Beautiful Downtown Salisbury, PA
This is Myerdale, PA
Then up to Mt.Davis
Actually the road runs right up to the peak, if you can call it a peak. Compared to other "highest peeks" Pennsylvania ranks pretty low. We're 33rd.
A farm on the rolling hills
An old railroad trestle
A wind farm in south western Pennsylvania
The skyline of Pittsburgh, PA
A closer look at Pittsburgh
|The town of Franklin became a center for worldwide oil production following Colonel Edwin Drake's discovery of oil in nearby Titusville.|
When Edwin Drake drilled the world's first oil well in Pennsylvania, he had not discovered oil. Oil was in use for many things, and oil refineries were already in operation. What Drake did was create an efficient way of getting to the "black gold".
When the value of oil found in northwest Pennsylvania was discovered, the world's first petroleum company was formed - the Pennsylvania Rock Oil Co., in 1854. Then the Seneca Oil Co. was formed and hired Edwin Drake to find a new way of getting large quantities of it to the surface.
His idea was to drill a hole into the ground inside of a cast iron pipe to keep the ground stable and the hole open. As the hole got deeper, they would add another pipe at the top and pound it in.
A park in Franklin with an old street light
I think, this is the City Hall with more street lights
The City of Franklin War Memorial
To the left is this Vietnam Memorial
Looking across the Allegheny River
And up the Allegheny
A double steepled church
This church has about ten crosses atop
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