In 1900 William A. Young built a machine shop along the Monongahela River in a little Pennsylvania town named Rices Landing. Eight years later the machine shop was expanded to add a foundry and in 1928 electricity was added to the shop. From the beginning the shop has been primarily run by a single engine using an elaborate system of pulleys and belts, which is still in use today. The foundry and machine shop continued to service the local town and steamboats on the river until its closure in 1965. Today the foundry is listed on the National Historic Landmark and is open to the public on Sundays for tours. For more information take a look at their website below.
W.A. Young and Sons Foundry
Below are some photos from my most recent trip to the foundry.
Recently I took a trip to Old Bedford Village for the Old West reenactment. If you ever have the chance to attend this event drop everything and GO!! One of these two cowboys is the town drunk. Can you guess which one?
Had another great day off and got to spend some time in the woods in Ohiopyle State Park. I photographed Cucumber Falls completely frozen over, the main falls and then a little in the woods. At one point I was in the woods and noticed a set of footprints in the snow. They were filled with the last snow and a little windblown but still visible due to the late afternoon sun casting its long shadows over the area. And I wondered to myself, perhaps this is the road less traveled and the road which I should be following.
Cucumber Falls frozen over after a week of below freezing weather.
Footsteps in the woods.
The main falls in Ohiopyle State Park.
Would you like to sit and watch the water.
This is the top of the natural water slides in Ohiopyle State Park. I just don’t understand why there was nobody enjoying a ride down the slides. Could have been that the temp was just a little over 15ºF.
This is just a quick shot from my trip to Old Bedford Village for the French and Indian War reenactment. I will post more as soon as I finish editing them.