Horseshoe Curve - central PA, near Altoona

Horseshoe Curve - central PA, near Altoona. Half of it is called McGinley Curve after my husband's ancestor who's farm was there. The reservoir in front of it was built by another of his ancestors named Dhrew. His daughter married one of McGinley's sons.

Haunted Wedding Dress Dances On Its Own   In 1849, a girl from a rich family named Anna Baker fell in love with a low class iron worker. Anna's father, Ellis Baker, refused to let her marry her beloved, banishing the young man from their hometown of Altoona, Pennsylvania and doomin

10 Most Haunted Objects Of All Time - haunted items, haunted dolls

The Railroaders Memorial Museum in Altoona, Pennsylvania, covers the history of railroading in this central PA city, and what life was like for workers and their families.

Discovering the Railroaders Memorial Museum in Altoona, Pennsylvania

The Railroaders Memorial Museum in Altoona, Pennsylvania, covers the history of railroading in this central PA city, and what life was like for workers and their families.

The Railroaders Memorial Museum - Altoona, PA

The Railroaders Memorial Museum - Altoona, PA awesome place the staff is great and super friendly

Altoona Pennsylvania Flow Blue Plate Horseshoe Curve PRR Car Shops Post Office +

Altoona Pennsylvania Flow Blue Plate Horseshoe Curve PRR Car Shops Post Office +

Altoona Pennsylvania Flow Blue Plate Horseshoe Curve PRR Car Shops Post Office + in Collectibles, Souvenirs & Travel Memorabilia, United States

Vintage Philco Radio Advertising - Altoona Pennsylvania Tribune, January 6, 1932.

Vintage Philco Radio Advertising - Altoona Pennsylvania Tribune, January 6, 1932.

Pennsylvania Railroad blacksmith shop, Altoona, Pennsylvania, circa 1910.  Photo courtesy of Alatoona Railroad Museum.

Pennsylvania Railroad blacksmith shop, Altoona, Pennsylvania, circa Photo courtesy of Altoona Railroad Museum.

1939, Pennsylvania State University, Altoona (Altoona, Pennsylvania) #Altoona (L15957)

1939, Pennsylvania State University, Altoona (Altoona, Pennsylvania) #Altoona (L15957)

Ron Heller Takes a Rest, 1968 "Just Waiting: Private First Class Ron Heller, 19 (Altoona, Pennsylvania), a radio operator with the 3d Marines, takes a rest during Operation Taylor Common south of Da Nang. His unit is participating in the operation in mountainous terrain, with a jungle canopy 80 feet in height in some areas (official USMC photo by Corporal Mike Detherage)." From the Jonathan Abel Collection (COLL/3611), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections. OFFICIAL USMC PHOTOGRAPH

Ron Heller Takes a Rest, 1968 "Just Waiting: Private First Class Ron Heller, 19 (Altoona, Pennsylvania), a radio operator with the 3d Marines, takes a rest during Operation Taylor Common south of Da Nang. His unit is participating in the operation in mountainous terrain, with a jungle canopy 80 feet in height in some areas (official USMC photo by Corporal Mike Detherage)." From the Jonathan Abel Collection (COLL/3611), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections. OFFICIAL USMC PHOTOGRAPH

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31: “The Hexed Widow”: Army Pvt. Reuben C. Rock (1919-1949) died of tuberculosis in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on January 13, 1949. His widow Rosella (1926-1998) claimed that Reuben’s spirit had returned to torment her so she could not eat or sleep. Her parents experienced some of the phenomena and were convinced that Reuben had somehow hexed Rosella by being buried in his uniform.

31: “The Hexed Widow”: Army Pvt. Reuben C. Rock (1919-1949) died of tuberculosis in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on January 13, 1949. His widow Rosella (1926-1998) claimed that Reuben’s spirit had returned to torment her so she could not eat or sleep. Her parents experienced some of the phenomena and were convinced that Reuben had somehow hexed Rosella by being buried in his uniform.

HOOTERS ALTOONA PENNSYLVANIA CLASSIC LOGO  SHIRT ADULT XL DELIGHTFULLY TACKY

Hooters altoona pennsylvania classic logo shirt adult xl delightfully tacky

HOOTERS ALTOONA PENNSYLVANIA CLASSIC LOGO SHIRT ADULT XL DELIGHTFULLY TACKY

Leap-the-Dips - Lakemont Park, Altoona, Pennsylvania. Built in 1902, this is the oldest roller coaster in the world.

Leap-the-Dips - Lakemont Park, Altoona, Pennsylvania. Built in this is the oldest roller coaster in the world.my granddaughter rode this this summer. Frightening the wood bends!

RailPictures.Net Photo: PRR 5833 Pennsylvania Railroad Baldwin BP60T at Altoona, Pennsylvania by John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

High quality photograph of Pennsylvania Railroad Baldwin # PRR 5833 at Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA.

Been there, done that! Lakemont Park Altoona, PA - The Haunted Roller Coaster Altoona Pennsylvania is home to Lakemont Park. It has been known as various names over the years, but it is one of the oldest amusement parks in the United States constructed in 1894. It is also home to the oldest roller coaster in the world. The roller coaster is called Leap-the-Dips and was built in 1902 and is the oldest wooden roller coaster of it's type.

Leap-the-Dips is the oldest operating roller coaster in America. Located in Lakemont Park in Altoona, Pa., which has operated almost continuously since

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