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Old 03-21-2010, 05:43 AM   #5536
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I can smell some brucing in the air...those east coasters don't care to see the tag getting too settled out this side of the state

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Old 03-21-2010, 10:36 AM   #5537
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Location:40.40602,-79.552217 - Just west of Delmont PA
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Old 03-21-2010, 02:57 PM   #5538
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Just beyond the entrance to an unusual Pittsburgh-area neighborhood designed by world renowned architects and built by the US government in the early 1940's. Named after the town it is located in (well, what the town used to be also called then).

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Old 03-21-2010, 05:11 PM   #5539
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Just beyond the entrance to an unusual Pittsburgh-area neighborhood designed by world renowned architects and built by the US government in the early 1940's. Named after the town it is located in (well, what the town used to be also called then).
Good grab and drop, Jay

I was just about to head out for mrsticky's Fairview Park tag when you posted up so I just took the tall Cee Bailey windshield off the Uly and headed out for a couple hours of fun in Armstrong county instead. Beautiful day to be out.

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Old 03-21-2010, 07:40 PM   #5540
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Got it!


Check out my odometer readings. First is at the tag. Second is in front of my garage.

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Old 03-21-2010, 07:57 PM   #5541
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Nice grab Lifty. Now ride to work tomorrow and bring it south!
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:15 PM   #5542
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The Pittsburgh Reduction constructed it's Second plant in New Kensington in 1891. Coincidentally the same year the city was founded. Thus the nickname Aluminum City. The Aluminum City Terrace housing project is located on the high ground between Rt's 780 and 56 just east of the small city.

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New Kensington, Pennsylvania








Location within the state of Pennsylvania





Coordinates: 4034′6″N 7945′30″W / 40.56833N 79.75833W / 40.56833; -79.75833
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyWestmoreland
Founded1891
Government
- MayorTom Guzzo (D)
Area
- Total4.2 sq mi (11.0 km2)
- Land4.0 sq mi (10.3 km2)
- Water.3 sq mi (.7 km2)
Elevation1,110 ft (338.3 m)
Population (2000)
- Total14,701
Time zoneEastern (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)Eastern (UTC-4)


New Kensington was founded in 1891. In 1890, the Burrell Improvement Company considered the advantages of the level land south of its home in Lower Burrell, and deemed it a prime location for a city and named the area "Kensington" (later changed to "New Kensington" for postal purposes, because Pennsylvania already had another city with that name). In an attempt to make New Kensington comparable to Pittsburgh, the streets were named with numbers. Avenues ran parallel to the river, while streets were perpendicular. 4th and 5th were the main commercial streets.
Once the land was surveyed, a public sale was held on June 10, 1891. Thousands of people flooded the area and investors began bringing industry with them. The first large company was the Pittsburgh Reduction Company, which later became Alcoa. They acquired a 3.5-acre (14,000 m2) property that allowed the company to exploit the closeness to the riverfront.
Eventually, such other companies as Adams Drilling, Goldsmith and Lowerburg, New Kensington Milling, New Kensington Brewing, Logan Lumber, Keystone Dairy, and many more were built late in the nineteenth century and continuing into the early twentieth century. Early achievements included a railroad station, the 9th Street bridge, a passenger boat that navigated the Allegheny River, a street car line that ran to Natrona via the West Penn Railways, the Kensington Dispatch newspaper, a fire department,hotel, opera house, and a local chapter of the YMCA. By 1906, 25,000 people occupied an area of seven miles.[citation needed]
In 1941, New Kensington became the site of a modern workers' housing project—named the Aluminum City Terrace—designed by Marcel Breuer and Walter Gropius, which set new standards for federal housing design. Intended for Alcoa defense workers, it was subsequently used to rehouse displaced residents from other parts of the city.
Today, New Kensington contains the neighborhoods of Parnassus, Mount Vernon, Valley Heights, Valley Camp, Pine Manor, and 40 Acres.

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Old 03-21-2010, 08:20 PM   #5543
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Nice grab Lifty. Now ride to work tomorrow and bring it south!
I wish I could. I almost stopped and tagged the Freeport Whiskey tag in my service truck just to be a smart A$$. I'm in Kittanning tomorrow morning unless I get a break down at Allegheny Ludlum Steel, sorry.
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Old 03-21-2010, 10:24 PM   #5544
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Nice grab Lifty. Now ride to work tomorrow and bring it south!
Grape, ya just got to get longer legs.
I give it a week tops before the rest of the regular local taghound ff's check in on this round (if it's not snagged by a nor/easter bent on displacing it significantly). And yes, this means you Garry, EatthePeach, and BaBiker.
Lifty Sticky and Bomber are on the board now. Get Hot!
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:16 AM   #5545
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Got it!
Check out my odometer readings. First is at the tag. Second is in front of my garage.

Hmmm. 2.3 mi in 8 minutes: average speed 17.69mph. Considering you had to stop for multiple pics, you must have been flyin'!

Also, what do I have to do to get one of those bikes where you ride 2 miles and wind up with slighty MORE gas than you started with?
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:01 AM   #5546
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Good quick one Lifty!

Some more interesting information on ATC
http://www.wqed.org/tv/pghist/neighb...s/a_city.shtml
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:22 AM   #5547
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Good quick one Lifty!

Some more interesting information on ATC
http://www.wqed.org/tv/pghist/neighb...s/a_city.shtml
Next time you're in the area you need to stop by.
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:35 AM   #5548
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Hmmm. 2.3 mi in 8 minutes: average speed 17.69mph. Considering you had to stop for multiple pics, you must have been flyin'!

Also, what do I have to do to get one of those bikes where you ride 2 miles and wind up with slighty MORE gas than you started with?
Yeah I was really pushing the pace of that ride. I think that's the first time I've been on a bike since Oct. There is so much crap on the roads and I was wearing a irridium visor. Someone in the New Ken Street Dept usually has a brain fart and throws small gravel on the streets late in the season instead of salting. I guess they figure marbles for a couple weeks are better than ice for a few hours. Makes for an interesting ride.

As far as the fuel guage reading goes I knew someone would look at the fuel guage and comment. I guess it's just the way the bike was leaning.
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:45 AM   #5549
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Howdy folks. I am finally working on getting the map updated. I was only about 80 tags behind. I have got up to Tag 245 marked.

Again I ask, please provide the location of the tag, either in the post with you grab photo, or by PM. Here is a fine example of a PM

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N41 14.153 W80 27.681
Thanks again,
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He included the post number of the grab, the location and even the GPS coordinates.

I know that I am not always real good about keeping the map up to date. Please do your part to help by making it easy for me.


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Old 03-22-2010, 05:47 PM   #5550
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New Tag!!!

George filmed Ed and others riding motorcycles here!!!



You'll need to cross this little bridge to duplicate the tag pic!!



Clues for some who may need them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q83NO...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2CqT...eature=related

The building was then and still is today the home of a local "fraternal organization"
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