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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.

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...
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Tucked behind City Hall and dedicated to everyone’s local heroes, the Greensburg Fire Museum opened in 1967 to preserve the region’s 200-year history of firefighting. The Museum’s exhibits include antique firefighting equipment from Pittsburgh and Saint Vincent Archabbey in nearby Latrobe, as well as a display showing technical advancements in firefighting. For example, collaborating with the Jameson Coal &...
Youghiogheny
Westoverton
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Sometimes it’s difficult to imagine an icon of industry as a child. That’s because history often brushes over those early years as it rushes to paint a portrait of power.

But everyone starts his or her journey in diapers — even Henry Clay Frick. By the time this coal and coke baron died in 1919, he had amassed a fortune and had earned a reputation as a ruthless businessman. But his story started...
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When William Darlington decided to sell a tract of land in Ligonier, he stipulated that the property be used for “picnic purposes or pleasure grounds.” On paper, those words were nothing more than a simple clause in a contract. In reality, however, they have served as the foundation of fun that has become Idlewild Park. On May 1, 1878, Judge Thomas Mellon agreed to Darlington’s terms and soon began developing the...

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