Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

What is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania known for?


population early

to provide a grand view of the Capitol dome for those approaching the City from Allison Hill. This trend towards outlying residential areas began slowly in the late 19th century and was largely confined to the trolley line, but the growth of automobile ownership quickened the trend and spread out the population. Early to late 20th century thumb right 170px Anti-nuclear (File:Anti-nuke rally in Harrisburg USA.jpg) protest at Harrisburg in 1979, following the Three Mile Island accident


title tough

; Eventually, he earned a full athletic scholarship to George Washington University and received three degrees there: a B.S. (bachelor of science) in physical education (1963), M.A. (Master of Arts (postgraduate)) in secondary education (1964), and Ed.D


story controversial

at the Pennsylvania State Museum in Harrisburg (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) as a fundraiser for Common Roads, a local gay youth support group, was protested by 10 members of the Westboro Baptist Church, a religious institution well known for their extreme anti-gay views.story Controversial Group Protests at Capitol, Beale Air Force Base Because


world connection

;Students Picket Harrisburg Trial", Eleanor Blaus, New York Times, March 30, 1972, p. 15 Pennsylvania * Harrisburg (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) (Harrisburg International Airport) * Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh International Airport) (At the time of TWA's end in 2001 the main airline and Trans World Connection served Pittsburgh ) '''Mid-Atlantic Sports Network''' (MASN


independent religious

– (ABC (American Broadcasting Company)) * W07DP-D – (CTVN (Cornerstone Television Network)) * WITF-TV – (PBS (Public Broadcasting Service)) * WPMT – (Fox (Fox Network)) * WGCB-TV – independent, religious * PCN-TV (Pennsylvania Cable Network), is a cable television network (television network) dedicated to 24-hour coverage of government and public affairs (Public affairs programming) in the commonwealth (Commonwealth (United States)). * Roxbury News


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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's Union Station was also known as Penn Station. It was built in 1887 and rebuilt in 1905. It was shared by Reading Railroad, Northern Central Railway, and the Cumberland Valley Railroad, until the Reading Railroad built a separate station in Harrisburg. Today it has the name Harrisburg Transportation Center and serves Amtrak's Keystone Service and Pennsylvanian (Pennsylvanian (Amtrak)) intercity lines (intercity rail), along with Greyhound (Greyhound Lines), Trailways (Trailways Transportation System), and at least two local bus services. airdate March 18, 1949 location Lancaster (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) York (York, Pennsylvania) Harrisburg (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Lebanon, Pennsylvania callsign_meaning '''G'''reater '''A'''rea of '''L'''ancaster or On January 1, 1954, WGAL presented its first color television broadcast of the ''Tournament of Roses Parade''. It has always been an NBC affiliate but also carried some programs from CBS, DuMont (DuMont Television Network), and ABC (American Broadcasting Company) until 1963 when Nielsen (Nielsen Media Research) made the Lancaster and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Harrisburg


service local

to Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). * 1850 Construction started on repair shop at Altoona (Altoona, Pennsylvania). *''Ethan Allen Express''- to from Rutland (Rutland (city), Vermont) along the Empire Corridor, timing varies by day of the week. *''Keystone Service (Keystone Service (Amtrak))'' - local service along the Northeast Corridor to Philadelphia, and along the Keystone Corridor to from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Timings vary by day of the week in each direction

and Philadelphia are owned and maintained by Amtrak, and is the only part of the Keystone Corridor that is electrified. The tracks join the Northeast Corridor at Zoo Interlocking near the Philadelphia Zoo and 30th Street Station. *''Capitol Limited (Capitol Limited (Amtrak train))'' – to from Chicago and Washington D.C.. * ''Keystone Service (Keystone Service (Amtrak))'' – local service along the Northeast Corridor to Philadelphia, and along the Keystone Corridor


original acts

, demo listening sessions, and a music business trade show, held in and around the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The event celebrates new music and emerging talent with 3 nights of showcases by original acts and artists. Since its winter debut in 1997, the conference has grown into one of the premier music conferences and showcases on the East Coast (East Coast of the United States). To participate in the event, artists and vendors are asked to submit or commit to the event months


radio hit

; That same year, keyboardist vocalist Erik Avakian joined the lineup and the band moved to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1994 where they played at local Pennsylvania bars and nightclubs. Their first EP (Extended play) ''Porcelain (Porcelain EP)'' was released in 1996 and sold well locally, spawning a small radio hit with "Shimmer (Shimmer (song))". The popularity of the EP brought them to the attention of Sony's 550 imprint, which released their second EP '' Hazleton EP


high style

and to maintain its colossal infrastructure. Its rails ran the length of Harrisburg, along its eastern border. It had a succession of three passenger depots, each built on the site of the predecessor, and each of high style architecture, including a train shed to protect passengers from inclement weather. At its peak in 1904, it made 100 passenger stops per day. It extended westward to Pittsburgh; across the entire state. It also went eastward to Philadelphia, serving Steelton en route

