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Exploring Decker's Chapel in Elk County, Pennsylvania.

Exploring Decker’s Chapel – the Smallest Church in Pennsylvania

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Decker's Chapel in Elk County is the smallest church in Pennsylvania, and one of the smallest churches in the entire United States! The one-room chapel measures 12 feet by 18 feet, and features 4 "kneelers" and...
Admiral Peary Monument near his birthplace in Cresson PA.

Visiting the Admiral Peary Monument in Cambria County

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The Admiral Peary Monument in Cambria County honors U.S. Naval officer Robert Peary, a Cresson native credited with being the first explorer to reach the North Pole. Beginning in 1886, Peary made numerous expeditions to...
Entrance to Prince Gallitzin's crypt in front of Saint Michael's Church in Loretto, PA.

Visiting Prince Gallitzin’s Crypt in Cambria County

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Prince Gallitzin's crypt in Cambria County contains the remains of a former Russian prince turned trailblazing Catholic priest, Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin. Born the son of the Russian ambassador to France and Holland, Gallitzin came to...
Path of the Flood 3D model at the Johnstown Flood Museum in Cambria County.

Exploring the Johnstown Flood Museum in Cambria County

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The Johnstown Flood Museum, located in downtown Johnstown, tells the story of the tragic May 31, 1889 flood that killed over 2,200 people and captured the attention of the entire world. Through a mixture of...
Illustration of the South Fork Dam failing on May 31, 1889, causing the Johnstown Flood.

Exploring the Johnstown Flood National Memorial in Cambria County

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The Johnstown Flood National Memorial honors the more than 2,200 lives lost and the thousands more injured in the Johnstown Flood of May 31, 1889. The Johnstown Flood occured after the South Fork Dam failed,...
Pollock Road near Schwab Auditorium and Old Main in the 1940s.

Visiting Penn State in the 1940s

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What did the Penn State main campus look like in the 1940s, and how do those same locations look in 2021? Recently while going through an album of old family photos from Penn State in...
Exterior of the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum in Blair County Pennsylvania.

Exploring the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum

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The Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum in Blair County celebrates the lives of both railroad workers and railroading communities in central Pennsylvania. Unlike many "train museums" that focus primarily on engines and cars, the Railroaders Memorial...
The Hagan House on Kentuck Knob in Fayette County Pennsylvania.

Exploring Kentuck Knob in Fayette County

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Kentuck Knob in Fayette County is a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home built in 1954 for Isaac and Bernardine Hagan, founders of the Hagan Ice Cream company in nearby Uniontown, PA. Hagan was the first commercial...
Fall foliage around the train station in Jim Thorpe, PA.

Riding the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway in Jim Thorpe

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The Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway in Jim Thorpe is consistently ranked as one of the best sightseeing trains in the northeastern United States. Recently I had a chance to take the fall foliage excursion, and...
Visiting Old Bedford Village in Bedford County Pennsylvania.

Exploring Old Bedford Village in Bedford County

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Old Bedford Village in Bedford County is a living history museum that gives you a glimpse into what life was like in western Pennsylvania from 1700 until 1899. Rather than viewing old photos and dusty...

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