Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Frankfort Springs Park

Another place my crew and I visited is Frankfort Mineral Springs Park, in PA. My crew member, Dave, has been talking about this area for almost a year.  I had no idea how beautiful this place was, even from the pics he sent me.   Built in the early 1800's, it was a resort for the wealthy who came to drink it's healing waters. 
 Here is the  History Of Frankfort Mineral Springs .
All of the original buildings are gone now.  One cottage was rebuilt in about 1970 and can be explored today.  We are going back on April 11, weather permitting.   If you are interested in going, let me know. So far, no ghost stories, but we have only just started our investigation into this area!

Laurel Hollow Park in Newell, WV

Amber, Brooke, and I visited the old Newell Park and were surprised to discover so much still remaining.  I was excited to find the flower garden which I think is even more beautiful than when it was first built.  And there is more, though I am still researching the park and it's history.  This picture is from the early 1900's.
They are rebuilding the park and it is called Laurel Hollow Park now.  It  looks great.  I am looking for stories about it, history, and any ghost stories I can find about it!!  If you know any please send them along! 

This is how the flower garden looks today.  This park is worth the time to explore.