Pennsylvania is home to many well-known battlefields, encampments, and forts like Valley Forge, the Gettysburg Battlefield, and Washington’s Crossing. However, there are also many military history sites that are known to only a few. Fort Roberdeau in Blair County, PA, is one of these sites….
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Altoona is a city known for its vast railroading history. And, while there are several great places in the city to learn about this aspect of the region’s history, including the Railroaders Memorial Museum and Fort Roberdeau, there are few places to learn about the…READ MORE
For as long as it’s been a community, Altoona has been tied to transportation. In fact, it was the Pennsylvania Railroad that founded the town in 1849, as they needed a shop and maintenance complex in the middle of the state. By 1880, with the…READ MORE
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
Sitting on the outskirts of Altoona is the small town of Tipton, home to DelGrosso’s Amusement Park. Originally opened in 1907 as Bland’s Amusement Park, the park was renamed DelGrosso’s in 2000. The great thing about DelGrosso’s Amuseument Park is that there is no entry…READ MORE