Confluence

MILE 62 – Confluence, PA

Rock Etching and Metal Leaf Bench
Rock Etching

Mac Beal and Sam Romesburg (stone etching), Martha Murphy (bench), et al. – (Sculpture garden) 2011

Upon crossing the Casselman River from the pedestrian bridge, you’ll be greeted by a corner of lawn supporting a sculpture garden.  A variety of stone, metal, and wooden monuments  and benches feature depictions of the town’s history and the region’s critters.

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Eddie Maier and Confluence Creative Arts Center – Piper’s Dream, 2012

Two bright, playful murals greet you on either side from underneath the old railroad bridge as you approach Confluence from the north.

Confluence 281 Trail Mural

Linda Livengood, Confluence Creative Arts Center – (Mural), 2013

Step off the trail, over the pedestrian bridges, and past the town square town to find this mural on the railroad overpass on Route 281.  Or just follow the rumble of a freight train when it comes through to lead you there.  On the right you have the “turkeyfoot” meeting of the Youghiogheny River, Casselman River, and Laurel Hill Creek that you see from the trail, and on the left is a B&O locomotive numbered 1871, for the year when the railway line opened that brought the B&O through Confluence.

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