Leonard Eshmont: Professional Football Player

Leonard Eshmont Saint Joseph's Cemetery We had spent the day wandering about the cemeteries of Columbia and Schuylkill Counties, tracking down a number of nationally notable and locally interesting people. The cool, autumn weather was ideal as we explored the region and the unique history of the region. Leaving Shamokin, I followed Route 61, before … Continue reading Leonard Eshmont: Professional Football Player

John L. Sullivan: Baseball Player

John Sullivan, Harmony Cemetery I had set out one foggy morning to explore the eastern shore of the Susquehanna River, especially the piece of land between Milton and Sunbury, which I had managed to avoid in my travels. That morning I started my journey in Milton to visit Frederic Godcharles, whose book Daily Stories of … Continue reading John L. Sullivan: Baseball Player

Enos “Country” Slaughter

Grave of Enos Slaughter, Allensville Cemetery I had returned to Roxboro, North Carolina after being away for almost ten years. Having friends living in the area, my family had visited the region numerous times over the years. Entering town from the north on Route 501, there was a sign welcoming visitors and announcing the community … Continue reading Enos “Country” Slaughter

Larry Critchfield: Football Player

Larry Critchfield, Ursina Cdemetery The sun was peeking from behind the looming clouds as I arrived at the Ursina Cemetery. The morning had been cold, frosty and foggy, but that was not going to stop my journey into the heart of Somerset County. Turning off Jersey Hollow Road, the road leading to the cemetery was … Continue reading Larry Critchfield: Football Player