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PRR to Install Fourth Track on Mt.

Herald of May 26, 1899

The Pennsylvania Railroad was seeking bids for excavation to make the main line right-of-way wide enough for four tracks on the eastern slope of the Alleghenies between Kittanning Point and Bennington. When finished the railroad would have four tracks from Tyrone to Lilly, a distance of 32 miles.

Six bicyclists from Salemville rode to the German Seventh Day Baptist conference at Snowhill, Franklin County. They expected to also visit the battlefield at Gettysburg before returning.

The River Brethren Church at Woodbury was damaged by the previous week’s storm, but it was b...


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