Tag: Historical

Posted in New England


Dogtown, found between Gloucester and Rockport (yes, the same Rockport where that silly Paper House is) has a long and unusual history.  Settled as early… read more Dogtown

Posted in Pennsylvania

The Old Jail Museum

The Old Jail Museum in Jim Thorpe is almost like any other old restored prison museum I’ve been to.  Almost. Sure it’s got its display… read more The Old Jail Museum

Posted in New England

Touro Park “Viking Tower”

I had been meaning to get to this one for a number of years, but it was usually out of the way.  Since we were… read more Touro Park “Viking Tower”

Posted in Pennsylvania

Rausch Gap

Hidden in between Fort Indiantown Gap Military Reservation and Swatara State Park in northern Lebanon County are the ruins of the town of Rausch Gap,… read more Rausch Gap

Posted in Pennsylvania

Knox Mine Disaster

The term “coal baron” exists for a reason.  In 1959, the owners of Knox Mine got greedy and had workers dig within 5-6 feet of… read more Knox Mine Disaster

Posted in Pennsylvania

Stockton Mine Disaster

Stockton Mine was like any other anthracite mine in northeastern PA until one early morning in 1869, when some of the ground above the mine… read more Stockton Mine Disaster

Posted in Pennsylvania

Duffy’s Cut

In the summer of 1832, Philip Duffy, a railroad contractor, hired 57 Irish immigrants on the docks of Philadelphia.  They were to fill in a… read more Duffy’s Cut

Posted in New Jersey

Tuckerton Railroad Coal Dump

Although railroads in Central & South Jersey are just about defunct nowadays, there are still several reminders of their presence and significance – Winslow Junction,… read more Tuckerton Railroad Coal Dump