Thousand Steps

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The Thousand Steps (actually there are almost 1100 ), located in Jack's Narrows near Mount Union, comprise a segment of the 72-mile long Standing Stone Trail which connects Cowan's Gap State Park with Greenwood Furnace State Park. The steps were built in the 1930s by quarry workers who cut away a large slice out of Jack's Mountain while quarrying the ganister stone used to make silica bricks. The quarry opened around 1900, with its heyday in the early 1920's. Local factories turned out nearly one half million bricks daily to earn Mount Union the title, "Bricktown USA." 

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