What are the best historic sites in the Laurel Highlands?

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Stephanie Anderson Witmer

The Laurel Highlands is as rich in its history as it is in its scenic beauty. Some of the historic sites date back to the pre-Revolutionary era, including Bushy Run Battlefield in Jeannette, Fort Ligonier in Ligonier and Fort Necessity National Battlefield in Farmington. The Johnstown Flood Museum in Johnstown houses artifacts and exhibits about the devastating 1889 flood. The Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville commemorates a much more recent tragedy: the crash of the hijacked commercial airliner on Sept. 11, 2001.

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