A scene in the Seven Mountains Traveling through the Seven Mountains region of Central Pennsylvania has always proved to be an adventure of its own. Away from the hustle and bustle of State College, the dirt roads that navigate the mountain range provide opportunities to see deer, turkey and bear. But driving through them provides … Continue reading Daniel Karstetter’s Guardian Horseman
Unsolved murder victim, Bellefonte's Union Cemetery I was wandering the grounds of Bellefonte’s Union Cemetery photographing some of the notable people buried there, when I decided to seek out an ancestor buried near the grave of Governor Daniel Hastings. While I had a rough idea where she was buried, I found myself wandering back and … Continue reading Unsolved: Who Murdered Harold Guy Coll?
Medal of Honor recipient Henry Warfel, Philipsburg Cemetery The smell of freshly mowed grass filled the air as I stepped out of the vehicle and scanned the field of stone known as Philipsburg Cemetery. In the distance, a group was walking the cemetery and placing American flags on the graves of veterans. Thankfully, the group … Continue reading Medal of Honor: Henry Warfel
Foster Sayers, Schenk's Cemetery, Howard As I turned onto Lower Greens Run Road, Schenk's Cemetery immediately came into view. I entered the sacred grounds and drove back the the main roadway. Schenk's Cemetery is completely surrounded by Bald Eagle State Park and the present cemetery has its own unique history. The cemetery, as it is … Continue reading Medal of Honor: Foster Joseph Sayers
Resting place of Frances Hunter, Howard Cemetery I was on my way home from a college class when I decided to make a slight detour and return to the Howard Cemetery. The cemetery was familiar - I had stopped here earlier in the year to visit the grave of murder victim William Musser who rests … Continue reading Frances Tipton Hunter, Artist
Lincoln, Bellefonte Over the years, the one thing I've learned is there are two places to visit in small-town America: the courthouse - if it is a county seat- and the town park. A walk through the park or a trip around the courthouse grounds often reveals a little of the town's history. Talleyrand Park … Continue reading George Grey Barnard