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

Haunted Highways: The Janesville Pike

Along the Janesville Pike Note: The name Tanya is not the person's real first name - it was changed at her request. I entered Tyrone’s Reservoir Park and immediately saw Tanya sitting at the pavilion waiting for me. I had met Tanya years ago when we worked together at one of my first jobs. It … Continue reading Haunted Highways: The Janesville Pike

The Legend of Spook Woods

Along Schoonover Road, Kylertown I first heard Sean's story almost twenty years ago, but at the time I did not realize that his story may be connected to a haunted patch of woods known as "Spook Woods." Sean, who was living in Clearfield at the time I knew him, was the hardcore outdoorsman – when … Continue reading The Legend of Spook Woods

McGees Mills Covered Bridge

McGees Mills Covered Bridge, McGees Mill As many times as I had passed through Clearfield County, I had failed to explore the southern portion of the county. That was all changing as I drove southward on Route 219 in search of the only covered bridge still existing within the county's borders. I arrived at McGees … Continue reading McGees Mills Covered Bridge

George Rosenkrans: A Forgotten Composer

I parked at the entrance to Penfield Cemetery and stepped out of the vehicle into the shaded cemetery that the sun had yet to find. Looking at the steep hillside before me, I realized I should have brought climbing gear to ascend to the grave I sought. The graves were placed on narrow ledges cut … Continue reading George Rosenkrans: A Forgotten Composer