In the Line of Duty: William Cunningham

William Cunningham, Burnside Cemetery, Burnside The first time I traveled Route 219 between Dubois and Ebensburg, I discovered a road rich with history that many are unaware about. That journey included a visit to a Medal of Honor recipient, a local folk figure and the only covered bridge remaining in Clearfield County. Note: More about … Continue reading In the Line of Duty: William Cunningham

In The Line of Duty: Cyrus Butler

Resting place of Cyrus Butler, Brookville Cemetery, Brookville Note: In order to avoid confusion, I’m going to use Lansberry as the spelling of the last name of Joseph. In the earliest articles about the death of Cyrus Butler, Joseph’s name is spelled Lounsberry. When his name appears in the 1875 newspaper trial transcripts, it is … Continue reading In The Line of Duty: Cyrus Butler

In the Line of Duty: Joseph Deeghan

Deeghan Family Plot. Insert: Joseph Deeghan's stone There was a sense of familiarity as I turned off Route 144, made the immediate left and followed the narrow roadway up the hillside to the sacred grounds of Saint Joseph’s Cemetery. The last time I had visited the cemetery, which sits on the hillside west of Renovo, … Continue reading In the Line of Duty: Joseph Deeghan

In the Line of Duty: Peter Griffin

St. Mary's Cemetery, Lock Haven “Is there anybody else in this cemetery you want to visit before we leave?” Mike asked as we finished paying our respects to brothers Jerry and Tom Donovan, two baseball players from Lock Haven. Note: More about the brothers can be found here: The Donovans. “There is another notable person … Continue reading In the Line of Duty: Peter Griffin

In the Line of the Duty: John Ross

Grave of John Berry Ross, Highland Cemetery Mike and I finished paying our respects to fallen Officer Robert Probst before we made our way back to the vehicle and continued on our journey to the top of Highland Cemetery. Note: More about Robert Probst can be found here: Robert Probst. Finally making our way to … Continue reading In the Line of the Duty: John Ross

In the Line of Duty: Robert Probst

Officer Robert Probst, Highland Cemetery I was in Lock Haven’s Highland Cemetery to remember some of the notable people who rest on the hillside overlooking the county seat of Clinton County. I was joined on this trip by Mike, a good friend who was back in the area for a day of catching up and … Continue reading In the Line of Duty: Robert Probst