In the Line of Duty: Hugh Gillette

Constable Hugh Gillette, Keewaydin Cemetery, Keewaydin Turning onto the grounds of Keewaydin Cemetery, I was immediately greeted with the large obelisk marking the resting place of a young murder victim whose body was discovered a short distance from this location, on the Centre County side of the Susquehanna’s West Branch. While Clara Price is buried … Continue reading In the Line of Duty: Hugh Gillette

In the Line of Duty: William Cunningham

William Cunningham, Burnside Cemetery, Burnside The first time I traveled Route 219 between Dubois and Ebensburg, I discovered a road rich with history that many are unaware about. That journey included a visit to a Medal of Honor recipient, a local folk figure and the only covered bridge remaining in Clearfield County. Note: More about … Continue reading In the Line of Duty: William Cunningham

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

Medal of Honor: Melvin Brown

Melvin Brown, Mahaffey Cemetery The Medal of Honor symbolizes the ideals of patriotism, courage, sacrifice, and integrity and is the highest award presented for military valor in action. Those recipients have shown bravery in combat, going above and beyond the call of duty, risking – and often sacrificing – their lives for the welfare of … Continue reading Medal of Honor: Melvin Brown

Milton “Milt” Jordan

The Grave of Milt Jordan, baseball I was beginning to think my GPS unit finally gave in and gave up. It was taking me across roads in the eastern portion of Clearfield County that were narrow enough I hoped I did not encounter anybody coming the other way. After taking a very scenic drive on … Continue reading Milton “Milt” Jordan

The Cherry Tree Monument

The Cherry Tree Monument Ever have one of those moments when you realize you’re really not impressed with something you have wanted to visit for a long time? That was my feeling as the Cherry Tree Monument came into view. Ever since I read about it in the late 1980s, it had been on my … Continue reading The Cherry Tree Monument