In the Line of Duty: Robert Probst

Officer Robert Probst, Highland Cemetery I was in Lock Haven’s Highland Cemetery to remember some of the notable people who rest on the hillside overlooking the county seat of Clinton County. I was joined on this trip by Mike, a good friend who was back in the area for a day of catching up and … Continue reading In the Line of Duty: Robert Probst

Who Murdered Harold Guy Coll?

Unsolved murder victim, Bellefonte's Union Cemetery I was wandering the grounds of Bellefonte’s Union Cemetery photographing some of the notable people buried there, when I decided to seek out an ancestor buried near the grave of Governor Daniel Hastings. While I had a rough idea where she was buried, I found myself wandering back and … Continue reading Who Murdered Harold Guy Coll?

The Blue Eyed Six: The Murder of Joseph Raber

The resting Place of Joseph Raber, Moonshine Cemetery Note: This is part one of "The Blue Eyed Six." Part two is The Trials and Executions and part three is located here: The Legends. The sound of large artillery being fired nearby filled the air as I stepped out of the vehicle and scanned the cemetery across the … Continue reading The Blue Eyed Six: The Murder of Joseph Raber

In the Line of Duty: Philip Paul

Grave of Philip Paul, North Bend Cemetery This was not my first visit to the North Bend Cemetery. I turned onto the sacred grounds off of Main Street in the community of North Bend. The last trip had been while researching the history of the Kettle Creek valley when I stopped to visit those who … Continue reading In the Line of Duty: Philip Paul

In the Line of Duty: Private Floyd Clouse

Private Floyd Clouse, Alto Reste, Altoona I finished paying my respects to the Medal of Honor recipient Harry Harr and made my way back to the vehicle. Although I have distant relations buried in Alto Reste Cemetery, this was the first time I had ever stopped to visit the sacred grounds. Note: more about the … Continue reading In the Line of Duty: Private Floyd Clouse

In the Line of Duty: The Murder of William Whiteman

William Whiteman, Rose Hill Cemetery, Altoona I had finished paying my respects to Robert Cox, a Medal of Honor recipient, before scanning the nearby stones for another grave I sought within the borders of Rose Hill Cemetery. I knew the grave was close to Robert Cox's burial site and I studied the stones as I … Continue reading In the Line of Duty: The Murder of William Whiteman