The U.S. Golf Association began staging the U.S. Open — the ultimate national championship — in 1895, and moves it year to year around the country. The USGA requires, first of all, a golf course that offers a stiff challenge, where the rough is deep, the greens fast and par is an outstanding…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading How the beloved Oakmont Country Club course came to be
In the language of golf, there is always a “hidden gem.” The hidden gem is a golf course that is little known or even unknown, that someone has visited and then pronounced a marvel. The course generally has been sitting there, probably for many decades, known but to the locals.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading The oldest golf course in America is in Western Pa.?
If summer in the city has lost its luster, and you are ready to ditch that hot suit or itchy hose for some fresh country air, Butler County has just the ticket — the 155th Big Butler Fair, July 210 at the fairgrounds in Prospect. While there are loads of county fairs, fire department carnivals…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Check out that big Butler County Fair
The remarkable story of Tom Vilsack began in a Pittsburgh orphanage where Dolly and Bud Vilsack adopted him. He grew up in Squirrel Hill and graduated from Shady Side Academy and later Hamilton College and Albany Law School.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading The citizen
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