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  Western Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Western Pennsylvania is widely considered to be made up of the western half of the state of Pennsylvania in the United States.
The highest point in Western Pennsylvania is Mount Davis at 3,213 feet, where the Appalachian Mountains enter Pennsylvania from the south.
Culturally, the distinctiveness of Western Pennsylvania is underlined by the existence of a unique local dialect called "Pittsburghese" or Pittsburgh English, sometimes affectionately termed the "yinzer" dialect, due to its use of the term "yins" (also spelled "yunz, "yinz", "youns", etc.) as the plural form of "you".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Western_Pennsylvania   (1542 words)

 Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The center of population of Pennsylvania is located in Perry County, in the borough of Duncannon [2].
Pennsylvania is home to many professional sports teams, including the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball, the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League, the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association, and the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League.
Among the regional foods associated with Pennsylvania are the cheesesteak and the hoagie, the soft pretzel, Italian water ice, scrapple, Tastykake, and the stromboli.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pennsylvania   (3571 words)

 The Scotch-Irish in Western Pennsylvania
Prior to this time the settlers were harrassed by proclamations from the governors of Pennsylvania and Virginia warning them off their lands, and by the passage of a law by the Pennsylvania Assembly (1768), punishing "with death without the benefit of clergy" all who disobeyed the warning.
The relation of Western Pennsylvania to the War of the Revolution was peculiar, and her trials many and harrassing.
The story of Western Pennsylvania's part in the Revolution is one of blood and hardship in many chapters, each of which is but a repetition of the preceding.
www.libraryireland.com /articles/ScotchIrishWesternPennsylvaniaCongress1890/index.php   (6277 words)

 Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children -- Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children was founded more than 100 years ago as a facility to provide the best education possible for boys and girls who were blind.
It is located in the heart of Pittsburgh and serves students from the western half of Pennsylvania.
This year, after an intense self-study, the School was reaccredited by the Middle States Association, signifying that the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children aspires to the highest standards of excellence.
www.wpsbc.org   (208 words)

 Western Pennsylvania Travel, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Resource Guide
The Western Pennsylvania Museum Council is a non-profit consortium currently comprised of 84 museums in 16 counties in Western Pennsylvania (Allegheny, Beaver, Blair, Butler, Clarion, Cambria, Crawford, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Somerset, Venango, Washington and Westmoreland).
From Monet to music to mansions, Western Pennsylvania is a region rich in history and culture.
The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum has evolved over the past 50 years from a handful of volunteers and a few trolleys to over 600 members and currently 45 trolleys preserved a its museum in Washington, Pennsylvania.
www.clpgh.org /subject/travel/usa/wpa.html   (1170 words)

 Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority
It is the mission of the Port Authority to promote industrial, commercial, and recreational opportunities for the citizens of Pennsylvania on Presque Isle Bay and adjacent waters.
PennPorts is the state agency that is the liaison to Pennsylvania's ports on all port-related issues.
The only Pennsylvania port on the Great Lakes, the Port of Erie provides commercial and recreational opportunities to customers from around the world.
www.porterie.org /erie-western_pennsylvania_port.html   (302 words)

 The Pennsylvania Watershed Program
Pennsylvania’s public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come.
Pennsylvania is home to some of the most beautiful and diverse watersheds and ecosystems in the country.
We continue to offer services and expertise to groups that take pride in their surroundings and are working to create a better future for Pennsylvania.
www.wpawp.org   (210 words)

 Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Pennslyvania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Pemnnsylvania was created in 1974 by the Criminal Justice Act of 1964 (18 U.S.C., sec.
The Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Pennsylvania represents indigent defendants before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
The Federal Public Defender appoints as many attorneys as the U.S. Court of Appeals approves (which is based primarily on the number of prosecutions in a given District) and other personnel as approved by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
home.att.net /~penn/fpdwdpa.htm   (289 words)

However, this is a presentation of historically significant bituminous coal mining towns and structures in Western Pennsylvania.
We are not touching the Anthracite coalfields of Eastern Pennsylvania.
In the 1800s and 1900s, Eastern European immigrants flooded into southwestern Pennsylvania to work in the coal mines and steel mills, and in and around Pittsburgh, neighborhoods swelled with their numbers.
www.coalcampusa.com /westpa/index.html   (889 words)

