondent … Continue reading Who Murdered Louise Carroll? Updated

The Massacre of Captain Phillips’ Rangers

Memorial to Captain Phillips' Rangers, Saxton I left the memorial for the mythical massacre of Captain Green and his men and turned my vehicle to the southwest. I followed Route 26 southward to a massacre site which occurred during the summer of 1780. Unlike the story Henry Shoemaker tells in his story “Green Gap,” this … Continue reading The Massacre of Captain Phillips’ Rangers

The Mythical Captain Green Massacre

Captain Green Massacre Monument, Carroll Just a couple hundred yards from the Jersey Shore exit of Interstate 80, at the eastern end of Sugar Valley. Although I had stopped at the marker a number of times before, I recently stopped to take a couple pictures of the monument while on my way to visit the … Continue reading The Mythical Captain Green Massacre