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By Jeffrey L. Adams

located within the very center of Pennsylvania, Blair County is bounded at the west via the bold Allegheny Mountains. It used to be this common barrier that stalled westward migration and inspired early settlers to farm its lush, fertile valleys ahead of the yankee Revolution. Carved out of Bedford and Huntingdon Counties in 1846, Blair County used to be domestic to many iron furnaces within the 1800s and used to be at the selected direction of the good Pennsylvania Canal. besides the fact that, it was once the Pennsylvania Railroad that applied Blair County as its base of operations, hence making a special transportation-based economic system. this present day, Blair County is bisected through Interstate ninety nine. This road, which parallels a very good local American course, offers tourists with perspectives of a few of the loftiest mountains and the main picturesque surroundings of the state.

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