Ghost on the Allegheny.. Dr. Howard M. Essick and The Hotel Essick.. Essick Heights Lycoming County. Pennsylvania 1889-1916

SKU: 9780997754506

A pictorial history of a late-nineteenth century Victorian age resort hotel on top the Allegheny Plateau in the vast wilderness of north-central Pennsylvania.


About the Authors:

David L. Richards

Born and raid reared in Picture Rocks,  PA, Mr. Richards graduated from Hughesville High School in 1974.  After completing courses at Lycoming College (B.A. History, 1985) David moved to Gettysburg and became a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg National Military Park.  He lives near the battlefield today with his wife Teresa and they have two adult children.

Although Mr. Richards has traveled extensively throughout the United States in search of historic sites, ultimately, a favorite destination remains the boom towns and ghost town of north-central Pennsylvania.  Places like Masten, McIntryre, Laquin, Foot of Plane, Barclay, Celestia. Ricketts, Jamison City, and yes, Essick Heights.


Matthew B. Stackhouse

Mr. Stackhouse was born and raised in Shrewsbury Twp., PA (two miles from Essicks Heights), and graduated from Hughesville High School in 2000.  He then graduated from Lycoming College in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  Although Matthew does not work in a field related to history, his love and appreciation for the past has never faded.

Mr. Stackhouse had lived in many areas throughout the Commonwealth, and currently resides in Chambersburg.  He enjoys visiting areas of historical significance and collecting items of local interest.  Matthew is very proud of, and enjoys showing his collection of postcards and antiques with local ties.



David L. Richards and Matthew B Stackhouse
Price: $14.99
Chamouni Grove Press