The Phantom of Fishing Creek

Logan Mills Covered Bridge, Sugar Valley One of my favorite drives in Central Pennsylvania is through the alpine valley known as Sugar Valley. The rolling hills of the valley are covered with a mixture of farmlands and woodlands which remind me of a much simpler time. One of my favorite stops in the valley is … Continue reading The Phantom of Fishing Creek

The Tea Springs “Spook Wolf”

The remnants of an old road near Tea Springs The first time I had ever heard of a “spook wolf” was in the mid-1990s while doing research at the historical library in Bellefonte. On one of the trips I was talking to another researcher about our subjects of study. When I mentioned I was looking … Continue reading The Tea Springs “Spook Wolf”

The Mythical Green Massacre Revisited

The Captain Green Massacre Monument, Sugar Valley Of all the articles I’ve posted, “The Mythical Captain Green Massacre” is one that seems to divide people - did the massacre happen or was it all a figment of the imagination? Historically, the story of Captain Green and his men has become a part of regional lore … Continue reading The Mythical Green Massacre Revisited

Prince El Kigordo

Grave of Prince El Kigordo Over the years I have passed the Sugar Valley Church of the Brethren numerous times, but had never stopped. Located in the collection of buildings known as Eastville is a cemetery that is the resting place of many local residents. On a recent trip through Sugar Valley, I noticed a … Continue reading Prince El Kigordo

The Mythical Captain Green Massacre

Captain Green Massacre Monument, Carroll Just a couple hundred yards from the Jersey Shore exit of Interstate 80, at the eastern end of Sugar Valley. Although I had stopped at the marker a number of times before, I recently stopped to take a couple pictures of the monument while on my way to visit the … Continue reading The Mythical Captain Green Massacre

Along the Way: Logan Mills Covered Bridge

Hidden among the rolling hills of Sugar Valley is one of the prettiest covered bridges in Pennsylvania. Of course, Logan Mills Covered Bridge holds a special place for me because it was one of the first covered bridges I can remember visiting as a child. Growing up, my parents often visited the Sugar Valley region … Continue reading Along the Way: Logan Mills Covered Bridge