|Birdseye view of Connellsville, Pennsylvania|
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Very pleasant T.M. Fowler birdseye of Connellsville, Pennsylvania [gmap]. Some details to notice: the navigation-hazard rock outcroppings in the river (handy to know), and the boys fishing off of the abandoned bridge pediment in the foreground (which I'm surprised, but quite happy, they kept in).
For a town of its size, it's quite remarkable that Connellsville has been served, at one time or another, by five different railroads: the B&O, the Pensylvania, the Western Maryland, the P&LE, and the Norfolk & Western. This freewheeling railroad cosmopolitanism was to extract a price, however, in the form of the Great Connellsville train wreck which killed 64.
For more maps and images from this period in the region's history, visit the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.