Friday, June 28, 2013

Quaint Cartoons About Erie PA

Erie County sits in the northwest corner of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Did you know that the Erie Triangle was claimed by Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts?

The PA Department of Commerce published a booklet called "Quaint and Interesting Cartoons about Pennsylvania" which gave a few tidbits about Erie, PA.

  • Erie County is home to Presque Isle State Park.
  • So many grapes are grown in Harborcreek and North East that you can see and smell the vineyards while driving across Route 20 at harvest time.
  • The Erie Triangle was purchased for 75¢ an acre.
  • Ships used in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812 were built in Erie, PA.
  • George Washington visited Waterford, PA in 1753.

Enjoy more fun facts and photos at: Old Time Erie

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