Potter County’s Phantom Hitchhiker

Foggy morning in north-central Pennsylvania The peacefulness of the early morning was broken only by the sound of wind blowing through the trees. Fog still clung to the mountaintops as I explored the Black Forest region of north-central Pennsylvania. At the moment, I was enjoying the quietness of Ole Bull State Park, straining to hear … Continue reading Potter County’s Phantom Hitchhiker

Spirits of Snyder Cemetery

Snyder Cemetery, Moraine State Park Note: If you choose to visit, please remember that this is a cemetery and those buried here should be paid the respect they deserve. There is something about abandoned cemeteries that causes people to think they are haunted. Even when confronted by facts, many maintain the facts are wrong. They … Continue reading Spirits of Snyder Cemetery

Simeon Pfoutz: Lord of the Kettle Creek Valley

Monument for Simeon and Susannah Pfoutz, Kettle Creek The wind whipped around me as I stepped out of the vehicle at the Alvin Bush Dam overlook. From the overlook along State Route 4001, I had a view of the dam and the southern end of the Kettle Creek Reservoir, one that was breath-taking and absolutely … Continue reading Simeon Pfoutz: Lord of the Kettle Creek Valley

Dorcie Calhoun: A Man With A Vision

The Kettle Creek Project The grave of Dorcie Calhoun, New Maple Grove Cemetery Author's Note: This article continues the story that started in last week’s entry, "The Kettle Creek Project.” It started with a dream so vivid it would stay with the young man for years. In this dream, the young man was shown a … Continue reading Dorcie Calhoun: A Man With A Vision

The Kettle Creek Project

New Maple Grove Cemetery, Kettle Creek Valley Stepping out of the vehicle, I was instantly overwhelmed by the beauty of the area dressed in the vibrant colors of early autumn. However, I was not on this hilltop overlooking the Kettle Creek Valley merely for the view. On this hilltop is the resting place of many … Continue reading The Kettle Creek Project

Colvin Covered Bridge

Colvin Covered Bridge, Schellsburg There was a coolness in the autumn air as I stepped out of the vehicle and stretched. The bridge was not on my list of places to visit on the journey through Bedford and Somerset Counties, but I welcomed the unplanned stop as a break from the long drive that morning. … Continue reading Colvin Covered Bridge