A Historical Road Trip Along Pennsylvania’s National Road

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  A Historical Road Trip Along Pennsylvania’s National Road Image Courtesy of Wikipedia It’s a traveling shame to equate the notion of travel to the act of visiting far off places alone and neglecting the opportunities on home territory. Pennsylvania’s National Road has an abundance of historical sites to broaden our perspectives and

National Road Heritage Corridor announces Mini-Grant Funding Opportunity

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Press  Release National Road Heritage Corridor announces Mini-Grant Funding Opportunity For immediate release:  Thursday, 28 January, 2016, Uniontown, PA - The National Road Heritage Corridor (NRHC)  is pleased to announce a Mini-Grant Opportunity for nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and friends groups of state parks/forests who are located on the Historic National Road or in the Laurel

Chasing Waterfalls at Ohiopyle with Photographer Rusty Glessner

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Chasing Waterfalls at Ohiopyle with Photographer Rusty Glessner Whoever said don’t go chasing waterfalls must not have seen Rusty Glessner’s photography. He’s a Pennsylvania native who’s grown a supportive following through his nature photography, namely his knack for capturing waterfalls. As you can imagine, this makes him no stranger to PA’s state parks, and so

Shop Local in the Heart of Scenery Hill

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Traveling along Pennsylvania’s National Road wouldn’t be nearly as fulfilling without a pit stop at the shops in the heart of Scenery Hill. The village is quaint, eclectic, and a popular destination for both local and tourist antique and craft shoppers. The winter holidays are by far the most magical time of the year for

Spectacular Lodging along PA’s National Road

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There is only one true way to travel the Historic National Road in Pennsylvania -- and that is with ease. With over 90 miles to explore and ample amounts of sights, attractions, and activities weaved into the significant path, it’s important to keep the road trip pace comfortable and enjoyable. One very meaningful way to

National Road History: The Vagabond Camping Trips

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National Road History: The Vagabond Camping Trips The National Road has served as the site of countless important historical events. Some of the most unique were what are referred to as the “Vagabond” camping trips of the early 20th century. Between the years 1915 and 1924, a team of prominent historical figures embarked on a

America’s Road to Revolution: The Jumonville Affair, Part 2

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Tensions were high in the spring of 1754. Rival claims to the vast territory between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi approached a climax between the British and the French. After being asked to help defend the English fort on the Ohio River, Lieutenant Colonel George Washington had finally reached western Pennsylvania: The Battle   

America’s Road to Revolution: The Jumonville Affair, Part 1

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The Historic National Road Corridor is located in an area of southwestern Pennsylvania where arguably some of the most important revolutionary events in U.S. history occurred - events that define this Nation today. One such defining moment was the fight between the British, French and Indians that became the opening battle of the French &

How to Support Tourism in Your Community

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While living in the keystone state might make you forget the natural beauty and fascinating history that surrounds us in Pennsylvania, to visitors our rich, multifaceted history, sleek cityscapes, charming small towns, and lush countryside make our state an ideal place to explore. And that is not a biased statement --  tourism is one of

4 Places to Visit in PA This Spring Along the National Road

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Spring is the perfect season to explore the magnificent beauty of the great outdoors. The rolling hills and mountains in southwestern Pennsylvania create some of the most picturesque views this time of year. Combined with the historical and cultural resources found along the Historic National Road, the landscapes of the keystone state make this region

River Towns: How the Three Rivers Transformed Western Pennsylvania

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Rivers have always been the lifeblood of civilization. The three rivers in western Pennsylvania are no different. These rivers are the reason the city of Pittsburgh and the surrounding towns exist as they do today and are vital natural and economic resources for people and businesses in our region. Through the centuries, the Monongahela, Allegheny,

Building the Sheepskin Trail

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The National Road Heritage Corridor’s work includes efforts to develop a rich tourism infrastructure that will support the growth and sustainability of that industry, a strong economic driver in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Since beginning operations in 1995, the NRHC has delivered over $13 million in state, federal and private grant funds as well as additional leveraged