Zippo/Case Museum & Kinzua Dam

Friday, October 10, 2008

Our day in McKean County continued....after our stop for pie and ice cream we headed to the Zippo/Case Museum. I had been in the visitor center before but it was over 8 years ago. At that time the museum was centered around Zippo. Since then they have reworked the museum, adding Case history to the mix as well as having a new mascot, ZAC (Zippo and Case).

If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend taking an hour to tour the museum. If you are there at the right time you can watch the workers repair the guaranteed for life lighters. The museum is free and provides an interesting slice of history. Hope you enjoy the pics!

We really enjoyed ourselves and took a little time wandering the store where you can buy Zippo & Case items not available anywhere else. From here we headed "up the hill" to see my old neighborhood and visit the Kinzua Dam area before heading back to the campground.

More beautiful scenery before snapping a shot of my drastically remodeled cabin (I added an old photo taken before we added the carport which is now a full garage.) We had put in the split-rail fence and I found the flat rock for our house number. Nice to see it still there as well as the green reflective street sign we had bought & put up.

Finally we continued our cruise on Route 59 west to Kinzua Dam and then south to Kane...beautiful, beautiful country in the middle of the Allegheny National Forest.

I snapped a few shots of the campground as we rolled in and one last attempt to catch the bunnies was made.

Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna & Stu


  1. Canada's Buffy St.Marie also sang about Kinzua Dam in her original version of "Now That The Buffalo's Gone." her lyrics were "a treaty forever, George Washington signed, he did dear lady, he did dear man,.. and the treaty's being broken by Kinzua Dam,....." That version is on her album from back in the 70s. We, as whites, broke many treaties. Sad chapter in American History.

  2. Donna and Stu, you are seeing country we have never seen, so lead on, maybe we'll follow you to the Eastern Seaboard!

    Nice cabin!

    Jerry and Suzy

  3. What a beautiful area of the country. I don't know if I will ever get back east, though, I'm having such a grand time out here in the west.


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