Kinzua Bridge State Park: A Tale of Innovation, Destruction and Renewal

A train trestle bridge extends over a gorge, abruptly stopping. Green lush foliage is in the foreground; the sky is deep blue. You can see ruins of bridge supports on the other side of the gorge.

Kinzua Bridge State Park sits in McKean County, PA, in north-central Pennsylvania. This state park’s focal point is the once proud Kinzua Viaduct. Do you enjoy weird railroad history? Check out the abandoned Coburn Rail Tunnel in Centre County! Built in 1882 by the Phoenix Iron Company, this engineering marvel stretched 2,053 feet long and […]

Touring Altoona’s Fairview Cemetery

Altoona from the Fairview Cemetery

I’d read that Altoona’s Fairview Cemetery offers beautiful views of the small city of Altoona. But the same reviews noted the cemetery was also very neglected. Both are true, at least as of my visit. I’d arrived early in Altoona for a trip with other travel writers to explore its historic sites and tourist attractions. […]