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Youghiogheny
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Learn about the Connellsville’s historic past in coal and glass while visiting the Youghiogheny Station Glass Gallery, where locally crafted, blown-glass figures, also called “off-hand” art glass, and rippled stained-glass sheets vie for the eye. Housed in the old Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad station, the Gallery is the retail outlet for the Youghiogheny Opalescent Glass Company and the Youghiogheny Art...

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Just like the mountains themselves, the traditional crafts that have grown up in the shadow of the Appalachians are both beautiful and rugged. Preserving the heritage and fostering the artistry of such age-old trades as blacksmithing, weaving, quilting, and wood-working is the mission of Touchstone Center for Crafts.

Founded in 1972 as the Pioneer Crafts Council in Mill Run, Pa., the Center now occupies...
Youghiogheny
Wharton Furnace
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Made from local fieldstone, Wharton Furnace is a well-preserved example of the iron-smelting furnaces that dotted the early-19th-century landscape in southwestern Pennsylvania.

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The beginnings of the American glass industry can be traced back to the Jamestown Colony, circa 1608. According to the L. E. Smith Glass Company, not much has changed in 400 years. Workers at the plant still use many of the same tools and techniques their forebears did.

That’s something visitors can see for themselves during daily factory tours. Past the double doors that separate the gift shop from...
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The Lenox China Company was founded in 1889 in the United States by artisan Walter Scott Lenox. In 1918, Lenox China became the first American firm to create an official table service for the White House. The company’s Mount Pleasant plant operated from 1970 to 2002. Today called the Mount Pleasant Glass Centre, the former Lenox factory building is now home to Rolf Glass/Glassautomatic, Crystal Concepts, Peter O’...
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Linden Hall
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On September 25, 1879, Sarah Moore married Philip Cochran. Her life was forever changed, although perhaps not in the ways she anticipated.

Sarah Moore was the farmer’s daughter from Lower Tyrone Township; Philip Cochran was the oldest son of Irish immigrants who made their family fortune mining coal and manufacturing coke in the Dawson-Vanderbilt area. A year after the wedding day, the couple’s only...

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