The 1864 Fast Line East TrainDisaster

Looking westward on the Juniata River toward Thompsontown Station (on the left bank) Note: Newspapers at the time interchange Thompsontown Station and Thompsontown in their reporting. To keep things organized, I will refer to the wreck location as Thompsontown Station, which was the stopping place on the Pennsylvania Railroad where the wreck happened. I stepped … Continue reading The 1864 Fast Line East TrainDisaster

Medal of Honor: Robert Wesley Ammerman

Ammerman Family Plot, Lost Creek Cemetery. Robert's grave is marked by the flag right of the family stone. The Medal of Honor symbolizes the ideals of patriotism, courage, sacrifice, and integrity and is the highest award presented for military valor in action. Those recipients have shown bravery in combat, going above and beyond the call … Continue reading Medal of Honor: Robert Wesley Ammerman

Fred Frankhouse and the Unrecognized No-Hitter

Resting place of Fred Frankhouse, New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal I finished paying my respects to John B. Thompson, a Medal of Honor recipient who rests in the Old Church Cemetery west of Port Royal, and turned my attention towards the cemetery on the opposite side of Route 75. Note: More about John B. … Continue reading Fred Frankhouse and the Unrecognized No-Hitter

Medal of Honor: Ferdinand Rohm

Medal of Honor recipient Ferdinand Rohm, Mifflintown Note: Rohm's name is spelled incorrectly on his tombstone. The Medal of Honor symbolizes the ideals of patriotism, courage, sacrifice, and integrity and is the highest award presented for military valor in action. Those recipients have shown bravery in combat, going above and beyond the call of duty, … Continue reading Medal of Honor: Ferdinand Rohm

Medal of Honor: James B. Thompson

Medal of Honor recipient James B. Thompson The Medal of Honor symbolizes the ideals of patriotism, courage, sacrifice, and integrity and is the highest award presented for military valor in action. Those recipients have shown bravery in combat, going above and beyond the call of duty, risking – and often sacrificing – their lives for … Continue reading Medal of Honor: James B. Thompson

Pomeroy-Academia Covered Bridge

Pomeroy-Academia Covered Bridge Over the last couple years I’ve journeyed to Ohio to visit the longest covered bridge in the United States and to Vermont and New Hampshire to visit the second longest. Having visited them, I turned my attention to the longest covered bridge still standing within the Pennsylvania borders. Note: The longest covered … Continue reading Pomeroy-Academia Covered Bridge