 Western PA Bed & Breakfast Association
Western Pennsylvania offers a complete array of activities and experiences for you.
Enjoy the excitement of a large city like Pittsburgh, the peaceful rolling countryside of the central counties, the rugged terrain of the Allegheny National Forest and the Laurel Mountains and the brisk air of the Lake Erie region.
Drink in the elegance of a glorious old mansion, relax in the charm of a quiet Victorian home just off the town square, experience the lifestyle in the rural countryside or enjoy the convenience of being just a short drive from the city.
www.westernpabandb.com   (217 words)

 Western Pennsylvania School Fo - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - PA - school overview
Student-teacher ratio and ethnicity breakdown for Western Pennsylvania School Fo.  
Be the first to review Western Pennsylvania School Fo - tell other parents what you think.
An opportunity for the principal at Western Pennsylvania School Fo to speak about curriculum, special programs, activities, goals and more.
www.greatschools.net /cgi-bin/pa/private/5439   (174 words)

 Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society - WPGS Genealogy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The First Families of Western Pennsylvania (FFWP) is open to any WPGS member who can prove their descent from an ancestor who resided before 31 Dec 1810 in what is now the part of Pennsylvania covered by the 26 counties west of Centre County, PA.
The Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization of amateur and professional family historians and genealogists dedicated to the study and preservation of family history.
The collection of the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society spans the early 1750s through the early part of the 20th century, in book, microfilm, microfiche and CD-Rom formats.
www.wpgs.org   (243 words)

 Laborers' District Council of Western Pennsylvania
Located in downtown Pittsburgh, the Laborers’ District Council of Western Pennsylvania is the hub for the 33 counties of Western Pennsylvania.
The Council has been the driving force in maintaining and developing a strong union factor in the state of Pennsylvania.
Copyright © 2004 Laborers' District Council of Western Pennsylvania
www.laborpa.org   (70 words)

 CNN.com - Blustery storms tear through western Pennsylvania - Oct. 15, 2003
Thunderstorms packing 70 mph wind whipped across western Pennsylvania, tearing roofs off buildings, felling utility poles and trees and leaving thousands in the dark.
The upper floors of some buildings were sent crashing onto streets Tuesday in Butler County north of Pittsburgh, where windows were blown out and roofs were torn off several homes, said Frank Matis, the county's director of emergency management.
Only minor injuries were reported in western Pennsylvania, but a man was killed near Philadelphia when a tree fell on his car, WPVI-TV reported.
cnn.com /2003/WEATHER/10/15/stormy.weather.ap/index.html   (482 words)

 Western Pennsylvania Civil War Resources
It is a joint project of the University of Pittsburgh and the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania.
As a part of the partnership with the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, the Digital Research Library is providing a Web accessible, fully searchable version of the catalog of the Library and Archives of the Historical Society.
The Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society offers a number of publications on Allegheny County, City of Pittsburgh, and Western Pennsylvania, including ALLEGHENY COUNTY IN THE WAR FOR THE SUPRESION OF THE REBELLION 1861-1865 (1924), containing alphabetical list of the 25,930 veterans who served from Allegheny County, PA, with rank, company, regiment, class of service.
www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu /~jw3u/round/museums.htm   (697 words)

 Botanic Garden of Western Pennsylvania
When completed, the Botanic Garden of Western Pennsylvania will be the region's most comprehensive outdoor garden.
The site for the new garden is located on 432 acres near the southern end of Settler's Cabin County Park, just 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh.
The Horticultural Society of Western Pennsylvania • PSI Building • 850 Poplar Street • Pittsburgh, PA 15220
www.botanicgardenwpa.org   (88 words)

 Western District Pennsylvania Church of the Brethren
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"The Western PA District equips and resources people for leadership, service, and witness for Christ and His Church." (Ephesians 4:11-13,16)
The Western PA District Church of the Brethren manages and administers the work of the district as authorized by District Conference.
www.westernpacob.org   (119 words)

 Western Pennsylvania Family Campers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A group for families who like to camp in Western Pennsylvania.
If you are interested in joining our club and would like to become a member it is very easy and free.
Just visit the Western Pennsylvania Family Campers Club section under cool links.
www.orgsites.com /pa/westernpennsylvaniafamilycampers/index.html   (105 words)

