The Powell Squib Factory Disaster

Resting on the hills overlooking the community of Plymouth and the Wyoming Valley is the Shawnee Cemetery. Named in honor of the Shawnee Indians, who once lived on the flats along the Susquehanna River, this sacred spot is the final resting place of many of the town’s residents. Successfully navigating the maze Plymouth's of streets, … Continue reading The Powell Squib Factory Disaster

Spirits of Snyder Cemetery

Note: If you choose to visit, please remember that this is a cemetery and those buried here should be paid the respect they deserve. There is something about abandoned cemeteries that causes people to think they are haunted. Even when confronted by facts, many maintain the facts are wrong. They insist the cemetery must be … Continue reading Spirits of Snyder Cemetery

Along the Way: Hedda Hopper

“You're kind of young to know who Hedda was, aren’t you?” the groundskeeper asked as he curiously stared at me. This was my third attempt to locate the grave of Hedda Hopper on the grounds of Rose Hill Cemetery near Altoona and this was the first time I had encountered anyone able to help with locating … Continue reading Along the Way: Hedda Hopper

Simeon Pfoutz: Lord of the Kettle Creek Valley

The wind whipped around me as I stepped out of the vehicle at the Alvin Bush Dam overlook. From the overlook along State Route 4001, I had a view of the dam and the southern end of the Kettle Creek Reservoir, one that was breath-taking and absolutely beautiful. Standing there, my attention was drawn to … Continue reading Simeon Pfoutz: Lord of the Kettle Creek Valley