John L. Sullivan: Baseball Player

John Sullivan, Harmony Cemetery I had set out one foggy morning to explore the eastern shore of the Susquehanna River, especially the piece of land between Milton and Sunbury, which I had managed to avoid in my travels. That morning I started my journey in Milton to visit Frederic Godcharles, whose book Daily Stories of … Continue reading John L. Sullivan: Baseball Player

Himmel’s Church Covered Bridge

Himmel's Church Covered Bridge It was a beautiful day for a drive, so I decided it would be a great day to explore another part of the state. While I had explored the regions surrounding it, the tract bordered by the Susquehanna River, Interstate 81, and Route 61 had been mostly avoided. The only time … Continue reading Himmel’s Church Covered Bridge

Joseph Zupicich: The Shamokin-Titanic Connection

Grave of Joseph Zupicich, St. Edwards Cemetery, Shamokin I paused at the gates of Saint Edwards Cemetery. The journey this far had been exciting with the GPS sending me down dead-end roads and wanting me to go the wrong way on one-way streets. The last three blocks had been almost straight uphill and for the … Continue reading Joseph Zupicich: The Shamokin-Titanic Connection

The Wolfman’s Grave

Not the Wolfman's Grave, but a cemetery in the Schwaben Creek Valley The countryside of the Schwaben Creek Valley was a step back in time to a simpler day. Located in the southern-most portion of Northumberland County, the valley is far from the crowds and busy everyday life of the Harrisburg metro region, just a … Continue reading The Wolfman’s Grave

The Trial of Patrick Hester

  Note: This background for this entry can be found at  The Murder of Alexander Rea. The threat of rain lingered as dark clouds loomed on the horizon as I arrived at St. Mary’s Cemetery near Mount Carmel in search of the final resting place of Patrick Hester and quickly realized I was at the wrong … Continue reading The Trial of Patrick Hester