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    K. and I are going back home for a week.
    10th. Anniversary and a vacation.
    Back home 30 yrs later, wow!

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    Washington, Pennsylvania
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    Named for: George Washington
    Country United States
    State Pennsylvania
    County Washington
    Elevation 1,156 ft (352 m)
    Area 3.3 sq mi (9 km2)
    Population 15,268 (2000)
    Established 1768
    - Incorporated 1810

    Washington is a city in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States, and part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The population was 15,268 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Washington County[1] and is located in the southwestern part of the state.


    Delaware Indian chief Tangooqua, commonly known as "Catfish", had a camp on a branch of Chartiers Creek in what is now part of the city of Washington.[4] The French labeled the area "Wissameking", meaning "catfish place", as early as 1757.[4] The area of Washington was settled by many immigrants from Scotland and the north of Ireland along with settlers from eastern and central parts of colonial Virginia. It was first settled by colonists around 1768.

    The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed an act on March 28, 1781, erecting the County of Washington and naming Catfish Camp as the place for holding the first election. This was the first county in the U.S. to be named in honor of President George Washington. David Hoge laid out a plan of lots immediately after the legislature's action. His original plot carried the name "Bassett, alias Dandridge Town," but before the plot was recorded, lines were drawn through "Bassett, alias Dandridge Town" with ink, and the word "Washington" was written above.

    The original plot dedicated a tract of ground to the people for recreational purposes. A lot was given for a courthouse where the current building now stands, and Lots 43 and 102, according to the plan, were presented by Hoge to "His Excellency, General Washington, and Mrs. Washington." The town was the center for the 'Whiskey Rebellion' of 1791, which was one of the first open rebellions against the new U.S. government and Constitution. The Rebellion was centered around a tax being imposed on whiskey distillation in the region. The town was incorporated as a borough on February 13, 1810, and became a city of the third class in 1924.[5]

    In 1903 the Washington and Canonsburg Railway Company linked the two towns with a trolley line. The company was bought by the Philadelphia Company in 1906, later becoming part of the Pittsburgh Railway Company, linking through to Pittsburgh as part of their interurban service in 1909.[6] The line closed on August 29, 1953. A short section of the line and a number of trolley cars are preserved at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum north of the city.,_Pennsylvania
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    Enjoy yourselves... You'll notice alot of changes... For example, just wait till you see the development around the Washington Mall, and just north of there along the interstate... As well as the "Wild Things" ballpark as you approach the area at Chestnut Ave.

    ... If you make your way to the Steelers store at South Hills, don't forget to stop at King's for lunch (or at least some ice cream) on rte 19... If you do go up there, you'll pass the old "Red Bull Inn"... It's been closed and almost overgrown with weeds... Sad to see... I remember the days when the Steelers linemen worked the weights in the basement... But the whole drive up to South Hills is completely developed... Almost strange to see.
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    I am from nearby Houston Pa and go back home about once a year.....I cannot believe how Route 19 has exploded with retail.......too much....too much congestion, except like you say.......Red Bull Inn is empty and desolate.........Both Washington Malls suck......Washington Mall is about dead and the other one "Franklin Mall" is pretty lousy too..........

    Half of my town Houston was torn down when they widened the intersection at Pike St and 519!!!!!!!!
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