Posted by Kate on November 17, 1999 at 04:15:41:
In Reply to: Places of Historic Interest -- In YOUR Hometown posted by Doc Doc M on November 16, 1999 at 13:48:55:
: Well, Doc M lives in an area of Western Pennsylvania that is
: lousy with history -- also strip malls and Burger Kings, but
: you can't have everything. The coolest thing that's near me
: is an old country road that was part of the Venango Indian
: trail -- George Washington traveled on it with a scout named
: Christopher Gist to deliver dispatches from the British to
: the French troops who were camped around Erie. Of course this
: whole area was a wilderness back in those days. There is one
: log cabin that I know of around here that survived from that
: era, called the Cooper Cabin oddly enough. It's maintained by
: the local historical society and come the spring thaw I'll trek
: out there and take some pictures of it.
: There are a couple of beautiful old houses left that were taverns
: back in Revolutionary War times ... now how do you suppose
: Doctor M came across THEM? Heh heh heh. If you get off the
: main roads here and drive around the back country you'll still
: find areas of beautiful rolling wooded hills and pastureland
: with the foothills of the Alleghenies in the distance -- gives
: you a slight idea how beautiful it was back then.
: Doc M...born in the wrong time period for sure.
Hey Doc M!
That really WAS interesting to read!! Yeah, that area MUST be full of interesting places and things! I'd just LOVE to have a holiday in your area!! I MUST check out those taverns! I'm sure they could do with a little closer scrutiny. Well! One assumes LOTS of interesting people have 'supped' there!!
Thanks for your potted history - can't WAIT to see the photo's!!
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