The Headless Frenchman of the Kettle Creek Valley: Part One

The Kettle Creek Valley I stepped out of the vehicle and took in the view of the Kettle Creek Reservoir. Nearby, the Alvin R. Bush Dam continues to serve its function of flood control. The dam forever changed the valley as it flooded former homesteads. Note: More about how the erection of the Alvin R. … Continue reading The Headless Frenchman of the Kettle Creek Valley: Part One

The Big Band Sound of Jimmy Dorsey

Grave of James "Jimmy" Dorsey A trip through Pennsylvania’s coal country found me in the small community of Shenandoah Heights, on the northern edge the town of Shenandoah. The narrow street was lined with row houses and I definitely felt like an outsider as every person seemed to turn and watch as I passed. As … Continue reading The Big Band Sound of Jimmy Dorsey

Along the Way: Coudersport’s Moon Tree

Coudersport's Moon Tree I stepped out into the heat and humidity of the July afternoon and scanned the grounds of the Coudersport Area Recreational Park. Only a handful of people dared the afternoon heat and those people quickly sought shade. I had arrived at the park in search of one of Pennsylvania’s Moon Trees, one … Continue reading Along the Way: Coudersport’s Moon Tree

Along the Way: Dillsburg’s Moon Tree

The Dillsburg Moon Tree I was headed home from spending the day touring Gettysburg, when I decided to detour through the community of Dillsburg. A couple minutes after turning off Route 15, I could see the sycamore standing guard at the corner of the elementary school. Seeing school was over for the summer, I was … Continue reading Along the Way: Dillsburg’s Moon Tree