Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Do you know where David Stickler made the first banana split? Latrobe, Pennsylvania in 1904! Latrobe is also the birthplace of read more
beloved children’s TV star Mr. Rodgers and golfer Arnold Palmer.

Located 40 miles east of Pittsburgh, Latrobe has a population of 8,338 according to the 2010 census and an area of 3.625 square miles. Two major employers in the city are City Brewing Company and Kennametal which makes products for mining, construction, and metalworking.

The most famous landmark in the town is St. Vincent College founded in 1846, located on the southwest side of Latrobe. The place is picturesque with the Archabbey Basilica rising above the buildnings forming a college, monastery, and seminary. 

St. Vincent College is also the location of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ summer training camp. In July, football fans are welcome to visit and watch the Steeler’s play with no admission fee.  

Eleven miles away on Route 30 is a commercial section of Greensburg, a good place to do some shopping or buy a car! At least 15 different brands of cars are available on this stretch of highway. Continue on this road and one arrives in Pittsburgh.

A part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, Latrobe, Pennsylvania is a place of history, residence, education, and sports with lots of shopping nearby!

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