Two weeks ago my daughter was on vacation and we took a two day trip to Central Pennsylvania; it was a genealogical fact finding mission. The trip was only about 2 1/2 hours so it is an easy do again trip. From the geological center of PA to any where else in the state is about that amount in driving time.
Not much was gleaned but we did have fun. TYRONE HISTORICAL SOCIETY was the reason for the trip. I have been searching for the Coleman and Saylor Families and the dates for them are the Colonial Era in Central PA.
I did not find very much but we had about forty five minutes before the Historical Society opened so we went to see the land in which my daughters ancestors lived. We took an exit east at Tyrone Pennsylvania and a few miles past the gap in the mountains we can up a vast valley that was essentially flat. I regret not taking pictures but it was off and on rainy that day.
After seeing the area I was amazed and thought no wonder they settled here because it was absolutely beautiful. We then had a little side trip to SPRUCE CREEK PA which was on a poorly maintained, windy, and very narrow road. Somehow I think we did not go far enough to see where the actual settlement and there was no GPS access in this valley. Emily thought it looked like a good place to have a horror movie.
It seems that the Coleman line settled here initially in their western migration. I have read a few articles here and the trout fishing is suppose to be the best in the state.
After that failed mission the town of Warriors Mark was on our radar. We now had to climb Tussey or Bald Eagle Mountain (I am never sure about the names because it seems to be which old map you reading as to which mountain you are on) Anyway, it is in the Allegheny Mountains which is part of the Appalachian chain.
Warriors Mark is a small town on the escarpment of the mountain. The sign stated that the town was founded in 1768, that is a long time ago, while it was still the wilderness and part of William Pens' colony. We did not really find anything here since I did not research the particulars and just took a spontaneous drive to get there.