Well lets see. The town that I live in was once the final home to Joseph Priestley the man who discovered Oxygen. His home still stands and was open as a museum for many years.
Across the river about two miles away is the city of Sunbury. Thomas Edison lived here for a short time and tested the first successful 3 wire light bulb in the City Hotel. The building is known now as the Hotel Edison.
Sunbury is also home to the longest inflatable Dam in the world.
The next town to the north of me and on the opposite side of the river is Lewisburg. Lewisburg is home to a Federal Penitentiary known as "The Big House". The Lewisburg Penitentiary has housed some noteworthy individuals including John Gotti and Jimmy Hoffa.
The next town to the east of me is Danville. Danville was once home to Montour Iron Works. Montour Iron Works produced the first "T" rail for the railroad industry.
A little further southeast is Elysburg. Elysburg is home to Knoebels amusement resort. Knoebels is and has always been a family run park and is the largest free admission amusement park in the nation. It has some good food as well and is a great place to go in the evening or a sunday afternoon for some good eats or a few rides for fun.
South of me about 50 miles or so is Hershey Pa. I am sure most people know why that town is famous.
So I guess there are a few things near me.
Edited by IHCubGuy, February 04, 2016 - 08:02 PM.