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Quecreek Rescue Site

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Have you ever witnessed a true miracle?  If not, then you’ve probably never visited the Quecreek Rescue Site near Somerset, Pa.  On July 23, 2002, nine men found themselves trapped 240 feet below ground and waited for the outside world to respond.  With the help of several outside sources, all 9 men were rescued from an agonizing, 77-hr. ordeal below the earth’s surface.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 July 2010 13:03

National Road

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The National Road was the first federally funded road project in the United States.  In 1806, President Thomas Jefferson signed the act that commenced construction ofthe road from Cumberland, Maryland, to Vandalia, Illinois.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 July 2010 18:51

Lincoln Highway

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In 1912, paved roads and interconnected highways were virtually non-existent.  Travelers were lucky to find roads that were passable, let alone paved with gravel.  The only “quality” roads were those surrounding nearby towns and cities.  Fortunately, one man was ready to change all that.


Petersburg Toll House

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The Petersburg Toll House was constructed during the 1830’s in order to maintain one of the nation’s first federally funded roads.  The National Road, which was opened to the public in 1818, was expensive to maintain and developed many ruts due to heavy transportation of goods and people.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 July 2010 21:37
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