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Author Archives: Karen
This is the sprig of a rose bush that I found at the Distillery Building last fall. It is continuing to grow, now showing several strong shoots along its narrow length that are even longer today, just a couple days after I took pictures. … Continue reading
New photographs of the Overholt Distillery buildings are now available at Karen’s Branches. These shots were taken with an Apple iPhone early in April 2012, and were made available for publication by the photographer, whose work became known to me by email, and … Continue reading
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (http://paconserve.org/) has announced the details of this summer’s “one-day float” along the northern Youghiogheny River. Scheduled for Saturday, June 9, 2012, “Rock the Yough” will focus on the geology, ecology and history of the river. The Conservancy … Continue reading
The Mount Pleasant Area Historical Society has announced the details of their upcoming seminar on Braddock’s Road, part of their Speaker’s Series. The seminar will commence at 2:00 p.m., and last about two hours, Saturday afternoon, March 24, 2012, at the Mount … Continue reading
There is additional background information on the Internet about the nation’s first modern suspension bridge, which was designed and built across Jacobs Creek by James Finley in 1801. Two YouTube videos by CB Bridges tell the story, the first giving details of … Continue reading
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
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