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The capital of Pennsylvania, in the southeast-central part of the state west-northwest of Philadelphia. Settled in the early 1700s as Harris' Ferry, it was renamed in 1785 and became the capital in 1812.


(Placename) a city in S Pennsylvania, on the Susquehanna River: the state capital. Pop: 48 322 (2003 est)


(ˈhær ɪsˌbɜrg)

the capital of Pennsylvania, in the S part, on the Susquehanna River. 51,720.
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Noun1.Harrisburg - capital of Pennsylvania; located in southern part of state
Keystone State, Pennsylvania, PA - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
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The fact about Drawbaugh is that he was a mechanic in a country village near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The four railways from Philadelphia and Washington, Harrisburg and Wheeling, which converge at Baltimore, whirled away the heterogeneous population to the four corners of the United States, and the city subsided into comparative tranquility.
Accordingly, having reduced the luggage within the smallest possible compass (by sending back to New York, to be afterwards forwarded to us in Canada, so much of it as was not absolutely wanted); and having procured the necessary credentials to banking- houses on the way; and having moreover looked for two evenings at the setting sun, with as well-defined an idea of the country before us as if we had been going to travel into the very centre of that planet; we left Baltimore by another railway at half-past eight in the morning, and reached the town of York, some sixty miles off, by the early dinner-time of the Hotel which was the starting-place of the four-horse coach, wherein we were to proceed to Harrisburg.
If here ain't the Harrisburg mail at last, and dreadful bright and smart to look at too,' cried an elderly gentleman in some excitement, 'darn my mother
I don't know what the sensation of being darned may be, or whether a man's mother has a keener relish or disrelish of the process than anybody else; but if the endurance of this mysterious ceremony by the old lady in question had depended on the accuracy of her son's vision in respect to the abstract brightness and smartness of the Harrisburg mail, she would certainly have undergone its infliction.
At length, however, we emerged upon the streets of Harrisburg, whose feeble lights, reflected dismally from the wet ground, did not shine out upon a very cheerful city.
A locally owned business, they are part of the Harrisburg community and pride themselves on providing quality flooring that the average American family can afford.
event hosted by The Country Club of Harrisburg was presented by PinnacleHealth System and Capital BlueCross and sponsored by Bob Ruth Ford.
After decades of financial difficulties and nearly three years of fiscal emergency, we pulled everyone together to develop consensual solutions and provide a path to fiscal recovery for the people of Harrisburg.
Attending a parade in Harrisburg and other Oregon communities on the nation's birthday is a must for many Oregonians.
The carrier will be operating daily flights from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Harrisburg International Airport until 8 September and to Portland International Jetport Airport until 3 November 2009.
All of the units have spectacular views of the River, Harrisburg CBD, and various mountain ranges that surround this region.

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