Ghosts in the Hawley Silk Mill

Ghosts in the Hawley Silk Mill

This month’s Pocono Secret is submitted by Jody Cunningham. She showed me the photo and I saw the face. I thought it would of interest to you. – Laurie   Is that a Face? In December of 2016 I was…

Meeting George Fluhr

Meeting George Fluhr

An update on the Round House… Back in May of 2013 I wrote an article about the Round House in Lackawaxen. It is a significant structure that lay in ruins in what appears to have been a village, a community,…

WEMATEKAN’IS AND THE HUNTER – Native Folklore

WEMATEKAN’IS AND THE HUNTER – Native Folklore

At last spring has arrived and it’s time to start hiking our pristine forests. But keep your eyes open for what creatures may be sharing the sweet scented woods.   Last month I wrote about the “True People” of the…

LENNI LENA’PE  ~ THE TRUE PEOPLE OF THE POCONOS

LENNI LENA’PE ~ THE TRUE PEOPLE OF THE POCONOS

Long before Europeans, the Lenni Lena’pe called this area home. These Native Americans were the first inhabitants of the Pocono Mountains, having settled in the area over 10,000 year ago. Lena’pe is pronounced “Leh-NAH-pay” and it means “the people.” Sometimes…

The Zane Grey's... an unusal love story

The Zane Grey’s… an unusal love story

The Zane Grey House, a National Park overlooking the Lackawaxen and Delaware Rivers in prominent view of the Roebling Bridge, is a must see in the area.  The boat launch directly in front of the home is ideal for eagle…

DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS?

DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS?

UNREGISTERED GUESTS? Have you ever visited a place that you never wanted to leave? Be careful what you wish for… Do you believe in ghosts? Whether you do or you don’t, there are certainly some strange happenings that beg for…

Winter Wonderland Happy Holidays

Winter Wonderland Happy Holidays

“Walking in a Winter Wonderland” the great traditional Christmas classic was written by Richard Smith, a native of Honesdale, PA. He was inspired to pen the lyrics after a snowfall blanketed Central Park. Smith had written the lyrics while in…

HARRY PACKER MUSEUM INSPIRES WALT DISNEY’S HAUNTED MANSION

HARRY PACKER MUSEUM INSPIRES WALT DISNEY’S HAUNTED MANSION

  Is it true that the Harry Packer Mansion in Jim Thorpe was the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Haunted Mansion?  Here is a photo of the mansions side by side. Hmmmmmm, maybe the Disney designer was inspired by the Harry…

A Sojourn for the Soul

A Sojourn for the Soul

  I had heard about the Delaware River Sojourn for years and thought that maybe one day I’ll look into it. I had the impression that it was a grueling effort to canoe or kayak the river over a long…