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It was built in 1910 to provide a passageway under the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad tracks into the J&L Steel Company’s Aliquippa Works. Nearly three decades later, the Tunnel became a direct link to history. Employing some 15,000 workers, the J&L mill was a force to be reckoned with, and the days of reckoning started on May 12, 1937. Just a month earlier, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers...
Youghiogheny
Inside the R & R Station Restaurant and Inn
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Since 1883, this local landmark’s proximity to the railroad tracks has made it instrumental in the town’s transportation history. The family-owned hotel’s 17 rooms are all appointed in train décor. Guests can enjoy homestyle cooking in the dining room or in the Caboose Lounge.

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They say old soldiers never die; they just fade away. What about old sea captains? William Vicary, for one, chose to retire along the shores of the Ohio River in what is now Freedom, Pa.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Vicary began his seafaring career in 1788 at the age of 17. Later, he commanded merchant ships bound for China, Australia, and the East Indies. In 1806, Captain Vicary and his bride, Anna...
Youghiogheny
The Resh's
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“Hi, Gladys, how you doing?” asks Pete Resh as he walks through the aisles of his general store. “Hi there, Robbie,” he says to another customer in another aisle.

It’s not surprising that Pete, a.k.a. Clarence Wesley Resh, knows just about everyone in the place. After all, he grew up helping his dad (Charles William Resh) run the store, and now he’s helping his son (Chris William Resh) carry on the...
Youghiogheny
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It is a place where beauty is appreciated, spirituality is affirmed and business is conducted. For nearly 25 years, the Antiochian Village Heritage and Learning Center has been offering people of the Christian faith a temporary respite from the real world. Purchased in 1978 by the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, the 300 acres that make up the village were home to one of the earliest...
Youghiogheny
Bags of flour
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Around the turn of the 6th century, a young student of law and philosophy went in search of God. When Benedict of Nursia finally emerged from his solitude, prayer, and penance, he established a monastery near Cassino, Italy. As word of Saint Benedict’s exploits began to grow, so did his following.

Centuries later, one follower was Boniface Wimmer. A monk from the Benedictine Abbey of Metten, Bavaria,...

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