The Smethport Airship Mystery

Looking east from Smethport I had spent the day crossing the northern tier of Pennsylvania, searching for the hidden stories known only by locals. Having spent the morning touring a couple cemeteries along Route 6, I arrived in the town of Smethsport. Parking on the eastern edge of town, I scanned the distant mountains. While … Continue reading The Smethport Airship Mystery

The Lost Treasure of Kinzua

Kinzua Bridge. Postcard part of the author's collection It all started with an email from Stephanie. The former college classmate's message had brought me once again into the beautiful area of the Kinzua Valley of northern Pennsylvania. Her brief email asked me what I knew about the lost loot of Kinzua. I replied with what … Continue reading The Lost Treasure of Kinzua

Blackbeard’s Treasure in Pennsylvania?

“Have you ever been to Gardeau?” I asked, though I had already knew the answer. The day had been spent searching for elk in Benezette and then across the Ridge Road (located in Elk State Forest on the ridges between Routes 120 and 873) to enjoy the numerous vistas along the road before heading back … Continue reading Blackbeard’s Treasure in Pennsylvania?