Did ’ja Know | November/December 2022
Here is the key to the clues given for each of the 13 towns/cities for that issue.
Note that some of the keys to the clues contain the town/city names.
See the magazine for the answers for each item.
John would help you across the river for a small fee. John Harris (founder of the city)
Use an “a” in a descriptive word to indicate the city;
use an “o” to designate the building. Capital / capitol.
In one place in the city, they pass laws.
In another place, they hit balls. Capitol / stadium on City Island.
The term “horsepower” is taken literally in its countryside. Horsepower used by the Amish
There’s a ballpark in the middle of the city. Home of a minor league baseball team, Barnstormers.
It once served as the capital of the country and the state but at different times. Country for a day on September 27, 1777; capital of Pennsylvania 1799 to 1812
It was named after a Philadelphia Quaker woman. Mary Wells.
Main street lights are always shining. Gas street lights that line the boulevard.
Nearby is a natural feature whose namesake in another state is much better known. Pennsylvania Grand Canyon in Leonard Harrison State Park
Even on warm days, you think of a holiday. Named for city in present day Palestine.
Three race car drivers are associated with the city. Michael Andretti, John Andretti and Jeff Andretti
A steel-making company was headquartered here. Bethlehem Steel
A famous speech was given here. Gettysburg Address
Opposing groups came from the “wrong” directions. The Confederates arrived from the north, and the Union army came from the south. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Gettysburg#/media/File:Gettysburg_Campaign.png
A U.S. president used to live on a farm here. President Dwight Eisenhower had a farm at Gettysburg.
It is home to a popular state park with the same name. Ohiopyle State Park
A river runs through it, sometimes with whitewater rafters. Youghiogheny River.
A famous home is nearby. Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright
It is surrounded by its namesake. York County
For some, its fame rests on two wheels. Harley Davidson has an assembly plant here
Its English namesake was involved with a “Flower War.” Wars of the Roses were between the Houses of Lancaster and York in England. The wars were named years later after the badges worn by their opposing sides: York, white rose; Lancaster, red rose.
A musical instrument was cracked here. Liberty Bell
Its namesake goes well on a bagel. Philadelphia Cream Cheese, not made in Philadelphia.
This place’s name bespeaks love. Greek for “brotherly love,” named by William Penn
It was once a prime destination for outlets. Especially the VF Outlet Center, which opened in 1970, a time when the clothes were still manufactured in the same building as the outlet.
Mispronounce it, and it becomes one of the “three R’s.” Reading, writing and arithmatic
A curiosity sits on a hill. The Pagoda on Mount Penn
Foreigners are found over the horizon. Canada is on the other side of the Great Lake
A ship named for a river is found there. Tallship USS Niagara
One of its sites is the busiest of its kind, but it’s almost an island. Presque Isle and Presque Isle State Park
It is named for a valuable liquid resource. Oil
Part of its name is in a nearby park. Oil Creek State Park
A county to the east is named for a gathering of trees. Forest County
This community attracts thousands in the fall. To Penn State University football games at Beaver Stadium
Go there to earn what you get for nothing on a thermometer. A degree
It is home to a famous ice cream school. Ice Cream Short Course
It was six times able to “steel” the prize. NFL Steelers football team
Fans root for a flightless bird. NHL Penguin ice hockey team
You’re inclined to view many bridges. 442 of them to be exact.