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Merrick Gallery
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Edward Dempster Merrick was born of a certain time and circumstance. The time was the mid-1800s and the circumstance was a successful family business.

After serving in the Civil War and exploring the still-wild West, Dempster (as future generations affectionately called him) did what was expected. He returned home to New Brighton, and joined his brothers, Charles, Frederick, and Franklin, in running the...
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The quiet of Old Economy Village is interrupted by the rush of nearby 21st-century traffic. The buildings stand full of everyday objects, as if the occupants might yet return. The clock on the church steeple shows no minute hand. Minutes, after all, seemed insignificant when the promise of Heaven on Earth was so near.

Old Economy exists today much as it did back in 1824. Founded by the Harmony...
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Jennings Environmental Education Center, a 300-acre state park, is named for Dr. Otto Emery Jennings, a renowned Pennsylvania botanist who was dedicated to preserving the 20-acre relict prairie next to the Center. Prairies are unusual in Pennsylvania; this one formed 20,000 years ago during the last Ice Age. It is particularly noted for its rare blazing-star flowers, which bloom in late July and early August and...

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Mary and Charley Bowyer
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The Kiski Junction Railroad track may be short in distance, but the ride is long on stories — especially when Mary Bowyer is doing the talking, which is pretty often.

Running parallel to the Kiskiminetas River, the railroad hauls freight and people — although not at the same time — from Schenley to Bagdad. Total round trip: just four miles.

Mary and her husband, Charlie (he doesn’t...
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Would you believe that China is only an hour away from Pittsburgh? Hidden in Butler City is the Maridon Museum, built by Mary Hulton Phillips to display her priceless collection of Asian art.

The Maridon’s first two galleries offer a study in contrasts: ancient jade and ivory sculptures (some up to 4 feet tall!), silk wall-hangings of Chinese landscapes painted in the mid-17th century, and...
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Exterior of Mount St. Peter's
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There is a presence in Mount Saint Peter Roman Catholic Church. That’s not surprising — after all, churches are built on spiritual foundations that reach beyond the here and now. With a wide-open sanctuary that allows plenty of room for prayerful reflection, Mt. St. Peter is no exception to that rule. But there’s another presence felt in this New Kensington church, one grounded in earthly trappings.

As...

By The Way

The Indian Head Trail starts near Resh's General Store. This hike/bike trail used to be a railway and is part of the regional "Rails to Trails" program.

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