Jerry and Tom Donovan: Brothers in Baseball

St. Mary's Cemetery, Lock Haven While Mike and I had finished paying our respects to those resting in Highland Cemetery, we were not finished with our visit to Lock Haven. Leaving the historic cemetery grounds, we passed through the grounds of Lock Haven University before turning left onto Lusk Run Road. A short distance up … Continue reading Jerry and Tom Donovan: Brothers in Baseball

Ed “Davy” Dunkle and The Potato Incident

Edward "Davy" Dunkle, Highland Cemetery Mike and I finished paying our respects to the Pennsylvania Game Commission officer who lost his life in 1942 while rescuing those affected by the floods in northern Pennsylvania. We walked along the roadway at the top of the historic hill, scanning the stones to our left, knowing that the … Continue reading Ed “Davy” Dunkle and The Potato Incident

Baseball’s James W. H. “Jim” Brown

James W. H. Brown, Highland Cemetery, Lock Haven I was in Lock Haven's Highland Cemetery to visit the graves of some of the notable people resting on the hillside overlooking the community. Accompanied by Mike, I set out to pay my respects to some of the notable people buried within the sacred grounds of the … Continue reading Baseball’s James W. H. “Jim” Brown

Thomas Iverson “Tom” Poorman

The Poorman Family Memorial, Highland Cemetery, Lock Havem I was in Highland Cemetery to visit the graves of the baseball players buried here. Accompanied by Mike, a good friend and fellow explorer, we set out to conquer the hill known as Highland Cemetery and pay our respects to those who had this as their final … Continue reading Thomas Iverson “Tom” Poorman

John “Cannon Ball” Shaffer

John "Cannon Ball" Shaffer, Lock Haven Parking just inside the entrance to Lock Haven’s Highland Cemetery, I stepped out into the humidity of late August and stared at the hill before me. The cemetery, which is located on the hillside behind Lock Haven University, is the resting place of many of Lock Haven’s – and … Continue reading John “Cannon Ball” Shaffer

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