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The Stone Arch Bridge

Johnstown Disaster Still A Tourist Draw 131 Years After the Fact 

  By Dave Zuchowski   Photos by Bill Rockwell The historic town of Johnstown, 67 miles east of Pittsburgh, has a huge history that belies its small size. Its advantageous location along the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal and, later the Pennsylvania Railroad, contributed to its growth. Starting around 1860, rich coal and iron resources in the …

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It’s About Time and Clocks!

Strolling through timekeeping’s history by Terry Conway America’s first soldier, George Washington, carried one. Gentlemen stored them in the watch pocket of the vest of their three-piece suits. Ubiquitous until the First World War, locomotive engineers and conductors counted on their timepieces to keep the trains running on time. Travel to the little Susquehanna river …

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Lehigh Canal below guard lock #8.

In Case You’re Ever Navigating on the Lehigh Canal!

                                                                        By Bud Cole The National Canal Museum located in Easton, Pennsylvania along the Lehigh Canal features the only active mule-drawn canal boat rides in the Keystone State and one of only a few still operating in the entire country. The NCM is also the only museum in the United States specifically devoted to telling …

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