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Old 08-22-2009, 07:26 PM
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If you like to hunt and fish in a very remote place, then this is for you! Otherwise, it is in the middle of NOWHERE. When explaining to my friends where it is, I tell them -- you know there is a big, relatively barren place in northern Pennsyvalnia. Emporium is in the middle of that nothing. At one point after WWII, it had a fair amount going for it. Sylvania Electronics was there which meant that there were a lot of college graduates. That helped. But for the last forty years or so, they are not there. Education is very poor, and there really is nothing to do. Great for a few days away from the hubbub of daily life in many places, but there is no way that I would live there.
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:05 AM
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Stay away! This town has nothing to offer and the children and adults are cruel. There is no job opportunities at all, the townspeople make life h*ll to "flatlanders" ... The children in the schools are evil, including the school system. There is no control. The girls bully other girls who are "pretty" ~ if you move here you will ruin your life and your childrens.
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:42 PM
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I'm from Emporium and it's a nice place. We have didn't only have a Burger King. We also have a Chinese place, the Cabin Kitchen, Pizza Palace Plus, and Foxes. The school is really good the teachers are nice and I actually like going to school. Yeah sure it's small and boring but its pretty calm and nice.
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Old 08-14-2010, 01:06 AM
Location: Hooterville PA
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Emporium is all in what you make of it.

As far as hunting goes, most of the deer has been shot off and most of the land is not posted no hunting by the rich people who either lived there or who bought up the land when it was cheap and now uses it as a vacation spot.

Now some people here might ask - how does this person know all of this.

Well I built factories up there and I built PM presses at Gasbarre Products Inc and I built houses for the riich people including the ones that Owned PA Pressed Metals.

Coudersport was so bad that there was women there that would exchange sexual favors in the bar for baby food for their children.
Some of the people were so poor that they couldn't even afford to go to the bars and about 50% of the population collected some type of public assistance.
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:13 PM
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:26 PM
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Haha yeah, it is pretty old, but from the few times that I've been in Emporium, it's the same as the people on this forum describe it to be: small, remote, peaceful, but probably not the best place to find a job. If it were me, I'd probably try to move to St. Mary's or DuBois, but that's just me and who knows what the person eventually wound up doing.
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:16 AM
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Despite the negative criticism I think that the Emporium area would be great for my famiy. Our hobbies have always been pretty basic. We like to go hiking to get out, but spend a lot of time at home with our kids and have always been very happy that way. The beautiful area away from all the crazy traffic and busy people all eager to cut you off in your car, what's more to love I just want a nice, back to the basics kind of place for my kids to grow up, and obviously some people just get too involved and create their own problems. If I never again have to step foot in a Wal Mart, I will be one happy mama!
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