A Pennsylvania Interlude

      On our way back from Cleveland, Ohio, we decided to drive home through Pennsylvania. We stopped briefly in Pittsburgh, PA (Walking Tour available for purchase on the website), to check out the view of the city from Mount Washington, at the end of the Monongahela Incline. It certainly was a beautiful vista. Pittsburgh has an excellent skyline.                  

Pittsburgh Skyline

        From here we continued east to York, Pennsylvania (Walking Tour available for purchase on the website) where we spent an hour or two walking the streets of the downtown. York, surprisingly, was once the capital of the United States, from September, 1777 to June, 1778, while the British occupied Philadelphia. During that time, the Articles of Confederation were adopted and the First Thanksgiving Proclamation was delivered.  The city is a true gem of Colonial history!

         On our walk, we saw the Colonial Courthouse                      

Colonial Courthouse

      and we visited the Colonial Complex, a group of wonderfully restored buildings which include the Golden Plough Tavern, with a statue of Lafayette in front.                  

Golden Plough Tavern

       We also saw the Central Market, in operation since 1888                 

Central Market

     and the inside of the York Water Company building whose ceiling is spectacular.                    

Ceiling of York Water Co.

      York is famous for its murals. There are actually nineteen (19) of them throughout the city center and they are lovingly maintained by a citizenry who are obviously proud of their heritage and their contribution to the history of the USA.                   

250th Anniversary Mural

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