In the Line of Duty: William Cunningham

William Cunningham, Burnside Cemetery, Burnside The first time I traveled Route 219 between Dubois and Ebensburg, I discovered a road rich with history that many are unaware about. That journey included a visit to a Medal of Honor recipient, a local folk figure and the only covered bridge remaining in Clearfield County. Note: More about … Continue reading In the Line of Duty: William Cunningham

Leonard Rhone’s Picnic

Leonard Rhone. Centre Hall Arriving in Centre Hall, I turned onto West Church Street and soon saw the cemetery on the left side of the road. Making a left turn onto North Willow Avenue, I made an immediate right onto the sacred grounds of the Centre Hall Reformed and Lutheran Cemetery, which is known by … Continue reading Leonard Rhone’s Picnic

Bloody Knox

Bloody Knox Marker, Knox Township, Clearfield County. Insert: Grave of Edgar Reed Philipsburg, the small community straddling Moshannon Creek on the Centre-Clearfield County line, seemed quiet on the day of my visit. With it being a holiday weekend on the day of my visit, I would have thought there would have been more traffic, but … Continue reading Bloody Knox

Medal of Honor: Michael J. Madden

Michael Madden, Medal of Honor, Mount Calvary Cemetery, Harrisburg The Medal of Honor symbolizes the ideals of patriotism, courage, sacrifice, and integrity and is the highest award presented for military valor in action. Those recipients have shown bravery in combat, going above and beyond the call of duty, risking – and often sacrificing – their … Continue reading Medal of Honor: Michael J. Madden

Wreck of the Cleveland and Cincinnati Express

Memorial to the wreck's Unknown Dead, Paxtang Cemetery. Insert: top of the memorial In all the times I have passed through Harrisburg, I've made very few stops at the cemeteries to visit the graves of community members buried there. On this particular trip I was detouring from my journey to visit a memorial within the … Continue reading Wreck of the Cleveland and Cincinnati Express