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Washington Park in Warren, Pennsylvania   
View from Washington Park in City of Warren, PA

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Civic-minded residents donated this 65-acre park to
the city in 1922 to honor the birth of the man most
responsible for opening up the American west. Warren
was the country's western frontier.

It had been known as "the Ohio country" for several
decades already, named after the river which flowed
through it. That's what the Allegheny River was called
by the French and the Seneca Nation. It means
"beautiful river" and the Senecas still use this name.
The term "Allegheny" also means "beautfiul river" and
comes from the language of the Delaware indians.
To get to this spectacular park, take Liberty St. from downtown Warren and
just keep driving (or hiking) up the hill. You'll see the sign for it on your left.
Here you will find parking, picnic tables, cook-out grills, and a beautiful view.

Far away from interstate highways and air traffic, this city of  9,700 retains a home town charm as a dividend of its seclusion.
Click on the photos on this website to see a few of the nearly 600 historic buildings and locations here and in our river island
Read more about Washington Park here.

Established in 1795 this is one of the finest surviving Victorian communities in America. At one time there were more millionaires
per capita here than anywhere else in the state.

In the middle of the Wild and Scenic Allegheny River, Warren was once home to more than a dozen oil refineries. Today, only
Refining remains as seen at the white storage tanks in the middle of this photo.

Founded in 1902 right at the end of the Victorian Period (1837-1901), it is one of the oldest refineries in the nation and was one of
the first U.S. businesses to achieve 100 percent energy independence. It buys only North American crude oil.

Warren County is currently undergoing intense development of its
natural gas, timber and oil resources , while maintaining its
attraction as one of the state's most popular places to go
camping and canoeing.

Six miles away from Warren, construction of the
Kinzua Dam a half-century ago stopped the yearly flooding and created one of the
nation's best flat-water
canoeing rivers and the best fishing in the state. (Continued on next page.)
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