Sam Cree’s “God Bless America”

Grave of Marion "Sam" Cree, Mapleton Over the years I have made numerous trips up the Thousand Steps Trail, which is located in Jacks Narrows between Mapleton and Mount Union, and every trip has been a new learning experience. On this particular trip it wasn’t history or geology I was learning, but a piece of … Continue reading Sam Cree’s “God Bless America”

Mystery of the Musser Stone

Union Cemetery, located on the western edge of Millheim, appears to be like any other rural, small town, Pennsylvania cemetery. Despite the appearance, the sacred piece of ground holds a mystery that has baffled generations. That mystery was the motivation that first brought me here and keeps bringing me back. The parking is limited, so … Continue reading Mystery of the Musser Stone

Marion’s Mysterious Merchant Stone

  Zech and I had spent most of the day exploring the rolling hills of central Ohio, before arriving at the Marion Cemetery in search of an odd memorial amid the stones covering one hundred and fifty acres. We started our visit with a stop at the grand memorial to President William Harding, located at … Continue reading Marion’s Mysterious Merchant Stone