Scenic USA - Pennsylvania
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|Photos by Ben Prepelka|
Knowing it wouldn't be easy, small groups of settlers arrived in central Pennsylvania in the early 1700s to start fresh, enjoy their religious freedom, and establish farms and businesses in what was considered a wilderness. Retaining some reminders of home back in Europe, the Scotch-Irish from Londonderry named their new homestead Derry Township. Along with subsistence farming, some settlers built mills and general merchandise stores. It wasn't long until these "small worlds" expanded and eventually were linked together with turnpikes. Local iron and steel companies took root, sending their products across the state. Freedom Forge began its iron works in 1795, laying the foundation of modern steel industry.
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