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125 Walnut Bottom Road, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, 17257, United States | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Shippensburg

1820. Apple Capital

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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Day 312
4 hrs, 7.2 kms
Day Totals: 12 hrs, 22.8 kms

Next I head east just a couple of miles to Biglerville, where it becomes even more evident that this is apple country--there's even a "National Apple Museum". Almost as big as the town itself is what looks like a big apple processing plant. I see a number of Latinos (haven't seen many in other small towns in the county) so I'm guessing orchard work is a draw here for immigrant labour. I ...

1819. The White Squaw

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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... once an Indian tribe attacked a homestead and captured a 15 year old girl. Afterwards she chose to stay with the tribe, married and spent her life with them. Sounds like a story I'd like to learn more about...

As I do my parkbench concert, about 12-15 people go jogging past. This would be perfectly normal if I were, say, in Switzerland, but in small town Pennsylvania, this is quite a pleasant surprise.
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1818. Approaching Gettysburg

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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... walk, a chance to ponder on my travels of years past, pausing occasionally to snap a photo of an interesting barn or a herd of horses. As I'm doing little traveling these days, I'm finally getting caught up on my writing, currently writing about my 2006 trip to Central Western Africa.

Bonneauville, is not a very cohesive town--but it's a "borough", so I'm definitely counting it as ...

1817. The Traffic Circle

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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... underground passageway in the square of Gettysburg they would use..."

Definitely counts as an "Interesting Encounter" of the day...

After taking a couple pictures of the beautiful Victorian style houses, and turn of the century style shops around the circle, I head on down the road, stopping to check out an antique store complete with an Amish buggy... and continue on down the ...

Postvisit (0084): Hiking in Subzero Temperature

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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... tells me. "most people here in Emmittsburg are Catholics... this whole region is holy ground..." He shows a passion for his Catholic faith like I've rarely seen before.

I ask him what miracles were attributed to her that made her eligible for sainthood. He has to look them up in his book. "Officially there were three... but people come in all the time telling of miraculous healings... Not always... sometimes God says no"... He goes on to tell me of a 33 year ...

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