12 Year Old Tour Guides

Exploring places that have been forgotten by the rest of …..

August 23, 2017
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A Picture of Decline, Brownsville, PA

An odd thing happened to me in Brownsville, PA.  I’ve …..

August 19, 2017
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Cabrillo National Monument

I took a quick business trip to San Diego, California. My dad’s friend dropped me off at the top of Cabrillo National Monument near the lighthouse.  After wandering around the upper part for about an hour, I walked down to the tidal pools.  It’s not an easy walk, although it’s all road, but there is …..

September 7, 2017
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Magee Mine, Yukon, PA

A fellow redditor mentioned this mine and I’m glad he did. Pennsylvania’s countryside is littered with mines and I hadn’t really had a chance to start investigating them. Magee Mine is located near Yukon, PA. It was opened in 1908 and was named after James Magee, one of the company’s original board of directors.  The …..

July 15, 2017
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Old Overholt Distillery

Initially built in 1859 in Broadford, PA (sometimes spelled Broad Ford) this Old Overholt distillery has been closed for a very long time.  From what I can gather, only about half the buildings remain.  This location is quiet possibly the biggest site for exploring that I have ever come across.  After two hours, I had to …..

July 15, 2017
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Phillipston, PA

Phillipston is just another small town in Pennsylvania that time has almost forgotten. Once located on a busy train line, the only travelers now that pass through Phillipston are those following the Armstrong Rails to Trails.  Despite how small Phillipston is, there is actually a decent amount of exploring to be done. Brady’s Bend Overlook …..

July 8, 2017
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Seneca Pumped Storage Generating Station

When you flip on your house lights, you expect the power to be there, right then. But how does the power grid handle this fluctuating need, that dwindles at night and peaks during the day? Batteries. Huge batteries made of water. The idea is that excess energy that is generated during off-peak times is stored …..

July 3, 2017
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Abandoned Turnpike Tunnels, Central PA

It always blows me away to find massive infrastructure efforts abandoned.  These tunnels, Sideling Hill Tunnel and Rays Hill Tunnel were completely abandoned in 1968 when a more modern stretch of road was opened to ease congestion. This 13 mile stretch of abandoned turnpike was given to Southern Alleghenies Conservancy for $1 in 2001. The area …..

July 2, 2017
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School’s Out

Pennsylvania has officially become the eleventh US state that I have lived in. We relocated here in February 2017. I’m only now beginning to be able to start exploring and have started building a a map of locations to photograph. Bradley School It still surprises me how easy it is to gain entry into buildings …..

May 12, 2017
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Pippin Place

Rolla, Missouri has been my home on four different occasions, but my time here is coming to a close once again.  Katie, my wife, relocated to Pittsburgh, PA for work back in October.  We purchased a home there a few weeks ago and it will soon be time for me to relocate.  Pittsburgh will be …..

January 30, 2017
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