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A city of central Pennsylvania on the eastern slopes of the Allegheny Mountains east of Pittsburgh. It was laid out in 1849 by the Pennsylvania Railroad as a switching point for locomotives used to cross the mountains.


(ælˈtu nə)

a city in central Pennsylvania. 52,800.
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Noun1.Altoona - a town in central PennsylvaniaAltoona - a town in central Pennsylvania  
Keystone State, Pennsylvania, PA - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
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The first steamship line to take notice of the telephone was the Clyde, which had a wire from dock to office in 1877; and the first railway was the Pennsylvania, which two years later was persuaded by Professor Bell himself to give it a trial in Altoona.
joyce engineering conference room, city hall, 1301 - 12th street, suite 304, altoona, pa.
Today is not the day that I stand up here and announce that there have been charges filed against individuals who commit the worst sins against children," Kane said at a press conference March 1 in Altoona.
ALTOONA, Pennsylvania -- A man carried a loaded handgun into an April Easter Vigil Mass at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and accidentally set off the weapon in his hip pocket before the closing hymn.
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It's a good opportunity to expand our customer base," Burgmeier's company controller Steve Kasun told the Altoona Mirror.
Most cities persevered in the minor leagues, but only Troy, New York suffered longer without professional baseball than Altoona, Pennsylvania, whose sole stint in the majors came with the Union Association of Professional Base Ball Clubs in 1884.
Two days after welcoming a baby boy, 31-year-old Carla Murphy of Altoona, Pennsylvania smoked bath salts and attacked the maternity ward staff at Altoona Regional Hospital.
Platinum Wealth Strategies is a Financial Planning firm located in Altoona that focuses on providing their clients with access to high-quality products and services designed to help them achieve their financial goals.
We started this business in Altoona and have always been proud of that fact.
Now, in large cities like New York City and more modest burgs like Altoona, Pa.