Monthly Archives: February 2012

Senator Jim Ferlo Preservation Luncheon

Senator Jim Ferlo (D), District 38, sent around an open invitation to volunteers and staff of historical societies, public officials, and the local preservation community to attend and participate in a luncheon forum, scheduled for Friday, March 23, 2012, at … Continue reading

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Jacobs Creek (1801) – First Modern Suspension Bridge

Flickr photographer Suspensionstayed wrote to me about America’s very first modern suspension bridge, which “was built in 1801 across Jacobs Creek on the road from Connellsville to Mt. Pleasant in an area now known as Iron Bridge, just east of Scottdale.”  … Continue reading

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Suspension Bridges

During a recent search for Broad Ford references, I came across the photography of Suspensionstayed on Flickr. He has a great compendium of photos showing the details of suspension bridges found all over the world. Bridge #841 details the remains of the … Continue reading

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Trains & Trails Photography

The photographer whose photos of Broad Ford are featured on Karen’s Branches has again changed his moniker on Flickr.  He is now known as Trains & Trails, which pretty much identifies his main interests in photography.  His Broad Ford collection on Flickr is still the … Continue reading

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Visitors Beware!

All those who have visited the distillery site in the past know how dangerous the conditions are there, and anyone who plans to visit in the future, please be aware that a local resident has reported every fence opening and … Continue reading

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