Unsolved: Black Moshannon’s Unknown Man

The Antes Schoolhouse, Black Moshannon State Park Black Moshannon State Park has always held a special place in my life. As a youngster, my parents would bring us here to fish. In high school and college, it was the place where a group of us would gather for picnics or spend our time fishing or … Continue reading Unsolved: Black Moshannon’s Unknown Man

Unresolved: The Body in Seven Mile Narrows

In 1927, the remains of an unidentified man were discovered a mile east of the picnic area Growing up, it was common for my parents to take the family on day trips. One of the familiar trips would take us through Sugar Valley with a return homeward via Route 45 or 192. Both routes held … Continue reading Unresolved: The Body in Seven Mile Narrows

Secret of the Stone Fortress

The forests of Pennsylvania still hold secrets waiting to be discovered “Have you ever heard of Shoemaker’s story about a stone fortress located near Houtzdale?” I had known Gary for twenty-some years, having met him while doing research. Also a collector of folklore, Gary focuses his spare time studying the folklore of lost treasures. “I … Continue reading Secret of the Stone Fortress

The White Buck of Ingleby

Looking towards the community of Ingleby from Penns View “Are you familiar with the White Buck of Ingleby?” Jim asked. I had finished a presentation of local folklore and was enjoying listening to the stories being told by attendees. Jim had been sharing a number of stories he had heard over the years. Ingleby is … Continue reading The White Buck of Ingleby

Unsolved: The Murder of George Marks

Grave of George Marks, Port Matilda Turning onto the roadway leading to the Port Matilda Presbyterian Cemetery, I immediately noticed the hillside ahead of me was covered with older graves. Those graves that clung to the steep hillside stood guard among the trees that had grown among the stones over the years. At one time … Continue reading Unsolved: The Murder of George Marks

Solved? Has Meyer Cemetery John Doe Been Identified?

Has Meyer Cemetery John Doe been Identified? Note: The original article about the unidentified victim can be found here: Meyer Cemetery John Doe. Since I first remember hearing about the four men killed in an accident in the early morning hours of Wednesday, August 3, 2000, I have been left wondering the identity of one … Continue reading Solved? Has Meyer Cemetery John Doe Been Identified?