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    Rural America

    by solopes Written May 31, 2007

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    Favorite thing: The dominating image of USA in Europe is made if skiscrapers, wide roads with big cars. But there's another America, where development keeps present, but the rhythms and social life are more cal and simple. Pennsylvania looks like a huge farm, where the Amish are just a detail

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    Take a ride on the "Pride of the Susquehanna"

    by PA2AKgirl Written Jun 8, 2004

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    Favorite thing: The Pride of the Susquehanna is a paddlewheel riverboat that offers cruises from April to October. While you can find these in a lot of towns up and down the Susquehanna, this one offers cruises more often (and different types) than the others.

    The Public Cruises are offered at least three times a day, every day, in the afternoon.

    The Luncheon Cruises are offered only with advance reservation for groups.

    BUT, the Dinner cruises are offered 1-3 times a week, Thursday-Saturday. You get the dinner, of course and a 2 hour trip. Additionally, there are some with themes--like murder mysteries, fireworks, musical theatre. The schedule is on their website which is Harrisburg Riverboat

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    Full of laughs when it's a school field trip

    by CandyBear Written Feb 25, 2003
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    Favorite thing: I really liked the whole trip of Harrisburg. I went with my school, it was a 3hour driver there which was fun because I got to see a lot of cool things and just hang out with my fellow students.

    Fondest memory: My fondest memory would be the bus ride, for three hours I sat on the bus chillin with my fellow students, we joked around talked, just had a lot of fun, On the way down we would make signals at the truckers who were driving on the rode to hunk there horms, joke around with one another and just laugh are way there.

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    Paxton Presbyterian Church,...

    by billus Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Paxton Presbyterian Church, c.1740, is among the oldest American churches in continuous use

    Fondest memory: the cemetary of course. Here Lies JOHN HARRIS, JR. 1726-1791 Founder of Harrisburg and son of the man who made the original settlement

    REV. JOHN ELDER 1706-1792 Famous 'fighting parson' and organizer of the Paxton Boys. Born and educated in Scotland, was a pastor of Paxton Church from 1738-1791. A staunch supporter of the Revolution, and recruited for the army.

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