The Phantom of Fishing Creek

Logan Mills Covered Bridge, Sugar Valley One of my favorite drives in Central Pennsylvania is through the alpine valley known as Sugar Valley. The rolling hills of the valley are covered with a mixture of farmlands and woodlands which remind me of a much simpler time. One of my favorite stops in the valley is … Continue reading The Phantom of Fishing Creek

The Tea Springs “Spook Wolf”

The remnants of an old road near Tea Springs The first time I had ever heard of a “spook wolf” was in the mid-1990s while doing research at the historical library in Bellefonte. On one of the trips I was talking to another researcher about our subjects of study. When I mentioned I was looking … Continue reading The Tea Springs “Spook Wolf”

The Mythical Green Massacre Revisited

The Captain Green Massacre Monument, Sugar Valley Of all the articles I’ve posted, “The Mythical Captain Green Massacre” is one that seems to divide people - did the massacre happen or was it all a figment of the imagination? Historically, the story of Captain Green and his men has become a part of regional lore … Continue reading The Mythical Green Massacre Revisited

Daniel Karstetter’s Guardian Horseman

A scene in the Seven Mountains Traveling through the Seven Mountains region of Central Pennsylvania has always proved to be an adventure of its own. Away from the hustle and bustle of State College, the dirt roads that navigate the mountain range provide opportunities to see deer, turkey and bear. But driving through them provides … Continue reading Daniel Karstetter’s Guardian Horseman

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