Category Archives: AREA HISTORY

Information regarding area history within the corridor of interest.

Youghiogheny River Sojourn

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy ( 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

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Braddock’s Road Seminar

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

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Jacobs Creek Finley Bridge

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

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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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