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Visit These 5 Historical Sites in Mechanicsburg, PA

Since Pennsylvania was one of the original 13 colonies hundreds of years ago, it not surprising that Mechanicsburg, which is located on the outskirts of Harrisburg, has numerous historical sites that are well worth checking out. Following are five of our favorite locations:

  1. The Frankenberger Tavern: The Frankenberger Tavern on East Main Street is a log home built in 1801 by George Frankenberger, one of the first residents of Mechanicsburg. The house was built to…
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A Brief History of Mechanicsburg, PA

 Our Bobby Rahal Honda dealership is located in Mechanicsburg, PA, a small town that we are proud to call home. Located in Cumberland County, Mechanicsburg is 10 miles across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg and roughly 30 miles north of historic Gettysburg. Although small in nature, Mechanicsburg boasts a rich history dating all the way back to 1828, when it was first incorporated as a borough.

The History of Mechanicsburg, PA

Although incorporated in 1828, the area of Mechanicsburg, which is a rich agricultural region, was first settled in 1806. If you ever wondered where the name "Mechanicsburg," came from…

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The History of the Pennsylvania Railroad


As you most likely know, Pennsylvania is a state rich with history. Philadelphia was, after all, where the Declaration of Independence was signed. However, this was not the only major achievement to come out of Pennsylvania. The state was also home to the most successful railroad company in the history of the country -- the Pennsylvania Railroad Company.

What was the Pennsylvania Railroad?

The Pennsylvania Railroad was built in 1846 as a way to connect Harrisburg…

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