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What if you could spend a weekend in a town known for knife making, tour two US Knife factories and celebrate the likes of French Kate, Ben Hogan and the US oil Boom? All the while spending the night in a caboose?
It brings back memories for me. This is the first year in some time that we will not be there. I encourage anyone close enough to make this trip...Do IT!
Titusville is a beautiful town, right down the road from Tidioute. This year the one weekend can be action packed for you, as a knife collector and the entire family!
August 7th Brings factory tours at Both Great Eastern Cutlery and Queen Cutlery. Vastly different types of companies and factories.
At Great Eastern Cutlery you have a building steeped in history of steel. They are located in what was ay one time the metallurgy building of Titusville Iron Works. When you walk in you can see this factory was set up for efficiency and for the enjoyment of visitors. You can take an iKC tour here in an older post Sat there is a BBQ at the park
At Queen Cutlery, the oldest continually operating Knife building in the US. When you walk in the door at Queen you literally feel the history. In the "store " up front you can see many examples of Queen, Schatt&Morgan and Queen City history. The tour is amazing through this preserved factory. Watching folks use the same techniques and in some cases the same equipment used by generations, is exciting for me.
Not only can you stay in a genuine Caboose at the Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad but during the day you can travel back in time on the Rails.
Bring your address book. The OC&T RR operates the only working Railway Post Office in the United States. You can send a postcard or enjoy a snack during your ride. Maybe the postmaster will let you postmark your own card.
This year the Oil Festival is the same weekend. The small town of Titusville PA does it up well. There is a full weekend of Concerts, Food, Craft Shows, Fireworks,a parade and free visiting to some of the Oil Barrons homes!. This year's theme is Mardi Gras. Check out the Calendar of events HERE
AND TO TOP IT ALL OFF***A KNIFE SHOW***
August 8, - August 9, 2014 ~ Queen Collectors Club Show
Ken & Ryan Daniels, Ashley Wright, Jennie Moore & David Mullins WILL be in attendance.
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