The Lost Treasure of the Voyageurs

The hollow I believe to be Halfway Hollow Almost immediately after posting the article about Halfway Hollow, I received an email from Jon about the mysterious hollow. “Hello I just read your blog about Halfway Hollow. You say Dabold Hare buried a small fortune in gold coins near his home. I’ve heard the treasure buried … Continue reading The Lost Treasure of the Voyageurs

Along the Way: Isaac Benson’s Bed Goes to Harrisburg

Benson Monument with Isaac's grave in foreground Over the years I have passed Eulalia Cemetery, located on the western edge of Coudersport, so many times I stopped counting. I often wondered about the stories waiting to be discovered among the memorials that clung to the hillside, but unfortunately, most of the time I was headed … Continue reading Along the Way: Isaac Benson’s Bed Goes to Harrisburg

Along the Way: Coudersport’s Moon Tree

Coudersport's Moon Tree I stepped out into the heat and humidity of the July afternoon and scanned the grounds of the Coudersport Area Recreational Park. Only a handful of people dared the afternoon heat and those people quickly sought shade. I had arrived at the park in search of one of Pennsylvania’s Moon Trees, one … Continue reading Along the Way: Coudersport’s Moon Tree

The Strange Death of Dr. Bentley

The journey that brought me to Galeton on this trip started while talking a to friend after a presentation on Pennsylvania folklore. “You mentioned Mary Reeser, but have you ever heard of Dr. Bentley?” “Of course, who hasn't?” “You know he's buried in Galeton?” “No, he's not.” “Yes, yes he is, look it up.” “Are … Continue reading The Strange Death of Dr. Bentley