The Pennsylvania That Could Have Been

The Pennsylvania countryside In my personal collection of books, there are numerous works of fiction involving alternative histories of the country with many of them set around a different outcome of Pennsylvania’s most famous battle – Gettysburg. What would have happened if the Confederacy would have won at Gettysburg is a subject numerous authors have … Continue reading The Pennsylvania That Could Have Been

Curse of the Stone Couch

The Stone Couch “If you ever get out to Hazleton, you have to visit the Stone Couch,” Deb, who calls Hazleton home, informed me. “It’s on top of Buck Mountain near the Luzerne-Carbon County line. Legend states that those who sit on it will have bad luck follow them.” One morning I set out to … Continue reading Curse of the Stone Couch

The Powell Squib Factory Disaster

Memorial to the victims to the Powell Squib Factory victims, Shawnee Cemetery, Plymouth Resting on the hills overlooking the community of Plymouth and the Wyoming Valley is the Shawnee Cemetery. Named in honor of the Shawnee Indians, who once lived on the flats along the Susquehanna River, this sacred spot is the final resting place … Continue reading The Powell Squib Factory Disaster

Beth Doe: Identified as Evelyn Colon

Marker for Beth Doe (in foreground) - in this spot rests both her and her unborn daughter. Baby Jane Doe's marker (in background) is an unrelated case that has been resolved and is not connected with Beth Doe. Please Note: In March 2021, Beth Doe was been identified as Evelyn Colon, 15, of Jersey City, … Continue reading Beth Doe: Identified as Evelyn Colon