It is here in southwestern Pennsylvania that this little girl, who grew up to become "one of the most influential people of the 20th century," according to TIME magazine, developed her love or nature. The youngest and only child of three to attend college, Rachel Carson was a published writer by ag
After publishing Silent Spring, Rachel Carson came to be regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. She was born just outside of Pittsburgh in a five-room farmhouse in 1907, and her childhood home in Springdale remains, complete with views of the Allegheny River and of su
The Rachel Carson Trail is 34 miles of yellow-blazed trail from North Park to Harrison Hills Park. It is a rugged undertaking, cutting through suburban areas utilizing whatever space is available. Power line cuts are popular throughways which means that the trail will often climb straight up or dow
Scientist, naturalist and writer. Born 1907 at 613 Marion Avenue; died 1964. Her 1951 book The Sea Around Us was followed in 1962 by Silent Spring. This book focused the nation's attention on the dangers of pesticides and helped launch the environmental movement.