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

The Fair Play Men

Marker for the Tiadaghton Declaration “Where are we headed to now?” Haylee asked as I turned onto Railroad Street, heading out of Jersey Shore. “Pine Creek,” I answered as I turned onto Tiadaghton Avenue. Where the road ended, I turned left onto River – also known as Old River – Road. I could see the … Continue reading The Fair Play Men