The Schnae Harsh

The road through The Scotia Pine Barrens I drove slowly along the dirt road that leads to the Scotia Shooting Range, scanning the woods in search of a mythical creature that is supposed to roam the region known as the Scotia Pine Barrens, or just The Barrens to locals. The leaves were changing, decorating the … Continue reading The Schnae Harsh

The Wolfman’s Grave

Not the Wolfman's Grave, but a cemetery in the Schwaben Creek Valley The countryside of the Schwaben Creek Valley was a step back in time to a simpler day. Located in the southern-most portion of Northumberland County, the valley is far from the crowds and busy everyday life of the Harrisburg metro region, just a … Continue reading The Wolfman’s Grave

Along the Way: Legend of the Sulphur Spring

Please note: This story was first recorded by Henry Shoemaker, so take it as you will. Though this story may have very well originated from his mind, it has become a part of regional lore. Also, the Indian names he uses are italicized in the story. Henry Shoemaker had a story for almost every place … Continue reading Along the Way: Legend of the Sulphur Spring

Weirdness in Waterford

As many times as I’ve visited Waterford in Erie County, I never realized that there was a covered bridge located just southeast of town until recently. During vacation, which was spent exploring the covered bridges of western Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio, I returned to Waterford to visit the bridge and photograph it. Waterford Covered Bridge, … Continue reading Weirdness in Waterford