Pennsylvania’s Phantom Hitchhikers

Janesville Pike is just one of Pennsylvania's haunted stretches of highway I’ve always been fascinated by the phantom, or vanishing, hitchhiker phenomenon. Usually categorized as urban legend rather than ghost lore, the phantom hitchhiker is a common ghost story shared across America. Over the years, I’ve shared some legends and lore which fall into the … Continue reading Pennsylvania’s Phantom Hitchhikers

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’s 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