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Nanty Glo Home Page was state 'page of the day'

The Nanty Glo Home Page was chosen as the Pennsylvania Destination of the Day for October 19, 2001. The honor came just after the fourth anniversary of continuous publication for the Nanty Glo Home Page, which was founded in September, 1997, by former Nanty Glo Journal editor and teen columnist (1957 to 1964), Jon Kennedy. The "page" actually consists of more than 2000 discrete page files or pages of information about Nanty Glo and Blacklick Valley, Cambria County, Pa., and includes peripheral departments like travel features. Kennedy estimates that the 2000 online pages, if printed, would run to closer to 10,000 pages of documents.

The citation was made by AboutPennsylvania.com, a service of Kessler Freedman, Inc., which publishes a weekly newsletter about Internet services in the state. Pages cited similarly preceding Nanty Glo's page was cited included Pittsburgh Transit History and Johnstown Police Online. The citation and others can be seen online at http://www.aboutpennsylvania.com/. (After October 31, 2001, find it here.)

The Nanty Glo Home Page makes cyberspace available, free*, for any interested individual or family with roots in the Blacklick Valley, and links any existing known web pages that serve the Valley or its citizens and former residents, and also lists scores of local businesses, organizations, and institutions. One of its most popular features is a home page for each high school in all of the five high schools that have served the Valley since 1930 (Blacklick Valley [the successor of the other four], Blacklick Township, Nanty Glo, Nanty Glo-Vintondale, and Vintondale). It has also spun off a Nantyglo, Wales, sister page that serves the town in the United Kingdom that shares its celtic name, which means streams or valley of coal.

*Limited to noncommercial family-appropriate content, and must indicate a connection to Blacklick Valley. Commercial pages are available for a nominal charge.

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