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Due to racial segregation into the mid-20th century, African Americans were excluded from many amusement parks and recreational facilities. Local Sunday School superintendents formed the Monongahela Valley Sunday School Assoc. and in 1945 purchase…
Road versus Rail—The Lincoln Highway stretches from New York City to San Francisco. In Western Pennsylvania, the Highway converges with the Pennsylvania Railroad Main Line at one location: Greenburg. The train station at Greensburg, buil…
Site of former county seat of Westmoreland County is just west of here. First county seat west of mountains, 1773. Citizens adopted a Declaration in support of the Revolution, 1775. Burned by the Indians in 1782.
Pioneers arrived 1755-1760 · Settlement established 1769158 acres called "Good Purpose" preempted for Lutheran Church in 1765.Warrant Granted 1785Patent Granted 1789Log School House and Church built 1772 on site about 300 feet south of this…
Built and commanded by Colonel Christopher Truby, officer of the revolution, was located 150 yards to the south of this marker. A frontier Fort of Dunmore's War 1774, the Indian War, and the War of the Revolution, It was also known as Truby's Bloc…
A little south, site of post built 1774 by Pennsylvania German pioneers of Brush Creek and Harrold's settlements. A refuge from Indians in Dunmore's War and American Revolution.
President, Continental Congress, 1787; member, 1785-87. First Governor of the Northwest Territory (lying between the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers), 1787-1802. Earlier, he was Westmoreland County Court Justice after the county's formation in 1773, a…
Formed on February 26, 1773 from Bedford County, it once comprised most of southwest Pennsylvania. First seat of English justice west of Alleghenies. Site of 1775 "Hanna's Town Resolves." Greensburg, the county seat, was incorporated in 1799.
Site of toll house of the Stoyestown-Greensburg Turnpike Road Company The turnpike, a section of the Philadelphia-Pittsburgh road, was completed in 1819 at a cost of about $6,000 a mile. State took over the turnpike in 1911.
Just northeast of here stood 1 of 5 gates of Greensburg-Pittsburgh Turnpike Road Company The turnpike, a section of the Pittsburgh-Philadelphia road, was completed in 1817. Over it, passed goods in trade between east and west.