Daniel Hughes and the Freedom Road Cemetery

Freedom Road Cemetery. Williamsport I was too busy talking to Haylee, a friend from college and my copilot for the day’s journey, and missed the small pull-off along Freedom Road. I passed a familiar blue Pennsylvania historical marker as we continued northward until I found a safe place to turn around and return to the … Continue reading Daniel Hughes and the Freedom Road Cemetery

Medal of Honor: Francis Cunningham

Grave of Francis Cunningham, Sugar Grove Cemetery,, Ohiopyle Standing at the grave of Medal of Honor recipient Francis Morrison, I scanned the hillside for the resting place Francis Cunningham. My eyes paused at each stone marked by a flag, but none of them appeared to be the grave I sought. I carefully moved along the … Continue reading Medal of Honor: Francis Cunningham

Medal of Honor: Francis Morrison

Grave of Francis Morrison, Ohiopyle Although I had visited Ohiopyle State Park a number of times and I was familiar with the old cemetery located along Campground Road, but was not aware of the other cemeteries in the immediate area. However, just to the northeast of the community rests another cemetery that is hidden from … Continue reading Medal of Honor: Francis Morrison

The Lost Treasure of Dents Run: The Debate

Note: This is the second part of the series about the Lost Treasure of Dents Run. The first part can be found here: Dents Run: The Legend The vehicle bounced over rocks and ruts as I made my way slowly up the mountainside. Although the road was wide enough for two vehicles to easily pass, I … Continue reading The Lost Treasure of Dents Run: The Debate

The Lost Treasure of Dents Run: The Legend

As we topped Winslow Hill, both my parents called out they saw elk on the distant hillside. I parked in the viewing lot so they could study the magnificent creatures moving about with seemingly little care in the world. “That one’s a bull,” my father announced as the monarch stepped into the field from the … Continue reading The Lost Treasure of Dents Run: The Legend

The Death of Corporal William Rihl

After paying my respects to Enoch Brown and his pupils, who were massacred in 1764, I headed eastward towards another marker in the immediate region. This incident happened almost one hundred years later. Rather than taking me the direct route, the GPS took me along a number of back roads and I ended up much … Continue reading The Death of Corporal William Rihl