The Hidden History of Halfway Hollow

Could this unnamed hollow be the mysterious Halfway Hollow? The moment the car slowed I knew I was going to have company. I watched as the car turned onto the cemetery grounds and stepped away from the camera set-up to wait for its arrival. Though I was set up on the hillside above the Card … Continue reading The Hidden History of Halfway Hollow

The Boots of Amandon Baker

Grave of Amandon Baker, Fishing Creek Cemetery. Note the age on his stone is wrong - he was 57 when he passed. I was visiting the Fishing Creek Cemetery in search of a baseball player who rests among the stones. The small rural cemetery was one of the last places I would have thought to … Continue reading The Boots of Amandon Baker

Along the Way: Isaac Benson’s Bed Goes to Harrisburg

Benson Monument with Isaac's grave in foreground Over the years I have passed Eulalia Cemetery, located on the western edge of Coudersport, so many times I stopped counting. I often wondered about the stories waiting to be discovered among the memorials that clung to the hillside, but unfortunately, most of the time I was headed … Continue reading Along the Way: Isaac Benson’s Bed Goes to Harrisburg

The Headless Frenchman of the Kettle Creek Valley: Part Three

The Kettle Creek Reservoir Note: The first parts of this article can be found here Part One  and here Part Two. I arrived at Hammersley Fork and stepped out into the heat of the July afternoon. Parking in the area of the bridge was non-existent, so I grabbed a couple items and made the short walk to … Continue reading The Headless Frenchman of the Kettle Creek Valley: Part Three

The Headless Frenchman of the Kettle Creek Valley: Part Two

The Kettle Creek Valley Note: The first part of The Headless Frenchman of the Kettle Creek Valley can be found here: Part One As I stood looking over the Kettle Creek Reservoir, I knew I had more questions about the restless spirit the roams the valley. H. Cranmer, who was the “expert” on the ghost of … Continue reading The Headless Frenchman of the Kettle Creek Valley: Part Two

The Headless Frenchman of the Kettle Creek Valley: Part One

The Kettle Creek Valley I stepped out of the vehicle and took in the view of the Kettle Creek Reservoir. Nearby, the Alvin R. Bush Dam continues to serve its function of flood control. The dam forever changed the valley as it flooded former homesteads. Note: More about how the erection of the Alvin R. … Continue reading The Headless Frenchman of the Kettle Creek Valley: Part One