Currently in serious disrepair, the remains of the A. Overholt and Company distillery at Broad Ford could become another Western Pennsylvania historic site. Conveniently located on the banks of the Youghiogheny River, given the proper attention to land reclamation and rehabilitation, this riverfront property could link up several area wilderness trails, and become a favored destination of outdoor enthusiasts. Given equal attention to historic preservation and renovation, many of the buildings could be reused to establish new business concerns that would attract tourists exploring the historic sites of the American Whiskey Trail and Western Pennsylvania’s Industrial Revolution.
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