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If you’ve ever been to a wedding in the Western Pennsylvania or Youngstown, Ohio area, chances are you experienced a wedding cookie table. Platters of lady locks, buckeyes, peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies, and other wonderful specialties can...
Pennsylvania is a state that is rich with history, and some areas seem to add to that legacy more than others. Victorian Bellefonte, home to seven governors, and Boalsburg, birthplace to Memorial Day, are two such towns. Each has their own collection of unique bed and breakfasts that invite you to spend the night with history. [...]
A quarry doesn’t sound like a must-see tourist attraction but, smack dab in central Pennsylvania, the Thousand Steps hiking trail is just that and, carved into its sandstone deposits, is the history of small-town America’s labor force. Early last fall,...
Farming the rich soil along the Ohio River in western Pennsylvania right next to humming cotton mills... Not your typical settlement on the American frontier. The village of Economy, founded in 1825 by German Lutheran separatist George Rapp, was...
By the time Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his stump at sunrise last February 2, I had been standing in the cold on Gobbler’s Knob for nearly four hours, eagerly awaiting this moment. Roughly 18,000 others surrounded me there, and...
In 1982, long before the concept of viral videos became part of our collective vernacular, a commercial took the people of Pennsylvania by storm. For most Pennsylvanians, the Eat’n Park Christmas tree commercial is one of the longest standing...
Historic Schaefferstown is a wonderful historic organization dedicated to preserving the Pennsylvania and Swiss cultures that flourished in Schaefferstown ...

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