 Western Pennsylvania Family Center
Founded in 1985 the Western Pennsylvania Family Center is a private, non-profit organization.
The Center's vision is to be the recognized and utilized regional source of information about Bowen theory, an innovative set of ideas about the evolution of humankind and human relationships, and to stimulate actions which flow from these ideas.
Courses and programs at the Western Pennsylvania Family Center focus on theory and its applications in personal, work and clinical settings and typically occur in small groups.
www.wpfc.net   (248 words)

 Western Pennsylvania HFMA; Western Pennsylvania HFMA official web site.
Western Pennsylvania HFMA; Western Pennsylvania HFMA official web site.
For the first time this year, we were able to offer continuing education via our web site allowing members to view the session at their convenience.
All of these things would not be possible if it were not for the courage of the GREAT staff of volunteers that we have in the Western PA Chapter.
www.wphfma.org   (617 words)

 African Studies Center | Western Sahara Page
The projects has been developed in cooperation with the information company Gazette, and wit h financial support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Reports provided by US Department of Energy on energy situation in Western Sahara.
The Western Sahara Project aims to further our understanding of the human past and its relationship to changes in environmental conditions in the Sahara and northern Africa as a whole, through field-based archaeological and palaeo-environmental studies.
www.sas.upenn.edu /African_Studies/Country_Specific/W_Sahara.html   (412 words)

 WPLUG: Western Pennsylvania Linux Users Group
We are wplug (of borg), Western Pennsylvania's Linux Users' group.
We are a Linux Users Group based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania so most of our members are from South Western PA and the Greater Tri-State area.
If you are looking for something in North Western PA, please check our sister LUG, Erie Lug.
www.wplug.org   (235 words)

 The Western Pennsylvania Hospital
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital was awarded Magnet recognition status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) on December 7....
The Bariatric Surgery Center at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital has been awarded full accreditation by the American College of Surgeons—the first and only bariatric surgery program in Pennsylvania to earn this prestigious honor.
Halloween is an exciting time of year for children, and to help ensure that they have a safe holiday, physicians from the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) and the Burn Trauma Center at West Penn Hospital...
www.wpahs.org /wph   (477 words)

 Western Pennsylvania Mensa -- Local Group Info
The American Mensa Education and Research Foundation (MERF) and Western Pennsylvania Mensa (WPaM) announce the 1999-2000 Scholarship Essay Contest.
In accordance with the Western Pennsylvania Mensa Bylaws, the following members will assume office at the General Memebership Meeting in April.
Western Pennsylvania Mensa is part of American Mensa's Great Lakes & Ohio Valley Region; other groups in Region 3, with local webpages, include:
amby.com /mensa/local_group_info.html   (624 words)

 eBay - western pennsylvania, Historical Memorabilia, Transportation items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Telegram - 1899 - Pennsylvania & North Western RR Co.
1954 The French Invasion Of Western Pennsylvania, 1753
History of Western Pennsylvania and West: PA Genealogy
search-desc.ebay.com /search/search.dll?query=western+pennsylvania&...   (266 words)

 NSA Western PA Main
NSA / WPA-WV NSA of Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia
Pennsylvania Regions - The state of PA is split into three (3) separate regions for team NSA registration and tournament purposes.
Please click on the link for a map indicating which region your team is located in.
www.nsawpa.com   (153 words)

 McManus - McManis - McMannis of Frontier Western Pennsylvania
McManus - McManis - McMannis of Frontier Western Pennsylvania
Descendants of John and Margaret McManus of Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
McManuses Enumerated in the 1850 Census Index of Western Pennsylvania.
www.nataliesnet.com /mcmanus   (245 words)

 Western Pennsylvania Real Estate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Western PA homes can be found here on my website.
We have free reports, a helpful Western PA home advice section, request a free CMA for your home, and much more.
If you are interested in buying or selling Western PA real estate you have come to the right place.
www.kathysubrick.com /content/article.html/1198171   (372 words)

 Western PA Section of AAPT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Western PA Section has the distinction of being the oldest chapter of all 47 separate Sections of AAPT, having been formed in 1932 (according to minutes of the meeting in Atlantic City on December 30, 1932).
The Fall 2006 meeting of the AAPT of Western PA will be held at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, on Saturday, September 30.
The Western Pennsylvania Section of the AAPT HomePage is maintained at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania by Akhtar Mahmood.
www.edinboro.edu /cwis/physics/aapt.html   (316 words)

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