Steal a kiss, take a selfie and enjoy the drive between these sturdy bits of the past that have survived floods, vandals and time itself to tell the story of 19th century rural America. They can all be driven through – one lane only. Interestingly, it’s the movement of the traffic that gives life to the old wooden beams, stretching them and keeping them supple. Legend has it that kisses have been stolen in them, far from prying eyes.
When it comes to taking its place in American history, Greene County is unparalleled. And it’s because of a parallel of latitude that Pennsylvania’s southwestern-most county stands above all others. The famous Mason-Dixon Line, run from 1763-67 by British astronomers and surveyors Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, ends its journey at the edge of Greene County.
History can be full of surprises and sometimes even a mystery or two. Maybe even a ghost. Greene County Historical Society has all of this and more.
Friendly, polite, easy to raise, and downright adorable are just some of the qualities that bring families out to take the Lippencott Alpaca tour, offered year-round at Hawkins Farm in Lippincott, Pennsylvania. In a field full of fuzzy alpacas, one will find plenty of elbowroom, as the animals cluster around to be learned from and admired.
The cooler weather and changing of leaves brings some of our favorite traditions we look forward to each year. From the extreme fast-paced action of motor sports to the timeless celebrations centered around our covered bridges. There is something for everyone to enjoy in Southwestern Pennsylvania!
But the real story of this little county airport and others of its kind scattered across America, is how many kids stopped by to check out the planes and ended up becoming pilots. There’s that magic age of twelve to fifteen years when the young mind is in flux, waiting for the right adventure to become the passion that the career of a lifetime can be built around.
Small town libraries are like the loving literary auntie that every family depends on to make learning a great adventure for kids of all ages. Kids can find themselves in another world within the pages of books found at the library.
From the outside, Eva K. Bowlby Public Library fits right in with all the other the stately homes on North Richhill Street, built during Greene County’s first gas and oil boom days. Wildcatters and lucky leaseholders of the early 20th century brought their sudden wealth to Waynesburg’s north side and converted pastureland into dream homes. The hillside behind the library was once a turkey farm.
Born from a fiery gospel writ from burnished rows of steel. Smoke lay heavy under the canopy of the trees and confusion was rampant. The order to “Fire at Will” was given, and shots rang out from all directions. It was difficult to see who was on your left and right. All you had to follow were the commands from the Captain, barely audible and muffled by the sound of rifles firing.