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Remembering the Pine Creek Declaration of Independence in Clinton County Pennsylvania.

Remembering the Pine Creek Declaration of Independence

The Pine Creek Declaration of Independence, as it has come to be known, was signed on July 4, 1776 beneath an elm tree on the west bank of present-day Pine Creek in Clinton County. The...
Exploring the Carrie Blast Furnaces on the Rivers of Steel Tour.

Exploring the Carrie Blast Furnaces in Pittsburgh

Touring the Carrie Blast Furnaces in Pittsburgh is a fantastic way to learn about the industrial heritage of southwestern Pennsylvania! The Carrie Blast Furnaces were in operation from 1884 until 1982, turning iron ore into...
Exploring Fort Roberdeau in Blair County Pennsylvania.

Exploring Fort Roberdeau in Blair County

Fort Roberdeau in Blair County was built in 1778 by American colonists during the Revolutionary War, and was occupied until 1780. The fort was originally erected by General Daniel Roberdeau to protect local lead mining...
The Bellefonte Cruise Car Show in downtown Bellefonte Pennsylvania

Experiencing the Bellefonte Cruise in Centre County

The Bellefonte Cruise has been a popular Father's Day weekend event in historic Bellefonte since 1988. 2022 marks the 33rd year for the event, which takes place on the streets of downtown Bellefonte, the Centre...
Exploring the Hooded Grave Cemetery in Columbia County PA

Exploring the Hooded Grave Cemetery in Columbia County

The Hooded Grave Cemetery in Columbia County is home to what may be the only two hooded graves that exist in the United States. Sarah Ann (Thomas) Boone and Asenath Campbell Thomas died within six...
Exploring the Sunken Gardens at Mount Assisi in Cambria County PA.

Exploring the Sunken Gardens at Mount Assisi in Cambria County

The Sunken Gardens at Mount Assisi are part of the beautifully manicured grounds of the Saint Francis Friary in Cambria County. Open to the public from dawn until dusk and free of charge, the Sunken...
Exploring Boalsburg Pennsylvania the birthplace of Memorial Day.

Exploring Boalsburg – the Birthplace of Memorial Day

The village of Boalsburg in Centre County is recognized as the birthplace of Memorial Day in the United States. And while this national holiday shines the spotlight on Boalsburg one day a year, ANY time...
Facing the altar inside the Columbus Chapel in Boalsburg Pennsylvania.

Exploring the Columbus Chapel and Boal Mansion in Centre County

The Columbus Chapel in Centre County contains the largest and most important collection of Christopher Columbus artifacts and memorabilia on the North American continent! Located on the grounds of the Boal Mansion, the story of...
Early spring at Fallingwater in the Pennsylvania Laurel Highlands.

7 Man-Made Wonders of the PA Laurel Highlands

If you're looking for the 7 man-made wonders of the PA Laurel Highlands, you're in the right place! While the PA Laurel Highlands region is world-renowned for its natural beauty, it's also home to some...
The 5 Best Railfan Sites Near Altoona Pennsylvania.

The 5 Best Railroad Overlooks Near Altoona

Nowhere in Pennsylvania will you find a greater concentration of railroad overlooks than the Altoona region! And while there are historic spots for railfans to visit all across the Keystone State, you'll find the largest...

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