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West PA Magazine Winter-Spring 2014 spotlights the epic History & Nature of the Oil Region, Pittsburgh, Erie and much West PA Magazine is available in numerous outlets throughout Venango Co., including Franklin's Shop 'n Save, Oil City's Mosaic Cafe and Cranberry Mall's Touch of Country.

To subscribe, send $28 for 4 issues (free delivery) to: West PA Magazine, 1401 Buffalo St., Franklin, PA 16323. We'll gift a copy to a friend with your subscription! West PA Magazine spotlights what's great about western PA! We're based in the Oil Heritage Region - our Fans are welcome to post photos, event listings, links & great stories.

Photo by the incomparable Dave DiCello
19/11/2020

Photo by the incomparable Dave DiCello

Evening again everyone...for the third time! Sorry for the back to back videos today, I was just so pumped I was able to hit both locations! I even hit a third after that, which I'm really excited about as well, but I'll keep that one a surprise until I post it :-) For now though, this is the whole reason I went into town tonight, to capture the crescent moon setting behind the Duquesne Incline, framed by the Ft. Duquesne Bridge. I captured a similar image in the spring with a full moon (which you can see the comments), and was hoping to recreate it. The moon didn't set in exactly the same spot, so the framing is a little different, but I love the result! You can just see the detail in the moon!

SO many more to come from tonight!

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God Bless America!
23/07/2020

God Bless America!

Adult Bald Eagle teaching aerodynamics to a juvenile at Goddard State Park in Mercer County, PA.
Photo by Larry Slomski

Greetings from Presque Isle State Park in Erie PA!
23/07/2020

Greetings from Presque Isle State Park in Erie PA!

NW PAssages July 2015 ~ back cover by Kyle Yates

NW PAssages
22/07/2020

NW PAssages

Snapping turtle in a pond near Wyattville, Venango County, PA
Photo by Dr. John Karian

West PA Magazine
21/07/2020

West PA Magazine

Pittsburgh's Point in 1817, where the Allegheny & Monongahela Rivers meet to form the Ohio River.
Detail from an 1877 chromolithograph by William Coventry Wall, based upon an 1817 sketch drawn by Mrs. E.C. Gibson of Philadelphia during her Wedding Tour.

West PA Magazine
21/07/2020

West PA Magazine

Bull Elk crossing a pond in Elk County, PA
Photo by Larry Slomski

West PA Magazine
21/07/2020

West PA Magazine

Century-old postcard of the Heinz plant in Pittsburgh
Courtesy ~ West PA Magazine

West PA Magazine
21/07/2020

West PA Magazine

1902 sketch of Pittsburgh by artist Thaddeus M. Fowler

Blessings on Memorial Day!
25/05/2020

Blessings on Memorial Day!

Today, We honor those who have given the Greatest Sacrifice. You may be Gone but You are Not Forgotten. Please have a Great Memorial day and Be safe!

West PA Magazine's cover photo
06/07/2018

West PA Magazine's cover photo

God Bless America! Photo by Stephen West ~ Franklin's Liberty Fest Parade
06/07/2018

God Bless America!
Photo by Stephen West ~ Franklin's Liberty Fest Parade

Merry & Joyful Christmas! Hopefully it's not too overwhelming.Photo by Stephen West
16/12/2017

Merry & Joyful Christmas! Hopefully it's not too overwhelming.

Photo by Stephen West

Merry Christmas from the Pittsburgh Penguins!(Photo by Christian Marshall ~ flashback to the 2011 Winter Classic at Hein...
16/12/2017

Merry Christmas from the Pittsburgh Penguins!

(Photo by Christian Marshall ~ flashback to the 2011 Winter Classic at Heinz Field)

Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum
08/12/2017

Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Pennsylvania National Guard in our 270th year!!! Formed by Benjamin Franklin with his original group of 600 “Associators” back in 1747 in Philadelphia. Out of that original group formed the 103d Engineers and the 111th Infantry which is still in existence today. Our brave men and women, both Army and Air, have served the Commonwealth and our Nation proudly ever since.

Century-old postcard of Indian God Rock along the Allegheny River @ 8 miles south of Franklin, Venango County, PA. The s...
21/08/2017

Century-old postcard of Indian God Rock along the Allegheny River @ 8 miles south of Franklin, Venango County, PA. The sandstone rock has numerous ancient petroglyphs carved into it dating back hundreds of years, though time has largely worn them away.

Uncovering PA
26/09/2016
Uncovering PA

Uncovering PA

It's still hard for me to believe that the oldest-known site of human habitation in North America is located right here in Pennsylvania.

