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

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 of many of the town’s residents. Successfully navigating the maze Plymouth's of streets, … Continue reading The Powell Squib Factory Disaster

Beth Doe

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.. The sun was rapidly vanishing behind the row of pines at the rear of the Laurytown Road Cemetery. It was already later than planned, … Continue reading Beth Doe