Thomas Iverson “Tom” Poorman

The Poorman Family Memorial, Highland Cemetery, Lock Havem I was in Highland Cemetery to visit the graves of the baseball players buried here. Accompanied by Mike, a good friend and fellow explorer, we set out to conquer the hill known as Highland Cemetery and pay our respects to those who had this as their final … Continue reading Thomas Iverson “Tom” Poorman

John “Cannon Ball” Shaffer

John "Cannon Ball" Shaffer, Lock Haven Parking just inside the entrance to Lock Haven’s Highland Cemetery, I stepped out into the humidity of late August and stared at the hill before me. The cemetery, which is located on the hillside behind Lock Haven University, is the resting place of many of Lock Haven’s – and … Continue reading John “Cannon Ball” Shaffer

Pennsylvania’s First Game Refuge

Pennsylvania's First Game Refuge, Route 144 south of Renovo Growing up, it was very common for my parents to take the family on an afternoon ride to explore the back roads of Central Pennsylvania. One of the more popular afternoon drives was along Route 144. In the years of traveling up and down Route 144 … Continue reading Pennsylvania’s First Game Refuge

Unsolved: Fairview John Doe

Fairview Cemetery, Renovo Note: Throughout this article, I refer to the unidentified man as Fairview John Doe due to the location where his remains were buried. Scanning the field of stone I knew the person for whom I was searching did not have a recorded burial location. If there had been a stone at one … Continue reading Unsolved: Fairview John Doe

The Capitol Columns

Jersey Shore Cemetery (left) and Linwood Cemetery (right) “Do we have time for two more stops?” I asked. Haylee glanced at her phone. “We should be good. Where are we headed?” “First to McElhattan and then back to Jersey Shore,” I answered. We arrived at Linwood Cemetery in McElhattan and got out of the vehicle. … Continue reading The Capitol Columns

The Tiadaghton Declaration

Historical Marker for the Tiadaghton Elm Note: More about the Fair Play Men, who according to legend signed the Tiadaghton Declaration under an elm along Pine Creek, can be found here: The Fair Play Men. “Do you think the Tiadaghton Declaration existed?” Haylee asked as we walked across the grassy plot to stand in the shade … Continue reading The Tiadaghton Declaration