||Click Victorian for
|Iris Theatre (click)
In downtown Cochranton
Admission: Adults - $3, Kids:
6-11 - $1.50; 5 & under - Free
Showtimes: M-Th 7:30; Fr./Sat. 7 & 9
No Sunday shows unless noted
River Ridge Farm
is presented at the
website of Oil City
native William Passeur.
||Icy creations fill Fountain
Park following Franklin
On Ice. Thanks to the
carving magic of
DiMartino Ice, the event
has brought numerous
sightseers for the two
For the story of young Major Washington's many experiences in western PA, click photo.
4-H judge Adam Guiste interviews a contestant in the Horse Costume Contest at the Venango Co. Fair in early August 2010.
The Antique Auto Rally includes a stop in Franklin in mid-June each year, with dozens of incredible cars parked surrounding Fountain Park.
|Click pic for a slideshow of Franklin's Rock In River Festival 2010.
|Hundreds of runners streamed thru Franklin during
Applefest 5K Race in early October 2010.
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Winter 2011 edition.
1896 Greek Revival House in Oil City's West End, which features
numerous epic structures dating back to the early days of the Oil
Boom (1860s-early 1900s). Click photo for a slideshow tour.
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A re-dedication ceremony was held in Franklin's South Park on 11/11/11.
At 11am, the new Venango Vietnam Veterans Honor Roll was unveiled,
a group of monuments in the corner of the park beside Liberty Street.
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|Potter's Falls in Rockland,
Autumn 2011 edition has a wonderful story
about the priceless collection of Tiffany stained
glass windows at St. Johns Episcopal Church in
Franklin. Click pic at left for start of the story in
our Autumn 2011 edition; or photo above for a
tour of this wonderful Oil Boom structure.
Our Autumn 2011 issue treats readers to a trip back in
time, when Monarch Park (1896-1926) was the place
to go. Riding the electric trolleys to the theme park
along Deep Hollow Rd. in Cranberry was half the fun!
Story by Oil City historian William Bowen; illustrated
with postcards & photos from the time.
|Click cover for a sampling of
our Autumn 2011 edition.
Check out last year's
story on the ghost
hunt at Oil City's
Read the story about Ben Hogan, the
legendary boxer & Pithole City luminary.
The oil boomtown lasted just 18 months,
1865-66, and Hogan played a prominent
part in the town of 20,000.
Story by Roxanne Hitchcock, from West PA's
October 2009 issue. Based on the forward in
her republsihed, "Ben Hogan -- The Wickedest
Man in the World.": First published in 1878.
Click pic below for our Tourism Boomtowns
story by Ed Bergin, who envisiions a bright
future for the Oil Heritage Region.
Click the cover below for a wonderful story
of George Washington's journey through
present-day Franklin PA, Venango County.
To read a story about the Wild West Museum
& Franklin Antique Mall in Franklin PA, click the
snowy Union soldier and Remington bronze.
Here's a story about Col. CJS Miller of Franklin, a great adventurer & spender of his father's vast oil fortune.
In our Spring/Summer edition, explore the
incredible history of Franklin & the Oil Heritage
Region through the eyes of Oil tycoon General
Charles Miller. The stories of a prosperous &
colorful time in America are richly illustrated by
images & postcards dating back to the 1800s,
plus lots of present-day photographs.
Century-old postcard of the Venango County Courthouse
in Franklin. Built in 1868 with the fantastical fortunes
being made in the Oil Region of northwestern PA.
A stained glass panel in one of the homes in Franklin's Miller Park
neighborhood. This turn-of-the-century collection of mansions are
featured in the Spring/Summer 2012 edition of West PA Magazine.
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