The Rockville Bridge, Rockville, Pennsylvania

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

The Rockville Bridge crossing the Susquehanna River near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

The U.S. state of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest states in the nation. It is a state rich in historic sites to include Independence Hall in Philadelphia where the Declaration of Independence was signed. The capital of the state is the city of Harrisburg. The city is not considered as one of the top tourist cities in spite of the fact that there are many great places to see here. For those of you who are chocolate lovers, you may be familiar with the city’s most famous suburb, Hershey, which has been called ‘The Chocolate Capital of the World’, and chocolate is shipped around the world from this place.

The city is situated on the Susquehanna River, the longest unnavigable river in the nation. As you visit the downtown area, you will notice the city’s many spectacular arch bridges…

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