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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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I live in neighboring Kiowa County where an EF5 tornado destroyed the town of Greensburg in 2007.
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I'm thinking, nothing ever happens to Greensburg so my house isn't going to get hit by a tornado," she remembers.
Verizon Wireless, a provider of a wireless voice and data network and a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE:VOD) (LSE: VOD), announced on Thursday (26 February) that it has activated a new cell site in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, US.
DuPont and four-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jeff Gordon recently announced that DuPont will partner with customers and make an initial donation of more than 30 innovative products and services worth nearly $750,000 to help rebuild homes and businesses in tornado-ravaged Greensburg, Kan.
Hardly anyone outside the state of Kansas had heard of the small town of Greensburg before it was flattened by one of the worst tornadoes to hit the US.

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