As the cemetery came into view, I spotted the monument I sought standing among the other stones – its size made it nearly impossible to miss. Taylor Cemetery, located along the Old National Road between Centerville and Brownsville, is the location of one of the most unique graves in southwestern Pennsylvania. I parked along the … Continue reading Along the Way: The McCutcheon Monument
Note: I used the spelling Rachael because in the oldest version I found it was spelled that way. Most sources spell her name as Rachel. If there is an easy way to get to the Otterbein Church and Cemetery, the GPS unit did not know it. Getting off Interstate 70, we followed a maze of … Continue reading The Horseshoe Grave
A while back I received an email from Eric who asked: What do you know about the Vampire Graves near Bloomsburg? I've always heard that the cages placed over the graves are because they were victims of vampire attacks. Another story says the cages were to keep the vampires from coming out of their graves … Continue reading The Secret of the Hooded Graves
“Have you ever been to Gardeau?” I asked, though I had already knew the answer. The day had been spent searching for elk in Benezette and then across the Ridge Road (located in Elk State Forest on the ridges between Routes 120 and 873) to enjoy the numerous vistas along the road before heading back … Continue reading Blackbeard’s Treasure in Pennsylvania?
The GPS announced I was arriving at the Wetmore Cemetery in North Warren. I slowed down some, searching for a place to park but the traffic on Route 62 prevented me from slowing down too much and I was past it with only a glimpse of the sign for the cemetery atop the small, but … Continue reading Along the Way: Sidney’s Stone