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  • Buena Vista Furnace Directions | Indiana County Parks & Trails
    Gallery Eliza Furnace Directions History Photo Gallery Buttermilk Falls Directions History Photo Gallery Park Trail Maps Park Regulations Quick Guide PDF Park Rambles Our Trails Ghost Town Trail Ghost Town Trailheads Ghost Town Trail History Photo Gallery Hoodlebug Trail Hoodlebug Trailheads Hoodlebug Trail History Photo Gallery Blairsville Riverfront Riverfront Trailheads Riverfront Trail History Photo Gallery Covered Bridges Kintersburg Bridge Directions Photo Gallery Harmon Bridge Directions Photo Gallery Trusal Bridge Directions Photo Gallery Thomas Bridge Directions Photo Gallery History of our Covered Bridges Rentals Weddings Reunions Parties Special Events Rental Photo Galleries Blue Spruce Park Pine Ridge Park Free Pavillions Make Reservations Pay Online Friends of the Park Education and Information FAQs Links Contact Call Us 724 463 8636 Email Us indparks gmail com Contact Form How we can help Directions to Buena Vista Furnace Historic Site Note The Buena Vista Furnace is located along the Ghost Town Trail and cannot be accessed from the highway The site is located along Blacklick Creek in Brush Valley Township directly adjacent to the Ghost Town Trail extension approximately ½ mile downstream of the PA Route 56 bridge From the Ghost Town Trail Heshbon Access Area on PA Route 259 travel approximately 3 miles

    Original URL path: http://www.indianacountyparks.org/parks/buena_vista_furnace/directions.aspx (2016-04-28)
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  • Buena Vista Furnace History | Indiana County Parks & Trails
    Directions Photo Gallery Thomas Bridge Directions Photo Gallery History of our Covered Bridges Rentals Weddings Reunions Parties Special Events Rental Photo Galleries Blue Spruce Park Pine Ridge Park Free Pavillions Make Reservations Pay Online Friends of the Park Education and Information FAQs Links Contact Call Us 724 463 8636 Email Us indparks gmail com Contact Form How we can help History of Buena Vista Furnace Historic Site Built in 1847 by Henry McClelland Elias McClelland and Stephen A Johnston Buena Vista was named for the Mexican War battle fought in February 1847 The thirty foot high furnace used local iron ore limestone and charcoal to produce approximately 400 tons of pig iron per year Approximately 61 men and boys and 30 horses and mules labored at Buena Vista The pig iron was hauled by wagon to the Pennsylvania Canal at Ninevah near Johnstown The furnace property was sold at Sheriff s Sale in 1850 to Dr Alexander Johnston production continued until 1856 In 1854 the furnace produced 560 tons of iron out of shell and bog ore In 1900 Stephen Johnston sold a 67 acre parcel that included the Buena Vista Furnace to Judge A V Barker for 20 000 Barker sold it and other properties to the Lackawanna Coal and Coke Company in 1902 In 1917 the property passed to the Vinton Colliery Company In 1957 the Delano Coal Company sold the furnace and property to the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County Since then repairs were curtailed due to a lack of access and additional damage caused by the Flood of 1977 The opening the Ghost Town Trail extension in 2006 renewed efforts to save the site and make it accessible to the public The Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County leases the site to Indiana

    Original URL path: http://www.indianacountyparks.org/parks/buena_vista_furnace/history.aspx (2016-04-28)
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  • Blacklick Valley Park Information | Indiana County Parks & Trails
    Bridge Directions Photo Gallery History of our Covered Bridges Rentals Weddings Reunions Parties Special Events Rental Photo Galleries Blue Spruce Park Pine Ridge Park Free Pavillions Make Reservations Pay Online Friends of the Park Education and Information FAQs Links Contact Call Us 724 463 8636 Email Us indparks gmail com Contact Form How we can help Blacklick Valley Natural Area General Info The Blacklick Valley Natural Area and the nearby Buttermilk Falls Natural Area are the first formally established natural areas in the county park system These areas are in direct support of the mission of the county park system that includes preserving protecting and enhancing county lands to improve the health of our people and the environmental health of the county so hunting camping and motorized vehicles are not permitted in BVNA For more information check out our extensive interpretive guide Activities and Accommodations A More Natural Park Experience Natural areas are set aside to protect both typical and unique plant and animal communities and to protect outstanding examples of natural interest and beauty Facility development at the site has been minimized to protect the site s natural character Hiking Skiing The natural area has three tracts The Parker

    Original URL path: http://www.indianacountyparks.org/parks/blacklick_valley_park/default.aspx (2016-04-28)
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  • Directions to Blacklick Valley Park | Indiana County Parks & Trails
    Trailheads Ghost Town Trail History Photo Gallery Hoodlebug Trail Hoodlebug Trailheads Hoodlebug Trail History Photo Gallery Blairsville Riverfront Riverfront Trailheads Riverfront Trail History Photo Gallery Covered Bridges Kintersburg Bridge Directions Photo Gallery Harmon Bridge Directions Photo Gallery Trusal Bridge Directions Photo Gallery Thomas Bridge Directions Photo Gallery History of our Covered Bridges Rentals Weddings Reunions Parties Special Events Rental Photo Galleries Blue Spruce Park Pine Ridge Park Free Pavillions Make

