|Washington Park in Warren, Pennsylvania
Civic-minded residents donated this 65-acre park to the city
in 1922 to honor the birth of the man most responsible for
opening up the American west. Warren was the country's
It had been known as "the Ohio country" for several
decades already, named after the river which flowed
through it. That's what the Allegheny River was called by the
French and the Seneca Nation. It means "beautiful river"
and the Senecas still use this name. The term "Allegheny"
also means "beautfiul river" and comes from the language
of the Delaware indians.
To get to this spectacular park, take Liberty
St. from downtown Warren and just keep
driving (or hiking) up the hill. You'll see the
sign for it on your left. Here you will find
parking, picnic tables, cook-out grills, and a
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