Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Beech Creek Railroad in Clearfield County

Here's an interesting article on the Beech Creek Railroad in Clearfield County, specifically near Gorton, Grassflat and the ghost town of Peale in Cooper Township. The Beech Creek Railroad came up the Allegeny Front from Jersey Shore along Beech Creek, then across the mountain top from Clarence to the Moshannon Creek near Snow Shoe. The little towns through the area sprang up around mine shafts that provided the rail traffic. Most of these towns are gone now, and the railroad in the area is now a walking and four-wheeler trail.

To see some pictures from the trail, you can look at:

More info on Peale can be found at:

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Clearfield County Waters

The Clearfield County Senior Environment Corp. was commissioned around time of the bicentennial to publish a booklet of stories regarding the watersheds of the county. Here is the fruit of their labors.