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

leader_title3 State Senate (Pennsylvania Senate) leader_name3 Rob Teplitz (D (United States Democratic Party)) leader_title4 State Representative (Pennsylvania House of Representatives) leader_name4 Ron Buxton (D (United States Democratic Party)) leader_title5 U.S. Congress (Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district) leader_name5 Tim Holden (D (United States Democratic Party)) government_type Mayor-Council (Mayor-council government) established_title European settlement established_date About 1719 established_title2 Incorporated (Municipal Corporation) established_date2 1791 established_title3 Charter (Charter city) established_date3 1860 founder John Harris, Sr. named_for John Harris, Sr. area_magnitude total_type City unit_pref Imperial area_total_sq_mi 11.4 area_total_km2 26.9 area_land_sq_mi 8.1 area_land_km2 21.0 area_water_sq_mi 3.3 area_water_km2 8.6 area_urban_sq_mi 335.4 area_urban_km2 539.7 area_metro_sq_mi area_metro_km2 population_as_of 2010 population_note population_total 49528 population_density_sq_mi 6114 population_metro 528892 (97th (List of United States metropolitan areas)) population_density_metro_sq_mi population_urban 383008 population_density_urban_sq_mi population_blank1_title CSA (Combined statistical area) population_blank1 647390 (56th (Harrisburg metropolitan area)) population_demonym Harrisburger timezone EST (North American Eastern Time Zone) utc_offset -5 timezone_DST EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) utc_offset_DST -4 postal_code_type ZIP codes postal_code 17101-17113, 17120-17130, 17140, 17177 area_code 717 (Area code 717) latd 40 latm 16 lats 11 latNS N longd 76 longm 52 longs 32 longEW W coordinates_display inline,title elevation_m 98 elevation_ft 320 elevation_max_ft elevation_min_ft blank_name FIPS code (Federal Information Processing Standard) blank_info 42-32800 blank1_name GNIS (Geographic Names Information System) feature ID blank1_info 1213649

---- blank2_name Interstates (Interstate Highway System) blank2_info I-76 (Interstate 76 (east)), I-78 (Interstate 78 in Pennsylvania), I-81 (Interstate 81 in Pennsylvania), I-83 (Interstate 83), and I-283 (Interstate 283) blank3_name Waterways blank3_info Susquehanna River blank4_name Primary Airport blank4_info Harrisburg International Airport- MDT (Major International) blank5_name Secondary Airport blank5_info Capital City Airport (Capital City Airport (Pennsylvania))- CXY (Minor) blank6_name Public transit blank6_info Capital Area Transit (Capital Area Transit (Harrisburg)) website www.harrisburgpa.gov footnotes area code 717 (Area code 717)

'''Harrisburg''' (Pennsylvania German: ''Harrisbarig'') is the capital city of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Dauphin County (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania) and with a population of 49,673 is the ninth-largest city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It lies on the east bank of the Susquehanna River, east of Pittsburgh.

The Harrisburg-Carlisle (Carlisle, Pennsylvania) Metropolitan Statistical Area (Harrisburg metropolitan area), which includes Dauphin (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania), Cumberland (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania), and Perry (Perry County, Pennsylvania) counties, had a population of 509,074 in 2000 and grew to 549,850 in 2010. A July 1, 2007 estimate placed the population at 528,892, making it the fifth largest Metropolitan Statistical Area in Pennsylvania after Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown (Allentown, Pennsylvania)−Bethlehem (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)−Easton (Easton, Pennsylvania) (the Lehigh Valley), and Scranton (Scranton, Pennsylvania)−Wilkes Barre (Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania).

Harrisburg played a notable role in American history during the Westward Migration (Frontier), the American Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. During part of the 19th century, the building of the Pennsylvania Canal (Pennsylvania Main Line of Public Works) and later the Pennsylvania Railroad allowed Harrisburg to become one of the most industrialized cities in the Northeastern United States. The U.S. Navy (United States Navy) ship USS ''Harrisburg'' (USS Harrisburg), which served from 1918 to 1919 at the end of World War I, was named in honor of the city.

In the mid-to-late 20th century, the city's economic fortunes fluctuated with its major industries consisting of government, heavy manufacturing (Heavy industry) including the production of steel, agriculture (the greater Harrisburg area is at the heart of the fertile Pennsylvania Dutch Country), and food services (nearby Hershey (Hershey, Pennsylvania) is home of the chocolate maker (The Hershey Company), located just

The Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest free indoor agriculture exposition in the United States, was first held in Harrisburg in 1917 and has been held there every early-to-mid January since then. 75th Farm Show: A History of Pennsylvania's Annual Agricultural Exposition Dan Cupper, Accessed January 29, 2010. Harrisburg also hosts an annual outdoor sports (Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show) show, the largest of its kind in North America, as well as an auto show (Pennsylvania Auto Show), which features a large static display of new as well as classic cars and is renowned nationwide. Harrisburg is also known for the Three Mile Island accident, which occurred on March 28, 1979 near Middletown (Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).

In 2010 ''Forbes'' rated Harrisburg as the second best place in the U.S. to raise a family.

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