Mount Nittany in Geological History

Penn Pilot, a project sponsored by the Pennsylvania Geological Survey, is an online library of digital historical aerial photography for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Using the interactive map provided on this website, you can browse, view, and download thousands of photos covering the Commonwealth from 1937 to 1942 and 1967 to 1972.

The following images show Mt. Nittany through the years.

Some notes:

  • To leave town in 1938 to the east you went out East College and followed Elmwood into Lemont, then left on Pike, before heading back up to Dale Summit. No road “over” the hill.
  • The 1957 image taken in May of that year clearly show a trail to the overlook that it now named in honor of Mike Lynch.
  • The Mt.Nittany_1971 image also shows beginnings of the Mounty Nittany Expressway.
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