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The day two steamers arrived

Historic mural is being digitally preserved

April 2, 2013

Like fancy dresses that are tucked away in a closet, documents hiding in a dusty old box, or jewelry under lock and key, a historic mural of an uncommon event on the Allegheny River at Warren has......

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Apr-02-13 4:01 PM

In reading the history of Warren I found it interesting that guys would ride the log rafts down to Pittsburgh to delivery the lumber and then WALK back to Warren.

Think about the clothing and shoes available at the time. What a journey on foot.

Now a days people park in Handicap parking places (that aren't hand0capped) just to save a few feet of walking.

Boy have times changed.

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Apr-02-13 2:38 PM

Agreed. But it took a long time to get here from anywhere! That's why two steamers on the same day was quite an event. I imagine that Warren businesses did well that week.

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Apr-02-13 1:35 PM

Actually, my older relatives related to me when I was a child through stories and old photos that Warren and Warren County was quite a prosperous and bustling place in the latter 19th and early 20th centuries. In a family photo taken even 75 years ago, Pennsylvania Avenue was a busy thoroughfare.

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Apr-02-13 12:24 PM

We live in the middle of nowhere NOW! Imagine how isolated Warren must have been in 1852. Very cool mural.

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Apr-02-13 9:26 AM

Life must have been very boring in 1852 if two boats showing up the same day were noteworthy.

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