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  • Eliza Furnace Information | Indiana County Parks & Trails
    Maps Park Regulations Quick Guide PDF Park Rambles Our Trails Ghost Town Trail Ghost Town Trailheads Ghost Town Trail History Photo Gallery Hoodlebug Trail Hoodlebug Trailheads Hoodlebug Trail History Photo Gallery Blairsville Riverfront Riverfront Trailheads Riverfront Trail History Photo Gallery Covered Bridges Kintersburg Bridge Directions Photo Gallery Harmon Bridge Directions Photo Gallery Trusal Bridge Directions Photo Gallery Thomas Bridge Directions Photo Gallery History of our Covered Bridges Rentals Weddings Reunions Parties Special Events Rental Photo Galleries Blue Spruce Park Pine Ridge Park Free Pavillions Make Reservations Pay Online Friends of the Park Education and Information FAQs Links Contact Call Us 724 463 8636 Email Us indparks gmail com Contact Form How we can help Eliza Furnace Historic Site General Info The Eliza Furnace is a National Register site regarded as one of Pennsylvania s best preserved iron furnaces Dating from 1846 the Eliza Furnace is one of only a few iron furnaces remaining in the United States which still retains its original heat exchanger piping The two acre site is leased to Indiana County by the Cambria County Historical Society It is conveniently located at the mid point of the Ghost Town Trail a 36 mile rail trail in the

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  • Eliza Furnace Directions | Indiana County Parks & Trails
    Ghost Town Trailheads Ghost Town Trail History Photo Gallery Hoodlebug Trail Hoodlebug Trailheads Hoodlebug Trail History Photo Gallery Blairsville Riverfront Riverfront Trailheads Riverfront Trail History Photo Gallery Covered Bridges Kintersburg Bridge Directions Photo Gallery Harmon Bridge Directions Photo Gallery Trusal Bridge Directions Photo Gallery Thomas Bridge Directions Photo Gallery History of our Covered Bridges Rentals Weddings Reunions Parties Special Events Rental Photo Galleries Blue Spruce Park Pine Ridge Park Free

    Original URL path: http://www.indianacountyparks.org/parks/eliza_furnace/directions.aspx (2016-04-28)
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  • Eliza Furnace Directions | Indiana County Parks & Trails
    Trailheads Hoodlebug Trail History Photo Gallery Blairsville Riverfront Riverfront Trailheads Riverfront Trail History Photo Gallery Covered Bridges Kintersburg Bridge Directions Photo Gallery Harmon Bridge Directions Photo Gallery Trusal Bridge Directions Photo Gallery Thomas Bridge Directions Photo Gallery History of our Covered Bridges Rentals Weddings Reunions Parties Special Events Rental Photo Galleries Blue Spruce Park Pine Ridge Park Free Pavillions Make Reservations Pay Online Friends of the Park Education and Information FAQs Links Contact Call Us 724 463 8636 Email Us indparks gmail com Contact Form How we can help History of Eliza Furnace Historic Site Eliza Furnace was constructed in 1845 and 1846 At its peak the furnace employed over 90 people and utilized 45 mules to produce about 1 080 tons of iron a year The furnace was not a financial success and operated only three years Difficulties in transporting iron by teams of horses to Ninevah on the Pennsylvania Canal poor quality local ore and a significant drop in iron prices sealed the furnace s fate Despite its early closing Eliza Furnace helped bring the industrial revolution to the Black Lick Valley A detailed history of the furnace is available here in PDF format Additional information about Eliza

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  • Buttermilk Falls Park Information | Indiana County Parks & Trails
    Photo Gallery Hoodlebug Trail Hoodlebug Trailheads Hoodlebug Trail History Photo Gallery Blairsville Riverfront Riverfront Trailheads Riverfront Trail History Photo Gallery Covered Bridges Kintersburg Bridge Directions Photo Gallery Harmon Bridge Directions Photo Gallery Trusal Bridge Directions Photo Gallery Thomas Bridge Directions Photo Gallery History of our Covered Bridges Rentals Weddings Reunions Parties Special Events Rental Photo Galleries Blue Spruce Park Pine Ridge Park Free Pavillions Make Reservations Pay Online Friends of the Park Education and Information FAQs Links Contact Call Us 724 463 8636 Email Us indparks gmail com Contact Form How we can help Buttermilk Falls Natural Area General Info Buttermilk Falls is located at 570 Valley Brook Rd New Florence PA 15944 This site features an impressive 45 foot waterfall and scenic woodland The 48 acre natural area was donated to Indiana County Parks in 1995 by the Keystone Conemaugh Group owners of the nearby Conemaugh Generating Station As a natural area the site has been set aside to protect both typical and unique plant and animal communities and to protect outstanding examples of natural beauty Check out our detailed map Activities Accommodations A More Natural Park Experience In keeping with the mission of a natural area development at

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