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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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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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People of German descent come from near and far to find their ancestors in the archives of the Baltzer Meyer Historical Society,named for one of Greensburg’s earliest settlers.

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