Stories tagged: "Pennsylvania history"

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Explore the Past: 10 Abandoned Places in Pennsylvania You Can Legally Visit

Pennsylvania is home to abandoned bunkers, paper mills, and roadways that still stand as a piece of the state’s rich history and can be explored by all.

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8 Foods You Didn’t Know Were Invented in PA

Bubble gum, Big Macs, and Hershey Kisses—here’s a look at just some of the treats, snacks and entrees that originated in the Keystone State.

Shankweiler's drive-in movie theatre in Orefield, Lehigh County (Photo: Beth Lennon)
The World’s Oldest Drive-in Movie Theater is Here in Pennsylvania

Shankweiler's in Orefield, Lehigh County, was the second drive-in to open in the entire country, and has been open since 1934.

Shown is a Pennsylvania Historical Marker for Revolutionary War Gen. Anthony Wayne in Paoli, Pa., Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. A recent review of all 2,500 markers the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission had been installing for more than a century, faced a fresh round of questions about just whose stories were being told on the state's roadsides, and the language used to tell them. The increased scrutiny that has focused on factual errors, inadequate historical context and racist or otherwise inappropriate references, prompting the state to remove two markers, revise two and order new text for two others so far. The changes have become grist for the political mill. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Racial Reckoning Turns Focus to Pennsylvania’s Roadside Historical Markers

Scrutiny over facts, historical context, and racist references has prompted changes and outright removals of historical markers across the state. 

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‘A Coalcracker In The Kitchen’ Webmaster Lori Fogg Shares Pennsylvania Dutch Recipes & Traditions

Lori Fogg shares her collection of century-old recipes and stories from growing up in the coal region.

A "Welcome to Pennsylvania" sign in downtown Easton. (Shutterstock/Andriy Blokhin)
Pennsylvania Is the Best State for Many Reasons. Here Are the Top 10.

It’s Pennsylvania Day! We have many reasons to be proud to call Pennsylvania home.