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June 24, 2016

June 24 – Bloomsburg, PA

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." ―Helen Keller

We've spent the last week helping our son and his family move and get settled into their new home in Pennsylvania. It's a pretty little town and the surrounding countryside is beautiful.

Bloomsburg is a small historic town located deep in the heart of the Susquehanna River Valley. It’s the county seat and home to just over 14,000 residents. James McClure was the first European to settle here in 1772 and it became the only incorporated town in Pennsylvania in 1802. The town was just a small village, until the 1840’s when iron ore was discovered in the nearby hills. The flourishing iron industry lasted 75 years.

Bloomsburg Town Hall built in 1890
Bloomsburg Courthouse built in 1891
The whole town is full of historic old homes
Town Fountain at Market Square 
Watching the movers bring in the boxes and furniture
Graham helping Paw Paw
Graham having fun in one of the empty boxes
Fishing Creek merging into the Susquehanna River. This is one of the rivers that feeds into the Chesapeake Bay
The Rupert Covered Bridge was built in 1847. It is one of 24 covered bridges in Columbia County, it is also the oldest. We're hoping to drive around soon and find some of the others.
A swimming hole under the covered bridge...just one of many on the Fishing Creek
Fields around Bloomsburg are a little bit smaller than the ones in Texas...but oh so pretty
It hasn't been all work...we've been having a great time playing too
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1 comment:

  1. Hi Susiee...sounds like all is well with you. I have a question for you if you wouldn't mind contacting me directly at sandrobbers@gmail.com. Thanks, Rob on Sandrobber.