Now that Pittsburgh has washed the soot from its buildings and reinvented itself for the 21st century, it is often easy to forget that our fair city was once a coal town, sitting atopone of the oldest and richest mineral deposits in the world.
Soaring gas prices might have you reconsidering autumn travel, but much of it can be duplicated within an hour’s drive of Pittsburgh. If you are yearning for New England’s fall colors, Lancaster’s Amish countryside, a vineyard’s fall glory or a small town’s welcome, try a visit to Smicksburg, in northern Indiana County.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Cars share the road with Amish horses and buggies in Smicksburg, PA
The bustling borough of Canonsburg, 20 miles due south of Pittsburgh, was incorporated Feb. 22, 1802, on what Mother always called George Birthington’s Washday. Yes, it was a bit disrespectful. But so was Mother. And so, for that matter, was George.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Home of Perry Como and chocolate
Would you be shocked to learn that Sewickley — the patriotic, upper-​crust town just downriver of Pittsburgh — holds an annual American flag-​burning in broad daylight on public property?

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Home of the nicest kind of flag burning
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