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Old 07-04-2016, 06:43 AM
 
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If you can find them that would be pretty wicked.

I found a few (three or four) -- will scan and post later today. Keep in mind these are old snapshots, taken with a not-great camera. I know I have better ones somewhere, if I can find them. Will keep looking for those. However, I'm sure there are much better photos than mine. And probably many, many of them.
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Old 07-04-2016, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Williamsport, PA
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Was wondering if anyone could also provide me info on Sunnyside, PA. Specifically the stretch of road along 61 where (according to Google Earth) Miller Gas & Oil and Mama Mac's is located. I'm not completely sure what everything is that I'm looking at on the maps but I think that I can incorporate some of it into my book.
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Old 08-18-2016, 09:11 PM
 
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Franklin County, PA. (60 min. south of Harrisburg, via I81) is quite a lovely area of Pennsylvania. We have lived here since 1970 and have enjoyed it very much. 19,000 people live in Chambersburg, PA (county seat). It's a typical small town atmosphere but just 90 mins. down the road is Washington, DC and Baltimore. There are alot of farms in this area, as well as Distribution warehouses and many other businesses.

Another beautiful area, small town of 1200, is Fulton County, PA (McConnellsburg) just west of Chambersburg. I grew up there and lived there for 20 years. It is like time has stood still there and probably will remain as such forever. It's somewhat insular although in the past ten years, people are retiring there from Baltimore and Washington. Very rural, farm country abounds.

Any questions, feel free to ask. Have a great day.
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Williamsport, PA
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I.was wondering is any Pitt student or anyone extremely familiar with the campus and its layout within the city that could provide me with detailed info. It has a small role in my book but an important one.
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Old 10-17-2016, 03:05 PM
 
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I.was wondering is any Pitt student or anyone extremely familiar with the campus and its layout within the city that could provide me with detailed info. It has a small role in my book but an important one.
Pittsburgh has a different (and much more active) sub-forum, so I would suggest re-posting this query there.
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Williamsport, PA
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Pittsburgh has a different (and much more active) sub-forum, so I would suggest re-posting this query there.
Good point
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Old 10-18-2016, 04:59 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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If it's "sad" locales I would recommend for a setting any of the declining small towns of Northeastern PA's Anthracite Region. Besides the rather beautiful "ridge and valley" topography ... the towns themselves - Shamokin, Mount Carmel, Ashland, Mahanoy City, Minersville, New Philadelphia, Lansford, Nanticoke, Ashley, even Eckley Miner's Village - have a kind of melancholy creepiness about them. Once thriving coal mining towns and now depressed (and depressing) you can see vestiges of yesteryear's prosperty: columned bank buildings, Eastern Orthodox churches with onion domes, brick union halls and fraternal organizations, war memorials, empty storefronts.

Hope this information is useful to you.
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Old 10-19-2016, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Williamsport, PA
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Definitely is thanks
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Old 10-21-2016, 12:29 PM
 
Location: West York
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For a zombie apocalypse, I always thought Renovo and the wilds of north central PA would be a practical choice. Low population, isolated, could hunt and fish for food and make supply runs into Lock Haven...heh I thought about this way too much haha.
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Old 10-25-2016, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Williamsport, PA
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For a zombie apocalypse, I always thought Renovo and the wilds of north central PA would be a practical choice. Low population, isolated, could hunt and fish for food and make supply runs into Lock Haven...heh I thought about this way too much haha.
Actually I like that you brought that up because being from Williamsport I think the story may end up in this region.
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