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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.

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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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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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The Westmoreland Museum of American Art presides over Greensburg like a duchess—an elegant, columned building situated on a hill overlooking the city’s main street. Opened in 1959, its focus from the beginning was to collect and exhibit American and southwestern Pennsylvania art. It quickly acquired works by world-renowned American artists such as Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, and Winslow Homer. But it is two...
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What a difference a few centuries make. In 1754, the stretch of land now known as Jumonville Glen was the site of a battle between the Virginia Militia (led by then-Lieutenant Colonel George Washington) and French troops. Just 15 minutes after the first shot was fired,10 Frenchmen, including Ambassador Jumonville, were dead and the French and Indian War was under way.

Nearly 200 years later, a 60-foot-...

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