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The Best of Cambria County

The Best of Cambria County

Cambria County lies to the east of Westmoreland County, and at one time, this area was so remote that railroads could not traverse the steep Allegheny Mountains. Today, those mountains have been conquered, but Cambria County is still home to some of the most picturesque vistas in the state. Ebensburg is the county’s capital, and Johnstown is its largest city. Allegheny Portage Railroad This National

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A New Holiday Tradition: Overly’s Country Christmas

A New Holiday Tradition: Overly's Country Christmas

The thrill of excitement that fills the air during the Christmas season is enough to crack a smile on even the biggest Scrooge. From baking cookies with the grand-kids to caroling with the family, there are endless traditions that warm the heart for years to come. While some traditions remain tried and true, it is always fun to amp up the holiday spirit with a

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The Best of Fayette County

The Best of Fayette County

Fayette County received its name from the Marquis de Lafayette, who was instrumental in helping the colonists win the Revolutionary War. Fayette County lies in southwestern Pennsylvania on the border of West Virginia and Maryland. Its county seat is Uniontown. The county benefits from natural wonders as well as from a rich history. Below are some notable attractions in Fayette County. Fallingwater Located in Mill

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Fallingwater: Natural Living Extraordinaire

Fallingwater: Natural Living Extraordinaire

There is something embedded into the human psyche that makes us long to be one with nature. It’s why we built tree houses when we were kids, why we go camping, and why we drive hundreds of miles to spend time next to the ocean.  Frank Lloyd Wright tapped into that longing when he designed Fallingwater. Fallingwater is regarded as one of the legendary architect’s

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The Best of Washington County

The Best of Washington County

Sometimes Pittsburghers refer to Washington, Pennsylvania, as “little Washington,” but there is nothing small about Washington and its eponymous county. From history and entertainment to sports and shopping, Washington County has something for everyone. Bradford House David Bradford served as Deputy Attorney General of Washington County. He built his home in Washington in 1788. Bradford was a participant in the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794. When

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Legacy in Western Pennsylvania

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Legacy in Western Pennsylvania

Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s most renowned architect, was not born in Pittsburgh, but he certainly put his stamp on our area with three Wright-designed masterpieces. Wright was a man of great contrast: his architectural designs reflected order and harmony, while his personal life was marked by chaos and discord. Formative Years Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin, on June 8, 1867, to William Wright,

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Pittsburgh City Steps for Climbing

Pittsburgh City Steps for Climbing

The City of Pittsburgh website states that there are 712 city steps, but in a 2014 Wall Street Journal article, Guy Costa, chief operations officer for the city, said that number was approximately 675. Bob Regan, who wrote the definitive book, The Steps of Pittsburgh: A Portrait of a City, contended in his book that that there were 712 sets of city staircases composed of

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Pittsburgh’s Botanical Garden is Growing

Pittsburgh's Botanical Garden is Growing

In 2014, Popular Pittsburgh visited the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden in advance of its public debut. (See Paradise Found article) At that time, work was under way in numerous areas of the garden. Earth movers were grading hillsides, construction workers were renovating the barn, and volunteers were planting. Our tour guide outlined the vision for the garden: how it aimed to inspire people to value plants,

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St. Anthony Chapel

St. Anthony Chapel

“I once remarked while giving a tour, that we’ve had visitors from every continent except for Antarctica. Then I saw a hand shoot up in the crowd and a man said, ‘I’ve lived in Antarctica, so you’re going to have to change that,’” said Carole Brueckner, chairperson of St. Anthony Chapel. Located on Troy Hill overlooking the Allegheny River on Pittsburgh’s North Side, St. Anthony

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Touring Pittsburgh’s Sports Venues

Touring Pittsburgh's Sports Venues

To those who love sports, the venues where the games are played are akin to temples.  Pittsburgh is home to some of the best facilities for cheering on a hockey team, watching a football game, or taking in a baseball game.  But even if you have been to The PPG Paints Arena for every puck that has ever been dropped, seen every kickoff since Heinz

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