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Harrisburg


Located in Dauphin County, Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, its population was 48,950.

During the American Civil War (1861 to 1865), Harrisburg was an imporant training and logistical center for the Union Army. This made it a target for the Confederate Army of North Virginia (led by General Robert E. Lee) in two invasions - the Maryland Campaign (1862) which was halted at the Battle of Antietam, and the Gettysburg Campaign (1863) which got as far as Sporting Hill, just 2 miles (3 kilometers) from Harrisburg.

In 1979, the worst civilian nuclear accident in US history occured at the nuclear powerplant at Three Mile Island in the suburb of Midtown. The accident which began on March 28th, and resulted in a partial core meltdown of one the reactors.

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Harrisburg Facts


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  • Probably the best-known sports team in Harrisburg is the Eastern League baseball team, the Harrisburg Senators.

  • The principal airport serving Harrisburg is Harrisburg International Airport.

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg: Including Dauphin, Lancaster, and York Counties in Central Pennsylvania

By Matt Willen

MENASHA RIDGE PRESS
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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg: Including Dauphin, Lancaster, and York Counties in Central Pennsylvania
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Although known predominantly for its Pennsylvania Dutch culture, the Gettysburg battlefield, and the cities of Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York, south-central Pennsylvania is home to many tracts of public lands that offer a diverse array of hiking experiences. From the gentle farm country of Lancaster and York Counties, to the steep-sided ravines along the Susquehanna River, to the rugged ridges north of Harrisburg, and the rolling hills of South Mountain, you'll find hikes to suit about any taste and interest. 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg, by local outdoorsman Matt Willen, provides the first and most comprehensive hiking guide to the region.

Each hike description features key information on length, hiking time, difficulty, configuration, scenery, traffic, trail surface, and accessibility.

This guide features information on the history and natural history of the areas the hikes pass through, detailed trail maps and elevation profiles, clear directions to the trailheads and trailhead GPS data, and tips on nearby activities.

Pennsylvania: 6" x 9" | 128 Pages: Pennsylvania State Silhouette Hand Lettering Cursive Script Design on Soft Matte Cover | Notebook, Diary, ... in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburg

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This is the perfect composition notebook to keep a journal or diary.

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Pennsylvania Main Line Railroad Stations: Philadelphia to Harrisburg (Images of Rail)

By Jim Sundman

Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2016-07-25
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Pennsylvania Main Line Railroad Stations: Philadelphia to Harrisburg (Images of Rail)
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In 1857, the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) took over Pennsylvania's Main Line of Public Works, a state-owned railroad and canal system built in the 1830s. Costly to build and maintain, and never attracting the traffic needed to sustain it, the state was eager to let it go. Keeping the rail portion and combining it with its own lines, the PRR ultimately developed a well-built and well-run rail line from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh all while keeping the "main line" moniker. The eastern section between Philadelphia and Harrisburg was especially successful, particularly after the railroad built new communities along the line that were at first summer destinations and later year-round homes for daily commuters. Other towns and cities along the main line had a strong industrial or agricultural base needing rail access, and many of these communities had attractive train stations. Images of America: Pennsylvania Main Line Railroad Stations: Philadelphia to Harrisburg documents many of these passenger stations through vintage photographs and other images. Most are gone, but fortunately some still stand and are in use today.

Good Night Pennsylvania (Good Night Our World)

By Adam Gamble

Brand: Good Night Books
Released: 2013-07-01
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Good Night Pennsylvania features Hershey’s Chocolate World, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Amish friends, Lancaster, Point State Park, Gettysburg, Erie Zoo, Da Vinci Science Center, Crayola Experience, Independence Hall, and more. Young readers will squeal with delight as they tour the great state of Pennsylvania, discovering cherished landmarks and treasured sights along the way.

This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting, child-friendly themes.

Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for North America's natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions as rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place.

Harrisburg (PA) (Images of America)

By Linda A. Ries

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Released: 2000-10-09
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Harrisburg (PA) (Images of America)
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A frontier town, crossroads of commerce, state capital, business center, and “City Beautiful,” Harrisburg has been and remains all these and more. Its heritage of steel, iron, railroads, canals, business, and government, along with the diverse peoples who helped create it, is collected in this volume, which explores the vast history of this unique Pennsylvania city through the medium of historical photographs. Many images presented in Harrisburg have never before been published and have been carefully selected from the vast collections of
the Historical Society of Dauphin County and the Pennsylvania State Archives. From the ever-changing Capitol Complex to the Lochiel Train Wreck, the Civil War, Hurricane Agnes, and Three Mile Island, the images demonstrate the response to these events by Harrisburg’s resilient citizens. Changes through technology, transportation, recreation, and lifestyles have also altered the city over the years. Some buildings and sites no longer exist; some are still standing. Most of the images were made by Harrisburg’s late-nineteenth- and twentieth-century photographers and are presented here for the education and enjoyment of longtime residents, visitors, and the just plain curious.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg: Including Lancaster, York, and Surrounding Counties

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The southern portion of Pennsylvania is rich with history, but also boasts breathtaking natural beauty. From rolling hills in Lancaster and York Counties to steep ravines along the Susquehanna River, this region offers hikers a wide array of outdoor experiences. This guide is the first comprehensive hiking tour of the region, and its accessible format brings this diverse natural area closer to hikers than ever before.

Harrisburg: An Illustrated History in Postcards

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The Pennsylvania capital city has dynamic architecture and a remarkable skyline, beautiful parks, and important transportation routes along the mighty Susquehanna River near the middle of the state. Learn why the city thrived during the 19th century due to its location, commerce, and leading citizens. See the government buildings and many street scenes as they are portrayed on over 400 postcards of the 20th century. Tourism emerged here with the opening of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in the 1950s. A concise explanation of postcard history defines the styles, postmarks, and popularity of the cards shown. This beautiful state and its political center are well documented in this handsome souvenir and historical reference.

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