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Canonsburg, borough (1990 pop. 9,200), Washington co., SW Pa., inc. 1802. Its steel and coal industries have declined significantly. A gram of radium produced there was presented to Marie Curie in 1921 when she visited the town. The Log Cabin School (est. 1777 the first school west of the Alleghenies) is preserved. The Black Horse Tavern was a famous gathering place for leaders of the Whisky Rebellion (1794). Roberts House (1804) is an example of W Pennsylvania manor architecture.

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