In July of 1877, seven Irish coal miners, thought to be members of the elusive Molly Maguires and prosecuted by the Pinkerton Detective Agency, were hung in gallows erected inside the former Carbon County Prison in what was then known as Mauch Chunk, now Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. One of the executed, widely believed to be a man by the
Month: October 2013
Has anyone else been watching Sleepy Hollow on Fox? I like it. A lot actually, a lot more than I thought I would. I stumbled across it last week on Hulu while trying to find something mindless to watch while I graded papers (story of my life). I didn’t end up grading any papers but
As mentioned in last week’s Gettysburg Ghost Hunting, October’s “Weekend Trip Ideas” will all be Halloween themed. If you’re into Halloween and ghostly happenings, you really can’t pick a better place then Pennsylvania (ok, you could be in Sleepy Hollow or Salem, but stay with me here). Pennsylvania, as we mentioned last week, was home to
If you’re driving along King Road near Malvern PA, a small town approximately 30 miles west of Philadelphia in the heart of Pennsylvania’s mainline, you’ll come across an innocuous historical marker at where King intersects Sugartown Road. The marker tells the tale of Duffy’s Cut Mass grave, a black mark in Pennsylvania’s history that occurred 181 years ago.
Sometimes getting off the beaten path and exploring an area’s lesser known attractions and “living like the locals” is the preferred way to travel. However the path is beaten for a reason and that was reinforced for me this weekend during a stay in Baltimore’s inner harbor. A group of friends and I headed down to
I’ve officially gotten to the point where I can’t eat and drink whatever I want without consequences. I was blessed with a pretty legit metabolism when I was younger, I pushed its limits in college, that’s for sure, but sometime around 25 it up and quit on me. I’ve since had to watch (moderately) what I
Well, it’s getting well into October which means it’s time to start Halloween planning. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I’m always on the lookout for some type of Halloween-themed event leading up to the big night. While I used to be very into Haunted Hayrides, I’ve grown out of them a little bit,
This is going to be extremely short and sweet, but it’s something I’m currently obsessed with. It’s an actual plus (unpaid, of course) for an app. And it’s not a travel app, it’s a music app. Even worse? It’s called Frat Music. Bear with me. I keep saying that I’ve been trying to focus just a little
I feel like it’s been a trend in all the travel blogs and magazines to feature summer-centric beach towns as fall destinations. Since I’d like to be on trend, I’m going to follow suit. They’ve been pointing out that after Labor Day the crowds abruptly disappear but since the weather hasn’t made the full fall transition
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