The Battle of Blanket Hill

Zech spotted the familiar blue historical marker in the distance. We had been following Route 422, headed westward towards Kittanning. The route, though it doesn't follow the exact route of the Frankstown Path, still gives a sense of the long journey that the captives were forced to take and Colonel Armstrong's men used on their … Continue reading The Battle of Blanket Hill

The Penn’s Creek Massacre: Part Two

The first part of the Penn's Creek Massacre can be found here: The Penn’s Creek Massacre: Part One Hidden along Penn’s Creek, near the spot where it empties into the Susquehanna River, are two markers hidden from view although they are a very short distance from a number of major roads – Route 522 terminates … Continue reading The Penn’s Creek Massacre: Part Two

The Penn’s Creek Massacre: Part One

I completely missed the monument. To be honest, I drove right past it. Even though I was driving slowly along Ridge Road I was past it before my father called out that I had just gone by it. Although the monument was only feet off the road, it was hidden under the two dead shrubs … Continue reading The Penn’s Creek Massacre: Part One