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

Boalsburg and Memorial Day

Celebrating Boalsburg's First Memorial Day Note: Although many communities have claimed to be the birthplace of Memorial Day, this article is not to debate which place was the first to decorate the graves of those who served – this article is to recognize Boalsburg’s contributions to the day of remembrance. Also, in order to be … Continue reading Boalsburg and Memorial Day

Unsolved: The Murder of Hugh Muirhead

Grave of Hugh Muirhead, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Unionville I turned my attention from the grave of Benjamin H. Rich, a young man whose love of football would result in his death in 1897, and scanned the garden of stone known as Oak Ridge Cemetery. It was comforting to see the American flags flapping lazily in … Continue reading Unsolved: The Murder of Hugh Muirhead

Benjamin H Rich: A Fatal Football Game

The memorial marking the plot where Benjamin H. Rich rests, Unionville I passed through the small community of Unionville, in Centre County, and headed toward Oak Ridge Cemetery on the southwestern side of town. Had I not known where to turn for the cemetery, I would have easily passed by it - the sign marking … Continue reading Benjamin H Rich: A Fatal Football Game