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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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Penn-Eben Hotel

Ebensburg, PA

The three-story red brick Penn-Eben Hotel was the finest example of a "salesman" hotel within the Borough of Ebensbur... hmdb.org

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Robert E. Peary

Cresson, PA

This monument was placed in honor of the Arctic explorer, discoverer of the North Pole April 6, 1909. Peary was born ... hmdb.org

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Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary was born near Cresson on May 6, 1856. This Park and monument commemorate his birth and a... hmdb.org

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The Gallitzin Tunnel was an engineering triumph and an essential step in conquering the steep grades of the Allegheny... hmdb.org

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John Brophy

Nanty Glo, PA

The American labor leader lived here in Nanty Glo. Brophy was president of District 2, United Mine Workers of America... hmdb.org

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Lilly was targeted for a massive Ku Klux Klan demonstration because local coal mines had hired Catholic immigrants an... 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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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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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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