Park Rambles - Indiana County Parks & Trails

The 20th Century

One of our favorite early park photos, this scene looks like it could have been taken in the 1800s but it actually dates from the mid-1960s when Pine Ridge Park was first being developed.

Most brush clearing work back then was done by hand before the invention of gasoline powered weed eaters. We don't know the names of these workers but they are some of many that worked in our park system over the last, nearly five decades, since the first Indiana County parks were established,

We still have some of the scythes pictured in the photo and sometimes we like to have our younger workers try them out, just to get a feel for how it was in the good old days.