Beanery Online Literary Magazine

September 21, 2009

Destination: Ligonier (PA)

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

DESTINATION: LIGONIER (PA)

Sally Shirey

     It is difficult to trace the growth of the hospitality industry in the Ligonier Valley without noting the attendant development of transportation across the region as well.

     The Ligonier Valley was the first stopping place west of the Allegheny Mountains for settlers seeking new lives after the defeat of the French in 1758.  Those earliest pioneers followed the primitive Forbes Road, rough and barely wide enough for their wagons.  Settlements and towns first developed near (more…)