Just over 150 years ago, at the height of the US Civil War, Confederate General Robert E. Lee marched his troops into Pennsylvania. Most likely headed towards the capital of Harrisburg, the Confederate troops were met by Union forces in the small town of Gettysburg….
Prior to 1834, a trip across Pennsylvania was a long and arduous journey. Using a combination of horses and wagons to cross the Allegheny Mountains, the trip could take as long as 23 days. However, that all changed in 1834 with the construction of the…READ MORE
In the mid-19th century, Pennsylvania had a major problem. In the race to go west, they were being beaten by New York. With the new New York Central Railroad, it took only 16 hours to reach Chicago from NYC (It takes 19 hours for the…READ MORE
Walking through the gates of Eastern State Penitentiary in downtown Philadelphia, it’s difficult to imagine what it must have been like for the roughly 75,000 inmates who crossed into the gothic-castle structure to start their prison sentences. When it opened in 1829, Eastern State Penitentiary…READ MORE