Hopewell Furnace: Early American Iron Plantation

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In the woods of southeastern Pennsylvania, a community of men, women, and children worked to supply iron for the growing nation during the 18th and 19th centuries. They created a village called Hopewell that was built around an iron-making furnace. Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is the best preserved iron plantation in North America. Hopewell […]

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Pennsylvania State Parks Offers Special Deal for First-Time Campers

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is again partnering with Gander Mountain to provide first-time campers with needed gear and a reservation for two nights at a participating state park for just $20. “This is the second year we are offering this hands-on instruction on camping and we’ve added five additional parks […]

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Pennsylvania State Parks Generate $1 Billion in Local Economic Activity

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Richard Allan released a new analysis showing visitors to Pennsylvania’s State Parks generate more than $1 billion in economic activity in nearby communities and support almost 13,000 related jobs. “Pennsylvanians get a great return on the investment they make in state parks. The report shows for […]

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