Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Lancaster is a city located in South Central Pennsylvania which serves as the seat of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County and one of the oldest inland towns in the United States.wikipedia
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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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Lancaster is a city located in South Central Pennsylvania which serves as the seat of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County and one of the oldest inland towns in the United States.
Its county seat is Lancaster.

Pennsylvania

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Lancaster is a city located in South Central Pennsylvania which serves as the seat of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County and one of the oldest inland towns in the United States.
Cities include Philadelphia, Reading, Lebanon and Lancaster in the southeast, Pittsburgh in the southwest, the tri-cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton in the central east (known as the Lehigh Valley).

Thaddeus Stevens

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Lancaster was home to James Buchanan, the nation's 15th president, and to congressman and abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens.
Financial setbacks in 1842 caused him to move his home and practice to the larger city of Lancaster.

South Central Pennsylvania

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Lancaster is a city located in South Central Pennsylvania which serves as the seat of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County and one of the oldest inland towns in the United States. In addition to Lancaster's boutiques, vintage shops, and art galleries (Gallery Row), Park City Center is the largest enclosed shopping center in South Central Pennsylvania.
Lancaster, with a population of 59,322, is the largest city in the region, and the second largest metropolitan area.

James Buchanan

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Lancaster was home to James Buchanan, the nation's 15th president, and to congressman and abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens.
He became a prominent lawyer in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and won election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Federalist.

Fulton Opera House

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It replaced a 1737 structure on a different site. The Fulton Opera House in the city was named for Lancaster native Robert Fulton, a renaissance man who created the first fully functional steamboat.
The Fulton Opera House, also known as the Fulton Theatre or simply The Fulton, is a League of Regional Theatres class B regional theater located in historic downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike

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The first paved road in the United States was the former Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike, which makes up part of the present-day U.S. Route 30.
It links Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia at 34th Street, stretching for sixty-two miles.

Philadelphia

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During the American Revolution, Lancaster was the capital of the United States for one day, on September 27, 1777, after the Continental Congress fled Philadelphia, which had been captured by the British.
The state capital was moved to Lancaster in 1799, then Harrisburg in 1812, while the federal government was moved to Washington, D.C. in 1800 upon completion of the White House and U.S. Capitol building.

William Henry (gunsmith)

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The innovative gunsmith William Henry lived in Lancaster and was a U.S. congressman and leader during and after the American Revolution.
William Henry (May 19, 1729 – December 15, 1786) was an American gunsmith, engineer and merchant from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1784, 1785, and 1786.

Robert Fulton

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The Fulton Opera House in the city was named for Lancaster native Robert Fulton, a renaissance man who created the first fully functional steamboat.
Fulton became interested in steam engines and the idea of steamboats in 1777 when he was around age 12 and visited state delegate William Henry of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who was interested in this topic.

York, Pennsylvania

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The revolutionary government then moved still farther away to York, Pennsylvania.
York styles itself the first Capital of the United States, although historians generally consider it to be the fourth capital, after Philadelphia, Baltimore and (for one day) Lancaster.

F. W. Woolworth Company

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In 1879, Franklin Winfield Woolworth opened his first successful "five and dime" store in the city of Lancaster, the F. W. Woolworth Company.
When Woolworth searched for a new location, a friend suggested Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Lititz, Pennsylvania

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The nearest towns and boroughs are Millersville (4.0 miles), Willow Street (4.8 miles), East Petersburg (5.3 miles), Lititz (7.9 miles), Landisville (8.6 miles), Mountville (8.8 miles), Rothsville (8.9 miles), and Leola (8.9 miles).
Lititz is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, six miles (approximately 10 km) north of the city of Lancaster.

James Hamilton (Pennsylvania)

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Lancaster was part of the 1681 Penn's Woods Charter of William Penn, and was laid out by James Hamilton in 1734.
In May 1734 James's father Andrew Hamilton sold him the town site of Lancaster, Pennsylvania for 5 shillings.

Variety store

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In 1879, Franklin Winfield Woolworth opened his first successful "five and dime" store in the city of Lancaster, the F. W. Woolworth Company.
On 21 June 1879, Frank Winfield Woolworth opened his first successful five-cent store in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, after a failed attempt with a store he opened on 22 February 1879, in Utica, New York.

Conestoga River

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The Conestoga wagon was named after the Conestoga River, which runs through the city.
The East Branch and West Branch of the Conestoga join to form the main river just north of Morgantown, and the stream flows from northeast to southwest for more than 60 mi, passing close to the center of Lancaster and ending at Safe Harbor along the Susquehanna River, approximately 16 mi north of the Pennsylvania-Maryland state line.

Reading, Pennsylvania

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The city has the second highest concentration of Puerto Ricans in Pennsylvania after Reading.
The city, which is approximately halfway between the state's most populous city, Philadelphia, and the state capital, Harrisburg (as well as about halfway between Allentown and Lancaster) is strategically situated along a major transportation route from Central to Eastern Pennsylvania, and lent its name to the now-defunct Reading Railroad, which transported anthracite coal from the Pennsylvania Coal Region to the eastern United States via the Port of Philadelphia.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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Lancaster was capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812, after which the capital was moved to Harrisburg.
There are also numerous television and radio stations in the Harrisburg/Lancaster/York area.

Lancaster County Prison

In 1851, the current Lancaster County Prison was built in the city, styled after Lancaster Castle in England.
The Lancaster County Prison is a county prison located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in the United States.

Armstrong World Industries

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There are also plans to convert an area of unused polluted industrial grounds (i.e., brownfields), which were once occupied by Armstrong World Industries, into playing fields for Franklin & Marshall College.
Based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, AWI has a global manufacturing network of 26 facilities, including nine plants dedicated to its WAVE joint venture.

Frank Winfield Woolworth

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In 1879, Franklin Winfield Woolworth opened his first successful "five and dime" store in the city of Lancaster, the F. W. Woolworth Company.
Woolworth opened his second store in April 1879, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he expanded the concept to include merchandise priced at ten cents.

Northwest Corridor (Lancaster)

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The Northwest Corridor will be developed with funds from Lancaster General Hospital.
The Northwest Corridor is a Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA neighborhood.

All-America City Award

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Lancaster was one of the winning communities for the All-America City award in 2000.

Central Market (Lancaster)

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Built in 1889, the Lancaster Central Market is the oldest continuously operated farmers market in the United States, and many tourists come to purchase the handmade Amish goods that are not commonly found elsewhere.
Central Market, also known as Lancaster Central Market, is a historic public market located in Penn Square, in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Park City Center

In addition to Lancaster's boutiques, vintage shops, and art galleries (Gallery Row), Park City Center is the largest enclosed shopping center in South Central Pennsylvania.
Park City Center is a shopping mall located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and is the largest enclosed shopping center in Lancaster County.