Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania audio tour: Drive PA Indian Paths: Logstown to Forks of the Ohio

Drive PA Indian Paths: Logstown to Forks of the Ohio

Driving Tour

50 mins

About the Tour

Travel to a time before white Europeans tamed the wilderness of Western Pennsylvania, when Indians built mounds and walked trails. Be wary, though. It becomes the most dangerous place on Earth. We begin at Logstown, the original Wild West town, and end at the forts built at the Forks of the Ohio. Along the way, we'll be joined by howling wolves and dancing Indians. Grandmother will tell us why all the animals left Lenape land. Charles Dickens will reflect on his steamboat trip down the Ohio. And, we'll visit an Indian burial mound that was carried away piece by piece until it is no more.
Marti Donovan, who lives with many animals, brings us Grandmother's wisdom.
Nick Black of London brings us Charles Dickens.
The Nanticoke Lenape of New Jersey bring us the Grass Dance opening.

Tour Producer


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

  • Logstown

  • Old Economy Village

  • McKees Rocks Indian Mound

  • Duquesne Incline

  • Fort Pitt Museum.

Directions to Starting Point

We begin in a vacant field at 3712 Duss Avenue, Baden, PA. Use your GPS to arrive there. From Logan Lane, it is the second unpaved drive on the right. Pull in and park where you can see the rear of an auto dealership.

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Places to stop along the way

Old Economy Village, Duquesne Incline, Fort Pitt Museum.

Best time of day

Traffic is not an issue along the tour route, but it can be a problem getting to and from the tour route during peak commuting hours. On work days, it is best to begin after 10 a.m. and conclude before 2 p.m. Traffic is light after 6 p.m. Be sure you will have enough daylight to see the sights. Weekend traffic is only a problem during sporting events. Check appropriate websites for congestion reports.


Please obey the rules of the road and drive safely. Be careful not to exceed posted speed limits. It may cause you to bypass Voicemap directions or information.


Adios amigo!

Posted by joel , almost 3 years ago

Well Leon, after a long delay due to a pressing cause, I am finally back here and glad to see you got five something-or-others on all three of your tours! Your voice sounds fine, very genuine, and, at the end of the sample, I wish I could have heard the whole trip. Maybe we'll come to Pittsburgh again someday and maybe I can get Kathleen to install on her smartphone. $5.99 is a great bargain. The indians sounded great. As always, you are on the cutting edge... joel

Posted by joel , almost 3 years ago
Preview mode limited to first 3 locations.
Drive PA Indian Paths: Logstown to Forks of the Ohio