The Lost Children of the Alleghenies

Grave of Joseph and Samuel Cox The drive along Monument Road was a beautiful one as the forest was no longer shades of green, but filled with splashes of red, yellow and orange. When I arrived at the parking area, I was surprised how much colder it was in the remote hollow. I had on … Continue reading The Lost Children of the Alleghenies

Swamp Ruby

Pymatuning State Park Zech and I arrived in Linesville after spending the morning at nearby Pymatuning State Park. The foggy morning had not stopped people from coming out the place where “ducks walk on the backs of fish.” The massive school of carp in the spillway was an odd sight and watching visitors tossing bread … Continue reading Swamp Ruby

Trotter’s Curse: Part Two

The Antes Schoolhouse at Black Moshannon State Park. Located along Route 504 - the Philadelphia-Erie Turnpike Note: The first part of this article can be found here: Part One It was freezing outside as I huddled in the warmth of the vehicle that was buffeted by the wind. My initial plan was to get out of … Continue reading Trotter’s Curse: Part Two

The Ghost of White Deer Pike

White Deer Creek Note: I usually do not start an article with a note and I've never started one with this long of a note. However, in the past couple weeks, I have been informed that one of the stories that was originally posted here a long time ago (June 22, 2012) appears in another … Continue reading The Ghost of White Deer Pike

The Ghosts of Ole Bull

Kettle Creek Valley. Postcard a part of the author's personal collection A recent journey took me northward, into the wilds of north-central Pennsylvania to explore one of my favorite parts of the state. The goal of the day’s journey was the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum and I was joined on this trip by two classmates, Lindsey … Continue reading The Ghosts of Ole Bull

The Lost Treasure of Kinzua

Kinzua Bridge. Postcard part of the author's collection It all started with an email from Stephanie. The former college classmate's message had brought me once again into the beautiful area of the Kinzua Valley of northern Pennsylvania. Her brief email asked me what I knew about the lost loot of Kinzua. I replied with what … Continue reading The Lost Treasure of Kinzua