Along the Way: The Shamokin-Titanic Connection

Grave of Joseph Zupicich, St. Edwards Cemetery, Shamokin I paused at the gates of Saint Edwards Cemetery. The journey this far had been exciting with the GPS sending me down dead-end roads and wanting me to go the wrong way on one-way streets. The last three blocks had been almost straight uphill and for the … Continue reading Along the Way: The Shamokin-Titanic Connection

Along the Way: The Restless Spirit of Cassie Foster

Cassie Foster rests in an unmarked grave in Elimsport Cemetery I walked among the older stones of Elimsport Cemetery scanning the stones, reading the engravings that told the stories of those interred on the sacred piece of land. Countless flags flapped lazily in the breeze as I paused at the graves of those who had … Continue reading Along the Way: The Restless Spirit of Cassie Foster

The Boots of Amandon Baker

Grave of Amandon Baker, Fishing Creek Cemetery. Note the age on his stone is wrong - he was 57 when he passed. I was visiting the Fishing Creek Cemetery in search of a baseball player who rests among the stones. The small rural cemetery was one of the last places I would have thought to … Continue reading The Boots of Amandon Baker

Meyer Cemetery John Doe

Meyer Cemetery John Doe I slowly walked among the stones of Meyer Cemetery, located in the rolling hills of the Buffalo Run Valley, west of Bellefonte. I scanned the tombstones, taking in the familiar names of people I had known growing up. Though many of those buried on these sacred lands are familiar to me, … Continue reading Meyer Cemetery John Doe

Along the Way: Isaac Benson’s Bed Goes to Harrisburg

Benson Monument with Isaac's grave in foreground Over the years I have passed Eulalia Cemetery, located on the western edge of Coudersport, so many times I stopped counting. I often wondered about the stories waiting to be discovered among the memorials that clung to the hillside, but unfortunately, most of the time I was headed … Continue reading Along the Way: Isaac Benson’s Bed Goes to Harrisburg