The Black Forest Thunderbird: Part One

Fog lingers in the hollows of northcentral Pennsylvania Note: This was originally posted on September 10, 2014, in an earlier version of The Pennsylvania Rambler. This article has been edited and updated as Part One of Two. Pennsylvania's Black Forest is a region of northcentral Pennsylvania that mostly is as wild today as it was … Continue reading The Black Forest Thunderbird: Part One

Taftsville Covered Bridge

Taftsville Covered Bridge,Vermont After leaving the Quechee Covered Bridge, I returned to Route 4 and continued the journey westward toward the birthplace of President Calvin Coolidge. Note: More about Calvin Coolidge can be found here: President Coolidge and the Quechee Covered Bridge here: Quechee. The next covered bridge on my list was the historic Taftsville … Continue reading Taftsville Covered Bridge

John Gochnaur: The Worst Shortstop Ever?

Grave of John Gochnaur, Fairview Cemetery, Altoona Of all the cemeteries I’ve ever been in, Altoona’s Fairview Cemetery was the one that definitely needed some help. From the moment I passed through the gates on Willow Avenue, I was shocked by the condition of the cemetery grounds. The hillside was marred by sunken graves, toppled … Continue reading John Gochnaur: The Worst Shortstop Ever?