Carl’s story: In 1997, I returned to Pennsylvania after living some 20+ years in California and, with the help of a friend who took me on a driving tour of western PA, found what I considered a ‘great place’ by the great water of the Allegheny River. While driving up N. Water Street and down N. McKean in 1996, I fell in love with the architecture, tree-lined streets, and a tranquility I sensed among the people I saw on the sidewalks. Less than a year later, I moved in.
Some months after moving to Kittanning and on a lazy summer day, I found a simple brochure at the Tourist Bureau office called ‘The Walking Tour of Kittanning’ and decided to walk along the streets they showed. Wow!
With a historical perspective added to the architecture, it was enjoyable to the point I HAD to share it with others. To that end I went home, grabbed my Epson PC10 digital camera, and started taking pictures. By the end of the afternoon, the online version of the Kittanning Walking Tour was uploaded to my website, carlbro.com. Later, when I found out that Kittanning.com was available, I grabbed it, too.
From the feedback, it seems many folks have enjoyed it and this website is dedicated to preserving their comments and publishing anything else that will connect the past, present, and future of Kittanning folk.
Relax and enjoy!
1997 – present (and counting)