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Taking a trolley tour to ‘Discover Treasures’

April 30, 2013
The Herald-Star

The Academy of Lifelong Learning was the first group to take a tour on the Steubenville trolley which was recently transferred from the Steel Valley Regional Transit Authority to the Steubenville Visitors Center.

"Discover the Treasures of Your Hometown" is a guided tour of several downtown landmarks, including the Murals of Steubenville.

ALL participants boarded the trolley at the university and then headed to the main library of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

A guided tour of the 100-year-old building detailing its artwork and history was conducted by Alan Hall, library director.

The group also visited Nelson's Fine Arts & Gifts, a local business with an international clientele located in the former Lincoln School on Lincoln Avenue. Owner Mark Nelson explained the numerous projects and equipment that have made the business a thriving addition to the city.

After a lunch at Froehlich's Classic Corner, the group took the trolley to view the Murals of Steubenville with step-on guide Edna Walley.

Groups interested in scheduling a tour of the downtown or the murals alone can call (740) 283-4935 or e-mail

Trolley tours are available for groups of 20 or fewer by contacting the Steubenville Visitors Bureau at (740) 283-1787.

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