Lower Humbert Covered Bridge

Lower Humbert Covered Bridge I followed the winding Humbert Road southward from the collection of buildings known as Kingwood towards one of Somerset County's covered bridges. Having rarely visited Somerset County, the beautiful day beckoned me to head southward into the Laurel Highlands to explore. The day had been spent searching for pieces of regional … Continue reading Lower Humbert Covered Bridge

The Ghost in the Jail: The Restless Spirit of Ralph Crossmire

Does Ralph Crossmire still haunt the old Smethport Jail? Roadwork was the thing on Route 6 west of Smethport. By the time I arrived in Smethport, I was ready to get out and stretch my legs – I had definitely been sitting too long. Parking near the courthouse, I wandered about the lawn reading the … Continue reading The Ghost in the Jail: The Restless Spirit of Ralph Crossmire

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