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Entrance to the gym at Muhammad Ali's training camp in Deer Lake, Pennsylvania.

Exploring Fighter’s Heaven – Muhammad Ali’s Training Camp in PA

Would it surprise you to learn that Muhammad Ali, perhaps the greatest boxer of all time, prepared for some of his biggest fights at a training camp he built in rural Pennsylvania? Introduced to Pennsylvania...
Postcard image of the Grand View Point Hotel along the Lincoln Highway.

Remembering the Grand View Ship Hotel in Bedford County

The Grand View Ship Hotel was, in its prime, one of the most famous attractions along the Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental automobile route linking the east and west coasts of the United States. Now...
Aerial view of Austin Dam ruins in Potter County Pennsylvania.

Exploring the Austin Dam Ruins in Potter County

Austin Dam in Potter County was billed as "the dam that could not break" at the time of its construction in 1909. Yet two years later it broke, with catastrophic consequences, on September 30....
Fort Bedford Museum in downtown Bedford Pennsylvania.

Exploring the Fort Bedford Museum in Bedford County

The Fort Bedford Museum was built in 1958, 200 years after the original Fort Bedford was constructed during the French and Indian War. The museum tells the story not only of that specific war and...
The modern-day replica of Fort Necessity at the National Battlefield in Fayette County PA

Exploring Fort Necessity in Fayette County

Fort Necessity in Fayette County is the site of the first battle in what would become known in North America as the French and Indian War (and known elsewhere as the Seven Years War),...
Historical reenactors staging an attack on Fort Ligonier.

Exploring Fort Ligonier in Westmoreland County

Fort Ligonier in Westmoreland County is a historically accurate reproduction of a British fort originally constructed in 1758 during what would become known as the French and Indian War. Brief History of Fort Ligonier In the...
Postcard from the Lincoln Highway Experience in Latrobe Pennsylvania.

Exploring the Lincoln Highway Experience in Westmoreland County

The Lincoln Highway Experience is a museum dedicated to telling the story of the Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental automobile route linking the east and west coasts of the United States. History of the Lincoln...
Approaching the Wall of Names along the Plaza Walkway at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville PA

Exploring the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County

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On the morning of September 11, 2001, the passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 fought one of the first battles in the war against radical Islamic terrorists in the skies over western...
Fall foliage in Bedford County at the 1806 Old Log Church.

Exploring the 1806 Old Log Church in Bedford County

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The 1806 Old Log Church is the oldest standing church in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Located right along Route 30, AKA the Lincoln Highway, it is visited by thousands of people from around the globe every...
Saint Severin Old Log Church in Clearfield County

Exploring the Saint Severin Old Log Church in Clearfield County

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The Saint Severin Old Log Church in Clearfield County is a well-preserved example of mid-19th century "frontier" architecture. Projecting an image that is both holy yet austere, Saint Severin is an interesting trip back in...