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Pennsylvania Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

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Pennsylvania Curiosities is your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Keystone State has to offer. Popular humor columnist Clark DeLeon has combed Pennsylvania for one-of-a-kind gems that make his home state truly unique.

Whether you were born and raised in Pennsylvania or are a recent transplant, Clark DeLeon's home-grown humor will have you laughing out loud as he introduces you to the neighbors you never knew you had and ...

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Overview

Pennsylvania Curiosities is your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Keystone State has to offer. Popular humor columnist Clark DeLeon has combed Pennsylvania for one-of-a-kind gems that make his home state truly unique.

Whether you were born and raised in Pennsylvania or are a recent transplant, Clark DeLeon's home-grown humor will have you laughing out loud as he introduces you to the neighbors you never knew you had and takes you to places you never knew existed -- right in your own backyard. So sit back in your easy chair, put up your feet, and get ready for a road trip you'll never forget!

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Reporter Clark DeLeon, one of the few people who can identify Pennsylvania's state dog (Great Dane), has constructed a suitably raucous guide to the Keystone State's most wacky and outrageous people, weirdest places, and most bizarre events. Some of these oddities have earned their new immortality: One thinks especially of Dirty Frank's Bar on 13th and Pine in Philadelphia and the Archbald pothole, the only pothole to have a state park named after it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762708925
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2001
  • Series: Curiosities Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.55 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Clark DeLeon writes a popular column for Metro, Philadelphia's newest daily newspaper. For two decades he wrote an award-winning daily column, "The Scene," for the Philadelphia Inquirer's Metro section. His work has also appeared in numerous national publications.
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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Do Pennsylvanians Tawk Funny? xi
Southeastern Pennsylvania 1
Southwestern Pennsylvania 97
Northeastern Pennsylvania 133
North Central Pennsylvania 163
Northwestern Pennsylvania 173
Index 203
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