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Thursday, August 13, 2015

the biggest little town

Fifty years ago this week, Ligonier became the “biggest little town in the nation” when Arnold Palmer brought the Professional Golfers of America championship tournament to the Laurel Valley Golf Club. The Aug. 12-15, 1965 event was just what the town needed to move forward on major changes planned for the streetscape of Ligonier that made it what it is today.
After years of research and study that began in the late 1950s, a new master plan for the community of Ligonier was finally submitted to its borough council in 1962. Within the next three years, the community would witness the initiation of that plan, including the “colonialization” of the Ligonier Diamond.

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