The Murder of Josiah Dale: Part Two

This is part two of a two part article. The first part can be found here:┬áPart One. As I stood before the simple stone in the Reformed and Lutheran Cemetery, located on the western edge of Centre Hall, that marked the resting place of Josiah Dale, I had to ask myself two questions that were … Continue reading The Murder of Josiah Dale: Part Two

The Murder of Josiah Dale: Part One

It all started with a ghost story. But then again, some of the most interesting pieces of forgotten history I have stumbled upon start this way. I first encountered the unsolved murder among a listing of haunted places, legends and lore of Centre County. There was not much to the story presented. It mentioned a … Continue reading The Murder of Josiah Dale: Part One

Hiking the James Cleveland Trail

On May 24, 1931 Airmail Pilot James "Jimmy" Cleveland lost his life when his plane failed to clear Mount Nittany and crashed near the top of the mountain above Centre Hall. I grew up knowing the history of the crash and though I knew there was a memorial for James Cleveland at the top of … Continue reading Hiking the James Cleveland Trail