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 Lost Children of the Alleghenies

Grave of Joseph and Samuel Cox The drive along Monument Road was a beautiful one as the forest was no longer shades of green, but filled with splashes of red, yellow and orange. When I arrived at the parking area, I was surprised how much colder it was in the remote hollow. I had on … Continue reading The Lost Children of the Alleghenies

Along the Way: Herline and Turner Covered Bridges

Herline Covered Bridge. Insert: Turner Covered Bridge Note: This is a part of the Bedford County Covered Bridge tour I went on. Each bridge in the tour has directions from the previous bridge. In all, eight covered bridges will be featured in this tour. The tour order is: Osterburg, Snooks, Knisley and Ryot, Cuppett and … Continue reading Along the Way: Herline and Turner Covered Bridges

Along the Way: Cuppett Covered Bridge and Gravity Hill

Note: This is a part of the Bedford County Covered Bridge tour I went on. Each bridge in the tour has directions from the previous bridge. In all, eight covered bridges will be featured in this tour. The tour order is: Osterburg, Snooks, Knisley and Ryot, Cuppett and Gravity Hill, Colvin, and Herline and Turner … Continue reading Along the Way: Cuppett Covered Bridge and Gravity Hill

Along the Way: Knisley and Ryot Covered Bridges

Note: This is a part of the Bedford County Covered Bridge tour I went on. Each bridge in the tour has directions from the previous bridge. In all, eight covered bridges will be featured in this tour. The tour order is: Osterburg, Snooks, Knisley and Ryot, Cuppett and Gravity Hill, Colvin, and Herline and Turner … Continue reading Along the Way: Knisley and Ryot Covered Bridges

Along the Way: Snooks Covered Bridge

Note: This is a part of the Bedford County Covered Bridge tour I went on. Each bridge in the tour has directions from the previous bridge. In all, eight covered bridges will be featured in this tour. The tour order is: Osterburg, Snooks, Knisley and Ryot, Cuppett and Gravity Hill, Colvin, and Herline and Turner … Continue reading Along the Way: Snooks Covered Bridge