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1 City (1990 pop. 16,318), seat of Westmoreland co., SW Pa.; settled c.1770, inc. as a city 1928. Located in a coal area, the city manufactures concrete, chemicals, machinery, and metal products. Col. Henry Bouquet defeated (1763) Native Americans near there, opening up W Pennsylvania for settlement. Greensburg (originally New Town) was located midway between Fort Ligonier and Fort Pitt. It became the county seat in 1785. Seton Hill College and a branch of the Univ. of Pittsburgh are there. 2 Town (1990 pop. 1,792), seat of Kiowa co., S Kansas; inc. 1886. Located in a grain and livestock region, the town is notable for its efforts to rebuild according to high energy and environmental design standards in the wake of the 2007 tornado that destroyed much of the town. The world's largest hand-dug well, 109 ft (33 m) deep, dug in 1887–88, is there, as is a half-ton pallasite meteorite found near the town in 1949.
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This type of device has quickly become one of the most important pieces of equipment any fire department can have, and now Greensburg firefighters will receive one of the most modern, high-tech models.
DuPont's involvement in Greensburg marks a great partnership for the city.
The home of Randy and Dee Fulton was completely destroyed in the 2007 Greensburg tornado.
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Now, in a historic move by the local population, Greensburg is being rebuilt as the first entirely environmentally friendly community in America and Leonardo has been filming the project for a new documentary series for the Discovery Channel.
Greensburg residents' views on the green rebuild, their hopes for the future, and what it's like to be part of a 13-part documentary series about the rebirth
Over the past two years, the state of Indiana has become a great teammate along with our partners in Greensburg and Decatur County," he said.
We had 17,000 people come to Greensburg for skydiving last year.
Michele Duncan, supervisor at the Decatur County Employment and Training Center, has seen the benefits of the last three year's economic boom in Greensburg.
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5 MW Greensburg Wind Farm is the 2011 'Wind Project of the Year.
Honda announced plans to build the Greensburg facility in June 2006, and broke ground for the new production facility in March 2007.

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