The Headless Frenchman of the Kettle Creek Valley: Part Three

The Kettle Creek Reservoir Note: The first parts of this article can be found here Part One  and here Part Two. I arrived at Hammersley Fork and stepped out into the heat of the July afternoon. Parking in the area of the bridge was non-existent, so I grabbed a couple items and made the short walk to … Continue reading The Headless Frenchman of the Kettle Creek Valley: Part Three

Simeon Pfoutz: Lord of the Kettle Creek Valley

Monument for Simeon and Susannah Pfoutz, Kettle Creek The wind whipped around me as I stepped out of the vehicle at the Alvin Bush Dam overlook. From the overlook along State Route 4001, I had a view of the dam and the southern end of the Kettle Creek Reservoir, one that was breath-taking and absolutely … Continue reading Simeon Pfoutz: Lord of the Kettle Creek Valley

Dorcie Calhoun: A Man With A Vision

The Kettle Creek Project The grave of Dorcie Calhoun, New Maple Grove Cemetery Author's Note: This article continues the story that started in last week’s entry, "The Kettle Creek Project.” It started with a dream so vivid it would stay with the young man for years. In this dream, the young man was shown a … Continue reading Dorcie Calhoun: A Man With A Vision

The Kettle Creek Project

New Maple Grove Cemetery, Kettle Creek Valley Stepping out of the vehicle, I was instantly overwhelmed by the beauty of the area dressed in the vibrant colors of early autumn. However, I was not on this hilltop overlooking the Kettle Creek Valley merely for the view. On this hilltop is the resting place of many … Continue reading The Kettle Creek Project