Traveling along the Susquehanna River

I left Sunbury September 11th about 10:50 a.m. and drove up Hiway 147 to cross over Island and the Susquehanna River to the north side and Hiway 11 and headed east. First up was Danville, then Bloomsburg where I stopped to seek out the Rosemount Cemetery which is a little outside of town in Espy. My cousin needed me to get a photograph for her of a grave. I pulled out her maps and information and found John Boice’s grave fairly easily. It was a big cemetery so it was very important that she had marked the map of the cemetery that she had e-mailed me with a big X. I was a little surprised but his wife’s grave was behind him and over to the left about 5-6 grave sights. Shall we speculate, why so far away? I took photos of the area and other graves to make sure there was a reference. My chore was done so I was off on my way.

The next town was Berwick and after that Shickshinny which came up much faster than I expected and I was in Shickshinny next thing I knew I was out of that town and on my way to Wilkes-Barre. I found Hiway 29 and turned south but after some thought I probably would have been easier to just go into Plymouth and Kingston and turn south on Market. Anyway I did make my way through to Wilkes-Barre and finally found the public square which was crowded with people for the Farmer’s market. I turned down Market to the Best Western and checked in. I didn’t go to my room I parked the car, packed up and headed for the Luzerne Historical Society. I arrived there at 1 p.m. so I was an hour late and that meant only 3 hours of research time.

It was a busy day, visiting the courthouse in Sunbury, driving to Bloomsburg to document a grave and then driving further to Wilkes-Barre and doing research at the Luzerne Historical Society.

The Best Western Genetti is well situated to walk to the Historical Society and other sites in the downtown Wilkes-Barre area.


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