Freedom Falls in Rockland, Venango County, PA.Timothy Rudisille Photography
25/09/2016

Freedom Falls in Rockland, Venango County, PA.
Timothy Rudisille Photography

1907 Belmar Trestle RR Bridge over the Allegheny River in Franklin, Venango County, PA. Became part of the Allegheny Val...
25/09/2016

1907 Belmar Trestle RR Bridge over the Allegheny River in Franklin, Venango County, PA. Became part of the Allegheny Valley Trails Association in the 1990s.
Photo by Jeffrey Hall

Lady Gaga experiences some western PA generosity!
24/09/2016
Lady Gaga Had This to Say About the Residents of Monroeville, Pennsylvania – Baldwin Post

Lady Gaga experiences some western PA generosity!

Lady Gaga Had This to Say About the Residents of Monroeville, Pennsylvania photo by Yne VDM / CC BY-SA 2.0 / cropped FacebookTwitterFacebookTwitterMONROEVILLE, Pennsylvania – During a radio interview this morning, pop star Lady Gaga took a moment to praise Monroeville, Pennsylvania residents who had...

Fireworks celebrating a Pirates win in late August!Photo by Dave DiCello
08/09/2016

Fireworks celebrating a Pirates win in late August!
Photo by Dave DiCello

Praying Mantis at Presque Isle State Park!Photo by David Shearer
01/08/2016

Praying Mantis at Presque Isle State Park!
Photo by David Shearer

Look what our intern spotted at Duck Pond! Great photo, David Shearer.

Tree Swallow feeding his chick at Presque Isle State Park, PA. Photo by Don Mcclelland
01/08/2016

Tree Swallow feeding his chick at Presque Isle State Park, PA.
Photo by Don Mcclelland

Osprey nesting at Maurice K. Goddard State Park in Mercer County, PA.Photo by Don Mcclelland
30/07/2016

Osprey nesting at Maurice K. Goddard State Park in Mercer County, PA.
Photo by Don Mcclelland

Friends of Allegheny Wilderness
28/07/2016
Friends of Allegheny Wilderness

Friends of Allegheny Wilderness

Nice article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newspaper today about the North Country National Scenic Trail in Pennsylvania! Though the author focuses primarily on a six-mile stretch of the trail he hiked not far outside Pittsburgh for the purpose of writing the article, the NCT in fact runs for 265 miles across the northwest portion of the Keystone State.

This includes 95 spectacular miles through the Allegheny National Forest (where the trail has been well-established since the 1970s), and through untrammeled, wild, backcountry candidate areas for inclusion in America's National Wildenress Preservation System such as the wildly popular Tracy Ridge (the largest inventoried roadless area in Pennsylvania), Minister Valley, and the Tionesta old-growth forest!

http://newsinteractive.post-gazette.com/usparks/north-country-trail/

1873 Presque Isle Lighthouse and caretaker's house at Presque Isle State Park, PA.Penn's Woods Photography
22/07/2016

1873 Presque Isle Lighthouse and caretaker's house at Presque Isle State Park, PA.
Penn's Woods Photography

NW PAssages
17/07/2016

NW PAssages

During the 2016 Western Pennsylvania Balloon Quest in Lawrence County, PA, a low-flying balloon spooks a herd of horses on an Amish farm. The annual event runs from July 14-17, 2016.
Photo by Jim Fisher

17/07/2016
Melissa

Melissa

Our 2016 Show Reel. Special moments and special thanks to Allegheny Land Trust, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, American Forest, Cook Forest State Park, Old Growth Forest Network and Blackwater Swamp Bird Observatory.

Celebrating patriotism over French Creek in Venango County, PA!Photo by Tom Myers
17/07/2016

Celebrating patriotism over French Creek in Venango County, PA!
Photo by Tom Myers

Old Glory flying over French Creek this morning. Happy Birthday America!

Western Pennsylvania Balloon Quest in Lawrence County, PA.Photo by Neil Smilek
17/07/2016

Western Pennsylvania Balloon Quest in Lawrence County, PA.
Photo by Neil Smilek

From this morning, BalloonQuest 2016.

Goldfinches savoring a snack in Oil City, PA.Timothy Rudisille Photography
16/07/2016

Goldfinches savoring a snack in Oil City, PA.
Timothy Rudisille Photography

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I love this magazine!. I learned more about this area here than I ever did in school, probably because it is so interesting. Wish it could be published once again. Any old copies available now?
It's fair season -you have until Saturday to get to the Crawford County Fair !