|Memorial to Simeon and Susannah Pfoutz|
|Plaque on the memorial|
Simeon’s family would live through the the horrific events of 1816. The year 1816 has been referred to as “The Year Without a Summer” and also “Eighteen Hundred and Froze to Death,” due to much lower than normal temperatures. North central Pennsylvania had snowfalls of close to twelve inches on April 30 and again on May 10 and in many places the snow remained on the ground until late June. July and August of that year had killing frosts which destroyed any crops that were planted and managed to start growing.
|Kettle Creek Reservoir from the memorial location|
If you decide to take a trip up the Kettle Creek Valley and stop at this monument, the overlook it is located at is on a blind curve on a narrow road. Please be cautious pulling in and out of the parking lot.