05-27-08 - Day 05
Day 5 - Started the day with another trip to Tunnel Green. I wanted to find the geocache at this location and drop off a geocoin I picked up in Iowa. I also wanted to shoot some night vision pictures in the tunnel....you never know what you might find!! I shot a short night vision video while walking through the tunnel too. I hope to post it here on Fotki soon.
We located the geocache, dropped the coin, picked up some swag and hit the road. See Tunnel Green and Geocache album in this folder. Next stop, McColloch's Leap.
McColloch's Leap is a memorial to Samuel McColloch who, when surrounded by Indians, lead his horse over a cliff in an effort to escape. Both he and the horse survived the fall. They walked through the creek to the other side and disappeared into the woods.
See McColloch's Leap album in this folder.
While Crystal was showing us around town, we drove past Mt Wood Cemetery. From the road, it looked like a very interesting cemetery so today we decided to go back and explore.... see Mt Wood Cemetery album in this folder.
Having some time to kill before we make our way to the Catholic Heritage Center, we stopped by the Intelligencer to see if we could find the picture of Thomas O'Brien Flynn under the bridge. The folks there were real helpful and took us up to the Executive Offices to see the picture. We took the picture down and got some snapshots of it. See the Intelligencer album in this folder.
We left the Intelligencer and headed for Centre Market. We browsed through some of the shops and I got some pics of some of the historic buildings. See Centre Market album in this folder.
Next we made our way over the Catholic Heritage Center. Here I was able to go through some microfische files and print some church docs. I found James and Graces marriage record, James' baptism record, and some other misc documents. See Heritage Center album in this folder.
Last stop, Independence Hall. I wanted to stop bere because Sister Mary Grace mentioned that there was a picture of her Great Grandfather, Thomas O'Brien here. Again, the folks were real helpful and took us upstairs to the hall of portraits where we found the Col.'s portrait. Took some snapshots. We wandered the halls before leaving. See Independence Hall album in this folder.
After leaving Independence Hall, we went back to the hotel, gathered up our stuff and headed for home.....
This was a very eventful trip, from getting to meet Sister Mary Grace in person, meeting Crystal and her husband Bob, doing some family research at the Heritage Center, wandering Mount Calvary Cemetery, seeing the town, and experiencing some of the history. This is definitely somewhere I would like to visit again someday....