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Historic Sites in Ebensburg, PA

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The Allegheny Portage Railroad has many interesting things to see. Visit the Lemon House- a historic tavern bui... museumsusa.org

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Here is the tomb of the Russian prince-priest who gave up a life of ease for a frontier mission. Founder of Loretto, ... hmdb.org

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The Lemon House

Cresson, PA

Samuel Lemon and his wife Jean moved to this mountain in 1826 and built a log tavern not far from here. As many as fi... hmdb.org

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The Unger House

South Fork, PA

Col. Elias J. Unger, who served as manager of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club, built this house in the mid-18... hmdb.org

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Dr. Lawrence F. Flick

Carrolltown, PA

Pioneer in antitubercular campaign and among first to recognize this disease was communicable. Organized first Americ... hmdb.org

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The South Fork Dam

South Fork, PA

You are now standing on what remains of the South Fork Dam. Completed in 1853, the dam was made chiefly of earth. Lay... hmdb.org

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Lake Conemaugh

South Fork, PA

In 1889 the valley in front of you held one of the largest man-made lakes of its time, containing an estimated 480 mi... hmdb.org

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From 1834 to 1854 this 36-mile line connected Hollidaysburg to Johnstown. The railroad portaged canal boats over the ... hmdb.org

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Loretto

Cresson, PA

This village, 3.5 miles northwest of here, was founded 1799 by Prince Gallitzin as a Catholic colony. The site of the... hmdb.org

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The steel king, of whom Carnegie said he "knew more about steel than any man in the world," had his estate here. The ... hmdb.org

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(side 1) This Monument Was erected to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of The Old Portage Rail Road Mar... hmdb.org

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Levels

Cresson, PA

The tracks of the Alegheny Portage Railroad snaked over the mountains in stair-step fashion. The steep inclined plane... hmdb.org

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Railroad Stone

Cresson, PA

On this hillside archeologists have found evidence of stonecutting that was almost certainly related to the building ... hmdb.org

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The spur trail to your left leads 1/3 mile down the east slope of the mountain to the historic Skew Arch Bridge. The ... hmdb.org

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In front of you is the site of Inclined Plane No. 6, one of ten inclines on the Allegheny Portage Railroad. The track... hmdb.org

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In front of you is the site of Engine House No. 6, one of ten such power plants on the Allegheny Portage Railroad. Th... hmdb.org

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He laid the foundation of the National Park Service defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shal... hmdb.org

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The boardwalk in front of you leads to the summit of the historic Allegheny Portage Railroad. It was here in 1834 tha... hmdb.org

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May 31, 1889

South Fork, PA

The valley in front of you once cradled a scenic lake. Held back by an earthen dam just below here, Lake Conemaugh st... hmdb.org

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The Dam Melts Away

South Fork, PA

Just below you stands the remains of the South Fork Dam, a 931-foot-long dam made chiefly of earth. The dam remains i... hmdb.org

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