By Jim Cheney
"The Chateau-esque Victorian mansion, built in 1900 by coal and timber magnate Levi Deal, contained 15 rooms, including a top-floor ballroom. When built, it was undeniably one of the nicest homes in the region. After Deal sold the home in 1917..."
... when the portions connecting the trail to the outskirts of Meyersdale were completed — the GAP offered cyclists and hikers a continuous 134-mile path from McKeesport, Pennsylvania, to Cumberland (it would be another seven years before the final 16 miles into Pittsburgh were completed). Read more HERE