Friday, September 13, 2013

Fact of the Day: Harris Town

The capital of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg was named by John Harris Jr. in the 18th century. He made plans to build a town on his father's land which he named after his dad. 

23 comments:

  1. There is a Harristown in Queensland Australia !

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  2. I grew up in Penn and didn't know this!


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  3. This is fun to know! Thanks, Adam!

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  4. oh that's cute :) i would also name a land after my father :)

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  5. Well, that was nice of him. He must've had a very good relationship with his father.

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  6. Thanks for sharing another factoid:)

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  7. A friend of mine lives in Harrisburg. I'm visiting there in the spring.

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  8. Interest, and I love that old photo!

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  9. I have plans of building a town too.... more like an intergalactic empire, but you gotta start from somewhere....

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  10. So Harris Jr owned the whole city????

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  11. Great fact

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  12. hey, congrats for your blog, it's really cool!!!
    Chiara
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  13. How nice of John Harrison Jr. to honor his dad like that.

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  14. What a nice tribute to his father!

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  15. Interesting!
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  16. I don't know a thing about Penn.......I was born, raised and still in Texas. :)
    Very interesting that he honored his dad like this.

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  17. is it bad that i don't know who john harris is?

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