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:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

There is a Harristown in Queensland Australia !

Cloudia said...

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


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Kay said...

This is fun to know! Thanks, Adam!

Aunt Mary said...

nice fact :)

Sammie said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

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

Emmylou said...

Thanks for sharing another factoid:)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

Christine said...

Interest, and I love that old photo!

DEZMOND said...

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

Beauty Follower said...

So Harris Jr owned the whole city????

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Unknown said...

Great fact

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DeniseinVA said...

A very nice memorial to his Dad.

Vett Vandiver said...

great fact

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Pat Hatt said...

Interesting way to start a town

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

How nice of John Harrison Jr. to honor his dad like that.

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Holy Ghost Writer said...

Nice fact

Theresa Mahoney said...

What a nice tribute to his father!

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I knew that...yahooo!!
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PAPS said...

Interesting!
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bj said...

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.

Teddi said...

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