Altoona, Pennsylvania

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footing regardless of the weather conditions. Most importantly, there has been a significant decrease in serious injuries since the artificial turf was installed. During a typical fall season, more than 60 events take place on the turf. Altoona High (Altoona Area High School) varsity and junior varsity teams, Altoona Area Junior High School (Altoona Area School District#Altoona Area Junior High School) ninth grade teams, and Bishop Guilfoyle High School all play home football games at Mansion Park. The stadium is also the site of AAHS boys and girls soccer matches and countless practice sessions. District and interdistrict football and soccer playoffs are held each year at Mansion Park, the home of the PIAA Football Championships from 1992 through 1997. The Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association East West High School All Star Game was played at Mansion Park from 2001-2010. Numerous high school and junior high school track meets, including the District 6 Class AA and AAA championships and the West Central Coaches Meet, are held at the stadium each spring. The track is also used extensively on a daily basis by hundreds of community residents who enjoy walking and jogging. Mansion Park has also been the site of a 1992 Pittsburgh Steeler (Pittsburgh Steelers) intrasquad scrimmage, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference men's and women's college soccer championships, University of Pittsburgh preseason football practices and the 1995 PIAA Soccer Championships. Music events have also been well received. Appearances by the Beach Boys, Up With People, the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, the Penn State Blue Band, the Ohio State Pride of the Buckeyes Band, the University of Notre Dame Band of the Fighting Irish, the University of Illinois Marching Illini and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Marching Band have attracted huge crowds. Drum Corps International competitions were held in 1998 and again in 2000. Altoona Area High School's Commencement is scheduled at the stadium each year. Mansion Park is also the home of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. In early 2010, a new scoreboard featuring a video display board with an improved stadium sound system was erected thanks to the generosity of local sponsors.


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;ref name NPS Tornado On May 22, 1949, at about 6:00 pm. A weak tornado touched down South, South West of town, near what is now the Logan

of the Altoona Railroad Shops: The Creation And Coming Of The Pennsylvania Railroad work National Park Service Special History Study publisher United States National Park Service date 2004-10-22 url http: www.nps.gov history history online_books railroad shs1.htm accessdate 2007-08-21 The Directors choose John Edgar Thomson, an engineer from the Georgia Railroad, to survey and construct the line. He choose a route that followed the east bank of the Susquehanna River


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in the same neighborhood as Doug West and began high school at the same school West attended, Altoona Area High School. Before starting there, he became friends with a family, whose son played on his AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) basketball team. He spent two summers living with the family in the middle-class Pittsburgh suburb of Shaler Township (Shaler Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania), eighty five mile west of Altoona. "Holding the Fort" ''St


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Blair place names It was named Cricket Field in an attempt to appeal to Cricket-loving British (United Kingdom) investors. Cricket did not catch on with the Altoona populace, so its close relative baseball became the choice for Cricket Field. Well known baseball players as Babe Ruth and Josh Gibson played at Cricket Field, and the stadium was also the venue for numerous other sporting events, musical competitions, marching units, and activities. ref name "


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is a mosaic of multistory commercial structures, mixed use facilities, single story commercial structures, apartment buildings, multi-unit housing, and single-family homes. Industry As typical of many rust belt (Manufacturing Belt) cities, the economic downturn of the railroad resulted in the closure of many of the downtown's landmark stores and industries; and the simultaneous rise in prominence of the automobile shifted commercial development to the suburbs. However, through


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of the tracks south of 21st street and between the 5th Ward and the tracks to the west and the 9th Ave tracks to the east. The area is zoned as multiple, single and suburban residential as well as residential commercial and light industrial. This is probably one of the more varied and diverse areas of the city architecturally. Curtin Curtin is the neighborhood where the Jaffa Mosque is located. As well as the Broad Avenue Historic District, which was added to the National Register

business along Plank Road, residential commercial along parts of Frankstown Road and Logan Blvd, and light industrial south of Logan Blvd. This is the only section of the defined city limits that Interstate 99 actually passes through. Calvert Hills Calvert Hills is a small area between 12th Street and 16th Street north to south and 17th Ave to the east. This is the area of multiple, single and suburban residential on the hills around the former Keith Junior High School, which is now


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;ref name nie upright thumb Thomas Carnegie, age 12, with his older brother, Andrew. (File:Andrew and Thomas Carnegie - Project Gutenberg eText 17976.jpg) Andrew Carnegie made a good deal of money from stock investing, and in 1853 purchased their rented home on Rebecca Street. Derbyshire, 2008, p. 69. In 1858, after Andrew had been appointed Thomas Scott's assistant, the Carnegie family sold their Rebecca Street home and bought a large home in Altoona


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with Turkey Hill (Turkey Hill (company)) from Lancaster (Lancaster, Pennsylvania), Wawa (Wawa Food Markets) from the Philadelphia area, and Sheetz from Altoona. 7-Eleven has no presence in the Altoona (Altoona, Pennsylvania)–State College (State College, Pennsylvania)–Johnstown (Johnstown, Pennsylvania) area because of Sheetz, Meg Major, "Fancy Footwork", ''Progressive Grocer'' May 15, 2006. Describes the competitors and stresses the advanced development


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;ref name NPS Tornado On May 22, 1949, at about 6:00 pm. A weak tornado touched down South, South West of town, near what is now the Logan

of the Altoona Railroad Shops: The Creation And Coming Of The Pennsylvania Railroad work National Park Service Special History Study publisher United States National Park Service date 2004-10-22 url http: www.nps.gov history history online_books railroad shs1.htm accessdate 2007-08-21 The Directors choose John Edgar Thomson, an engineer from the Georgia Railroad, to survey and construct the line. He choose a route that followed the east bank of the Susquehanna River


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US 220 . The portion in Pennsylvania, from Bedford (Bedford, Pennsylvania) north to Bald Eagle (Bald Eagle, Blair County, Pennsylvania), was upgraded

Altoona, Pennsylvania

'''Altoona''' is a city in Blair County (Blair County, Pennsylvania), Pennsylvania, United States. It is the principal city of the Altoona Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The population was 46,320 at the time of the 2010 Census (2010 United States Census), making it the tenth most populous city in Pennsylvania. The Altoona MSA includes all of Blair County and was recorded as having a population of 127,089 at the 2010 Census (2010 United States Census), radius of the Altoona city center according to U.S. Census zip code population data. This includes the adjacent boroughs of Hollidaysburg (Hollidaysburg, PA) and Duncansville (Duncansville, PA), adjacent townships of Logan (Logan Township, Blair County, PA), Allegheny (Allegheny Township, Blair County, PA), Blair (Blair Township, PA), Frankstown (Frankstown Township, PA), Antis (Antis Township, Blair County, PA), and Tyrone (Tyrone Township, Blair County, PA), as well as nearby boroughs of Bellwood (Bellwood, PA) and Newry (Newry, PA).

Having grown around the railroad (Rail transport) industry, under the direction of Teresa Cheung. Prominent landmarks include the Horseshoe Curve (Horseshoe Curve (Pennsylvania)), the Railroaders Memorial Museum, the Juniata Shops of the Altoona Works, the Mishler Theatre, the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (Altoona)), and the Jaffa Shrine Center.

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