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Our Visit to the Beaver County Industrial Museum in Darlington



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My Brother and I visited for over 5 hours with Don Inman last week at the Beaver County Industrial Museum in Darlington.My Brother (Edward Reed Laughlin III) and I knew very little about the history of our family. Our Grandmother had pulled together a family history document that provided a very high-level history of the Laughlins, but was lacking in many, many details.Our last family member that had any involvement in the firm was our grandfather (Edward Reed

Vicary Mansion



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I’ve always wanted to visit the Vicary Mansion. It stands out so prominently on the hillside in Freedom and have seen it many times as I pass by on the highway. I hope that the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation can embrace Beaver County’s importance  in our region’s history and historic structures. Your Vicary Mansion is a major key in that embrace. Thank you for inspiring tour.

New Brighton Underground Railroad Tour



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We were visiting friends in New Brighton who told us about the New Brighton Underground Railroad Walking Tour. So we picked up a brochure at the New Brighton Library and ventured off with our husbands for the walking tour. It was amazing to think about that time era to actually see homes that provided food, shelter and safety for the runaway slaves. I still get chills when I tell my friends back home about our experience. Thank you.

Beaver County Industrial Museum in Darlington



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I was born in Allentown, on the Southside of Pittsburgh, and now live in the Boston area. Over the past several years both of my parents passed away ( they lived in Ohio). Having been to Pittsburgh several times over the recent past and really enjoying my time in the city, I got the idea to come to Pittsburgh to do some research on my grandfather, who worked at the J&L mill in Pittsburgh, and my father, who

San Rocco Festa



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I grew up in Aliquippa and now I live in Florida but I come home every year for the entire week prior to the San Rocco Festa to meet up with old friends and enjoy all the festivities from our Italian Heritage. I wouldn’t miss it for the world! Viva San Rocco!