Chestnut Ridge Historical Society

Chestnut Ridge Historical Society A non-profit organization dedicated to collecting and preserving the history and artifacts of an area of the the Laurel Mountains of Pennsylvania.

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Anyone recognize this church?I found it with other "Stahlstown" related photos on my computer, but there isn't any capti...
03/25/2020

Anyone recognize this church?

I found it with other "Stahlstown" related photos on my computer, but there isn't any caption and I don't recognize it just based on the limited stuff in the pic. Surely someone knows what church this is. Thanks for looking.

Here are some copies from a group of old post cards that the Historical Society received recently.  Lots of familiar pla...
03/28/2018

Here are some copies from a group of old post cards that the Historical Society received recently. Lots of familiar places, always a pleasure to look through. A few are from our immediate area, but all are from nearby places that we all can remember. Please enjoy.

Here are some copies from a group of old post cards that the Historical Society received recently. Lots of familiar places, always a pleasure to look through. A few are from our immediate area, but all are from nearby places that we all can remember. Please enjoy.

Chestnut Ridge Historical Society reached 1,000 likes!
02/22/2018

Chestnut Ridge Historical Society reached 1,000 likes!

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Happy Thanksgiving, all the way from 1910!
11/23/2017

Happy Thanksgiving, all the way from 1910!

Received in Connellsvile, November 10th, 1910.

Special thanks to Fred Saluga, from the Fayette County Pennsylvania Bigfoot Research Project, it was a great turnout and...
10/18/2017

Special thanks to Fred Saluga, from the Fayette County Pennsylvania Bigfoot Research Project, it was a great turnout and we all enjoyed his informative (and entertaining) discussion about Bigfoot in our area.

Chestnut Ridge Historical Society's cover photo
10/18/2017

Chestnut Ridge Historical Society's cover photo

Tuesday, October 17thIs bigfoot in Pennsylvania?  Have you seen one?  Come on out to the Historical Society on Tuesday n...
10/05/2017

Tuesday, October 17th

Is bigfoot in Pennsylvania? Have you seen one?

Come on out to the Historical Society on Tuesday night, October 17th, at 7pm! Listen to Retired Fayette county police officer Fred Saluga give his presentation on the history of the famed creature also known as Sasquatch. Fred has been researching UFOs, Bigfoot, and paranormal phenomena for 40+ years.

Mr. Saluga is currently the MUFON State Director in Pennsylvania and West Virginia and coordinator for the MUFON Entity Group.

He also has created and runs the following groups: West Virginia Center For Unexplained Events, and Fayette County Pennsylvania Bigfoot research Project.

He has also developed and taught classes at the Eastern Gateway Community College (Steubenville, Ohio) and the topics of Cryptozoology, UFOS, and Conspiracy Theory. And is a weekly guest on Weekly Com Cast Presentation "UFO's Over Pittsburgh".

Member and researcher of numerous cryptozoological and UFO and other strange research groups in the tri-state area.

Tuesday, October 17thIs bigfoot in Pennsylvania?  Have you seen one?  Come on out to the Historical Society on Tuesday n...
10/05/2017

Tuesday, October 17th

Is bigfoot in Pennsylvania? Have you seen one?

Come on out to the Historical Society on Tuesday night, October 17th, at 7pm! Listen to Retired Fayette county police officer Fred Saluga give his presentation on the history of the famed creature also known as Sasquatch. Fred has been researching UFOs, Bigfoot, and paranormal phenomena for 40+ years.

Mr. Saluga is currently the MUFON State Director in Pennsylvania and West Virginia and coordinator for the MUFON Entity Group.

He also has created and runs the following groups: West Virginia Center For Unexplained Events, and Fayette County Pennsylvania Bigfoot research Project.

He has also developed and taught classes at the Eastern Gateway Community College (Steubenville, Ohio) and the topics of Cryptozoology, UFOS, and Conspiracy Theory. And is a weekly guest on Weekly Com Cast Presentation "UFO's Over Pittsburgh".

Member and researcher of numerous cryptozoological and UFO and other strange research groups in the tri-state area.

Ligonier, Pennsylvania
04/19/2017

Ligonier, Pennsylvania

Have a wonderfully happy Easter!
04/16/2017

Have a wonderfully happy Easter!

Chestnut Ridge Historical Society's cover photo
03/05/2017

Chestnut Ridge Historical Society's cover photo

Chestnut Ridge Historical Society's cover photo
01/04/2017

Chestnut Ridge Historical Society's cover photo

Mt. Pleasant, 1910.  Looking west on Main Street at Kennedy Ave.
10/02/2016

Mt. Pleasant, 1910. Looking west on Main Street at Kennedy Ave.

Again, this is a little out of our territory but we all enjoy looking at familiar photos from yesterday.
10/02/2016

Again, this is a little out of our territory but we all enjoy looking at familiar photos from yesterday.

Again, this is a little out of our territory but we all enjoy looking at familiar photos from yesterday.

Again, this is a little out of our territory but we all enjoy looking at familiar photos from yesterday.
09/28/2016

Again, this is a little out of our territory but we all enjoy looking at familiar photos from yesterday.

Again, this is a little out of our territory but we all enjoy looking at familiar photos from yesterday.

Ligonier, PA
09/27/2016

Ligonier, PA

1978
09/27/2016

1978

Again, this is a little out of our territory but we all enjoy looking at familiar photos from yesterday.

An arch made of coke at the west end of the Mount Pleasant Diamond during the 1910 "Old Home Week" celebration from July...
09/27/2016

An arch made of coke at the west end of the Mount Pleasant Diamond during the 1910 "Old Home Week" celebration from July 4th-7th. The initials is in reference to the H. C. Frick Coke Company.

