The Black Forest Thunderbird: Part One

Fog lingers in the hollows of northcentral Pennsylvania Note: This was originally posted on September 10, 2014, in an earlier version of The Pennsylvania Rambler. This article has been edited and updated as Part One of Two. Pennsylvania's Black Forest is a region of northcentral Pennsylvania that mostly is as wild today as it was … Continue reading The Black Forest Thunderbird: Part One

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

The Capitol Columns

Jersey Shore Cemetery (left) and Linwood Cemetery (right) “Do we have time for two more stops?” I asked. Haylee glanced at her phone. “We should be good. Where are we headed?” “First to McElhattan and then back to Jersey Shore,” I answered. We arrived at Linwood Cemetery in McElhattan and got out of the vehicle. … Continue reading The Capitol Columns

The Tiadaghton Declaration

Historical Marker for the Tiadaghton Elm Note: More about the Fair Play Men, who according to legend signed the Tiadaghton Declaration under an elm along Pine Creek, can be found here: The Fair Play Men. “Do you think the Tiadaghton Declaration existed?” Haylee asked as we walked across the grassy plot to stand in the shade … Continue reading The Tiadaghton Declaration

The Fair Play Men

Marker for the Tiadaghton Declaration “Where are we headed to now?” Haylee asked as I turned onto Railroad Street, heading out of Jersey Shore. “Pine Creek,” I answered as I turned onto Tiadaghton Avenue. Where the road ended, I turned left onto River – also known as Old River – Road. I could see the … Continue reading The Fair Play Men