Vanished: John Wise: Balloonist

I never would have thought that reading a book about the mysteries of the Great Lakes would bring me to the center of Lancaster.  Hidden within the book was a mention of the disappearance of John Wise. The mention was barely a paragraph, but it caught my attention and a search revealed he was a … Continue reading Vanished: John Wise: Balloonist

Hiking the James Cleveland Trail

On May 24, 1931 Airmail Pilot James "Jimmy" Cleveland lost his life when his plane failed to clear Mount Nittany and crashed near the top of the mountain above Centre Hall. I grew up knowing the history of the crash and though I knew there was a memorial for James Cleveland at the top of … Continue reading Hiking the James Cleveland Trail