The Destruction of Kittanning

The town was preparing for a festival the day Zech and I arrived in Kittanning. Parking for a place near the monument was non-existent. Most of the parking spaces were filled with vendors preparing for the events of the weekend but the traffic and crowds were not going to deter me from my goal. I finally … Continue reading The Destruction of Kittanning

The Fall of Fort Granville

The markers for Fort Granville, Lewistown The sun was barely over the horizon when I arrived at the PennDOT building at the western edge of Lewistown. The cool morning air, mixed with the warmth of the early morning sun, was deceiving – the forecast for the day held the promise of thunderstorms. I stepped out … Continue reading The Fall of Fort Granville

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