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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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Long known for its leadership in industry, Connellsville is now a destination for recreation – on land and on water. Both a trailhead on the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail system, and a put-in point for boaters along the Youghiogheny River, Connellsville Riverfront Park offers visitors an opportunity to kick back and enjoy the outdoors in a beautiful historical setting. Boating, rafting, kayaking, swimming...

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Leisenring now looks like a perfect place for a bed and breakfast, with its serene surroundings and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, but it was not always so. In 1881 this coal and coke “patch town” was created for the workers of the Leisenring #1 mine owned by the Connellsville Coke and Iron Company and later H.C. Frick Coal Co. While modest housing was provided for workers, companies knew they had to...
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Uniting the tastes, sounds, and sights of the region's ethnic and industrial heritage, DiSalvo's offers the chance to savor local Italian cuisine in a restored passenger station as trains rumble overhead.

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