Several members volunteered their time the other weekend to man our booth at the 109th Flax Scutching in Stahlstown, Pa....
09/25/2016

Several members volunteered their time the other weekend to man our booth at the 109th Flax Scutching in Stahlstown, Pa. Thanks to everyone!

The 109th AnnualStahlstownFlax ScutchingFestivalSeptember 17 & 18, 2016
09/05/2016

The 109th Annual
Stahlstown
Flax Scutching
Festival

September 17 & 18, 2016

Anyone know more about this beautiful old gate?  Route 30, right at the top of the Laurel Mt summit, above Laughlintown ...
09/05/2016

Anyone know more about this beautiful old gate? Route 30, right at the top of the Laurel Mt summit, above Laughlintown (right across from Walats).

The Pennsylvania Group from the Ligonier Library spent the day at the Chestnut Ridge Historical Society. Our records pro...
08/19/2016

The Pennsylvania Group from the Ligonier Library spent the day at the Chestnut Ridge Historical Society. Our records provided a wealth of information for them!

This was our booth at Acme Days. We did good in spite of getting a little wet. Thanks for all the donations.
08/08/2016

This was our booth at Acme Days. We did good in spite of getting a little wet. Thanks for all the donations.

Monticue's Restaurant and Motel, Donegal just off the PA Turnpike.
08/07/2016

Monticue's Restaurant and Motel, Donegal just off the PA Turnpike.

In celebration of the 4th of July, here is a nice little "throw back" to days past, 40 years ago today.
07/01/2016

In celebration of the 4th of July, here is a nice little "throw back" to days past, 40 years ago today.

Jones Mills around 1905, looking across Indian Creek towards the old Valley Brethern Church (the white structure on the ...
05/14/2016

Jones Mills around 1905, looking across Indian Creek towards the old Valley Brethern Church (the white structure on the left, still sits on Route 711) and the old Jones Mills school (white structure on the right, no longer exists). The view is seen from near where Hometown Pizza is today on Route 31.

Old Route 31 before it was paved, in Donegal (near the present day American Legion), looking east towards Laurel Hill (S...
05/03/2016

Old Route 31 before it was paved, in Donegal (near the present day American Legion), looking east towards Laurel Hill (Somerset direction). Notice the horse drawn carriage approaching in the distance.

A great article written about Little Back Creek (Saltlick Township) from the Pittsburgh Press.  November 30th, 1986.
05/01/2016

A great article written about Little Back Creek (Saltlick Township) from the Pittsburgh Press. November 30th, 1986.

A great article written about Little Back Creek (Saltlick Township) from the Pittsburgh Press. November 30th, 1986.

This article from the Daily Courier (March 29th, 1959) talks of a proposal to build a reservoir in Mill Creek and flood ...
04/26/2016

This article from the Daily Courier (March 29th, 1959) talks of a proposal to build a reservoir in Mill Creek and flood most of Indian Creek. No more communities of Inidan Head, Melcroft, Davidstown. Very interesting.

This article from the Daily Courier (March 29th, 1959) talks of a proposal to build a reservoir in Mill Creek and flood most of Indian Creek. No more communities of Inidan Head, Melcroft, Davidstown. Very interesting.

A nice fishing season memory for this Normalville man. (June 10th, 1968)
04/26/2016

A nice fishing season memory for this Normalville man. (June 10th, 1968)

Local kids speak out on Freedom- June 30th, 1976
04/26/2016

Local kids speak out on Freedom- June 30th, 1976

Remember this?  Deb's Restaurant in Donegal.
04/05/2016

Remember this? Deb's Restaurant in Donegal.

Chestnut Ridge Historical Society's cover photo
03/28/2016

Chestnut Ridge Historical Society's cover photo

Chestnut Ridge Historical Society's cover photo
03/27/2016

Chestnut Ridge Historical Society's cover photo

Photos from a recent donation of a book published in 1910 highlighting the exciting and thriving industrial city of Scot...
03/21/2016

Photos from a recent donation of a book published in 1910 highlighting the exciting and thriving industrial city of Scottdale.

Photos from a recent donation of a book published in 1910 highlighting the exciting and thriving industrial city of Scottdale.

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Stahlstown, PA
15687

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11:00 - 15:00
Saturday 10:00 - 14:00

Telephone

(724) 593-3102

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The good thing about these pre Pennsylvania Turnpike aerials, is that they help show just how much of the under construction South Pennsylvania Railroad work still could be found on the ground. Taking the actual survey maps of the railroad I super imposed them over the same aerial to show that the work is indeed that of the railroad. Look closely to see the property lines have not changed and were placed into the railroad surveys which helped to perfectly place the survey over the aerials. Second aerial shows the same with the Pennsylvania Turnpike already built and operating. Note where the railroad is on the east end of Donegal, Pa.
The Ship Hotel in of July 1977.
Inj the color photo I placed the red lines representing the true alignment of the South Pennsylvania Railroad at Donegal, Pa along the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
What are your hours?
The survey maps atop the aerial showing the true right of way of he South Pennsylvania Railroad entering and exiting Donegal, Pa.
The right of way of the South Pennsylvania Railroad books are completed. From the Laurel Hill to Pittsburgh. Has the survey maps of the railroad over aerials showing the precise location.
I'm looking to see if anyone can help us identify the couple in this picture. They were found with old pictures of our family and we assume they are related somehow. All other pictures are people from the Indian Head area. Any help is greatly appreciated!
can you help me find the family these go to