Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania audio tour: Drive PA Indian Paths: Logstown-Meadowcroft

Drive PA Indian Paths: Logstown-Meadowcroft

Driving Tour

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65 mins
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48.9mi

About the Tour

Join me on a drive through the colonial history of Pennsylvania. I'll help you see Indians and frontier settlers walking trails that modern roads follow today. You won't believe all you have been missing. Indians and white settlers tell of a time when Western Pennsylvania may have been the most dangerous place on Earth. You'll learn how today's America was made, and perhaps where it is headed. We start at Logstown/Legionville where the current fate of Indians was largely decided. We end at Meadowcroft Rockshelter, which was used as a trailside rest stop for at least 16,000 years.

The Tecumseh quote is recited by actor Graham Greene.

Tour Producer

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Leon J. Pollom

I am a writer/researcher of the past. Based in Pittsburgh, I once covered daily news for newspapers. Now, I cover really old news-- news that's had time to steep, and prove its significance.

You can check out my website at https://www.NowThenPgh.com

Major Landmarks

  • Meadowcroft Rockshelter

  • Raccoon Creek State Park

  • Logstown

  • Legionville

Directions to Starting Point

We start at a vacant field behind the Wright Auto Dealership, 3800 Ohio River Blvd., Baden, PA. The field is along Duss Avenue near the historic markers for Logstown and Legionville. Take Logan Lane, which runs between the dealership and a Sheetz store, from Ohio River Blvd. to Duss Avenue. Turn right on Duss Avenue, and take the second gravel drive on right into the field.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

Meadowcroft is a relaxed family site with an Indian village, gift shop, snack food, 19th Century town, hand-on activities, and often historic re-enactors. It could easily take several hours to get through. This tour is a good way to make the trip back to civilization seem much shorter.

Raccoon Creek State Park has a swimming lake, trails, picnic and camping areas, and all the usual park facilities. Oh, and it's free.

Best time of day

This trip takes about an hour, so make sure you will have enough daylight to see everything. Traffic is not an issue on this tour.

Precautions

Please drive carefully and obey the rules of the road.

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Drive PA Indian Paths: Logstown-Meadowcroft