Harrisburg


HarrisburgHarrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania. The town lies alongside the Susquehanna River, within the south-central a part of the state.

The state authorities is Harrisburg’s largest employer. Harrisburg has been a transportation middle because the days of riverboat visitors within the 1800’s.

John Harris, Sr., operated a ferry at Harrisburg in colonial days. His son John laid out the city of Harrisburg in 1785 and gave land to the commonwealth of Pennsylvania that was later used for the Capitol grounds. The town turned the state capital in 1812.

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