Leonard Eshmont: Professional Football Player

Leonard Eshmont Saint Joseph's Cemetery We had spent the day wandering about the cemeteries of Columbia and Schuylkill Counties, tracking down a number of nationally notable and locally interesting people. The cool, autumn weather was ideal as we explored the region and the unique history of the region. Leaving Shamokin, I followed Route 61, before … Continue reading Leonard Eshmont: Professional Football Player

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

Frederic Godcharles

Grave of Frederic Godcharles, Milton Growing up, Daily Stories of Pennsylvania by Frederic Godcharles was one of the few books I had read and reread until I had most of the stories memorized. The collection of stories helped foster my love for the state‚Äôs history as I often found myself lost in those stories. It … Continue reading Frederic Godcharles

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