Before the City Beautiful movement, Harrisburg was a mess — with antiquated storm water and sewage systems that would drain directly into the river.
Penn State began as a small agricultural college nearly 160 years ago, intended to teach young men hard work, simplicity, and to improve methods of farming.
In Jack Delano’s black and white photograph, a man makes his way down a steep stairway in the winter toward a mill below. In the distance, smoke and steam billow from industrial stacks and obscure massive structures along the Allegheny River.
The Articles of Confederation, weightlifting, Harley-Davidson, and those sweet peppermint patties are just a few things associated with the city of York, Pennsylvania.
Before Scranton was known as the home of Dunder Mifflin's branch office, the city was known as the center of Pennsylvania's anthracite coal country.
On this 50th anniversary of the Philadelphia race riots, we continue our week's retrospective with David Bartelt, a Temple University professor of geography and urban studies.
In June 1889, newspapers from around the world published sensational headlines that read: “Horrors of Horrors,” “Awful Calamity. Johnstown Wiped Out!” and “Fire Finishes All Left By the Flood.”