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50 States Most Haunted

Each state in the USA has it’s own tales of haunted hotels, houses, and various other places. But each state has what is considered their “most haunted” spot. What is your state’s most haunted place?

1. Alabama - Sloss Furnaces (Birmingham)
2. Alaska - UAA’s Wendy Williamson Auditorium (Anchorage)
3. Arizona - Bird Cage Theater (Tombstone)
4. Arkansas - The Crescent Hotel (Eureka Springs)
5. California - Alcatraz Island (San Francisco)
6. Colorado - The Stanley Hotel (Estes Park)
7. Connecticut - Seaside Sanatorium (Waterford)
8. Delaware - Fort Delaware (Pea Patch Island)
9. Florida - Florida Theatre (Jacksonville)
10. Georgia - Kennesaw House (Marietta)
11. Hawaii - ‘lolani Place (Honolulu)
12. Idaho - Old Idaho State Penitentiary (Boise)
13.  Illinois - Congress Plaza Hotel (Chicago)
14. Indiana - French Lick Springs Hotel (French Lick)
15. Iowa - Villisca Ax Murder House (Villisca)
16. Kansas - The Sallie House (Atchison)
17. Kentucky - Waverly Hills Sanatorium (Louisville)
18. Louisiana - The Myrtles Plantation (St. Francisville)
19. Maine - Wood Island Lighthouse (Wood Island)
20. Maryland - Antietam Battlefield (Sharpsburg)
21. Massachusetts - The Lizzie Borden House (Fall River)
22. Michigan - Henderson Castle (Kalamazoo)
23. Minnesota - Forepaugh’s Restaurant (St. Paul)
24. Mississippi - Cedar Grove Mansion (Vicksburg)
25. Missouri - Lemp Mansion (St. Louis)
26. Montana - The University of Montana (Missoula)
27. Nebraska - Nebraska State Capitol (Lincoln)
28. Nevada - Virginia City
29. New Hampshire - Pine Hill Cemetery (Hollis)
30. New Jersey - Seabrook-Wilson House (Port Monmouth)
31. New Mexico - Highway 666
32. New York - The Amityville Horror House (Amityville)
33. North Carolina - Brown Mountain Lights (Burke and Caldwell Counties)
34. North Dakota - Liberty Memorial Building (Bismarck)
35. Ohio - The Ridges (Athens)
36. Oklahoma - Skirvin Hotel (Oklahoma City)
37. Oregon - McMenamin’s White Eagle Saloon (Portland)
38. Pennsylvania - Gettysburg Battlefields (Gettysburg)
39. Rhode Island - The Ladd School (Exeter)
40. South Carolina - Old Charleston Jail (Charleston)
41. South Dakota - Bullock Hotel (Deadwood)
42. Tennessee - Loretta Lynn Plantation House (Hurricane Mills)
43. Texas - The Alamo (San Antonio)
44. Utah - Westminster College (Salt Lake City)
45. Vermont - The University of Vermont (Burlington)
46. Virginia - Ferry Plantation House (Virginia Beach)
47. Washington - The Palace Hotel (Port Townshend)
48. West Virginia - West Virginia State Penitentiary (Moundsville)
49. Wisconsin - Summerwind Mansion (West Bay Lake)
50. Wyoming - Wyoming Frontier Prison (Rawlins)

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Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland: It’s reported to be haunted. Apparitions are seen and some hear soldiers still fighting the battle including the sounds of gun fire, shouting, singing & strong smells of gunpowder. Some see shadow figures and light anomalies are reported in the fields

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Pennsylvania Food Part ½

Pennsylvania is one of the only states with a unique cuisine, most of which was brought over by German settlers during America’s colonization. Some of this food has made its way across America in the forms of snack brands and convenience stores. The following are some restaurants and brands that began or are based in PA. 

Food Wars

Wawa v Sheetz

The easiest way to tell if someone’s from PA is to ask them what gas station has the best food. If they’re from the west, they’ll say Sheetz. If they’re from the east, Wawa. And if they’re not from PA, they’ll tell you they don’t eat at a gas station. 

Snack Brands

Sturgis; Snyder’s of Hanover

Pretzels were first brought over by the Germans, and the first hard pretzels were actually made in PA by Sturgis in 1861. Both of these local PA companies have since expanded their brand to various sweet and salty pretzel snacks, as well as other snack food.

Herr’s, Martin’s, Utz

PA has a variety of local potato chip companies, but these three are the best known.

Candy

Hershey’s 

Hershey’s is of course America’s favorite and best known chocolate/candy brand. Milton Hershey established his company’s town in 1905 in Dauphin County. Hershey, PA is known for the Hershey factory, hotel, school, and amusement park, complete with Kiss-shaped street-lamps. It’s also famous for those singing cows, and I hope you’ve got that song stuck in your head, because you know I do. 

Wilbur Chocolate Company

Living in the shadow of Hershey is this small chocolate manufacturer in Lititz, PA. It makes cocoa products for sale to bakeries, as well a line of chocolates for consumers, including their famous Wilbur Buds.

Just Born

This Brooklyn candy company moved some of its operation to Bethlehem, PA in 1932. It’s famous for Mike and Ike’s, as well as Peanut Chews and Peeps, both of which were acquired from local PA candy companies after the move. Every New Year’s Eve, Just Born drops a large candy Peep in Bethlehem, as the local version of the Time’s Square ball. 

Boyer

This small candy company is famous for the Mallow Cup, marshmallow inside a chocolate cup. 

Gertrude Hawk

This gourmet chocolate manufacturer in Lancaster County probably provided your fundraising material if you went to school in PA. They have many retail stores across the northeast. 

Tastykake

They produce a wide variety of packaged baked good snacks, similar to Little Debbie or Twinkies. (But better)

Other brands

Primanti Bros. Restaurant

This Pittsburgh sandwich shop started as a sandwich cart in the 1930s, and has now expanded to over 30 locations across the northeast.

Heinz 

This ketchup brand is an American favorite that was founded in Sharpsburg, PA in 1869

Turkey Hill

Founded in 1931 by a bottled milk salesman, this family company eventually expanded into a dairy and ice creamery. This Lancaster County company is now owned by Kroger. Their ice cream is sold nationwide, and there are a few dairy stores across the northeast. Turkey Hill is also famous for their iced tea. 

A-Treat Bottling Company

Established in 1918 in Allentown, this soda company temporarily stopped production in 2015. Now back on the market, this soda is famous for its traditional manufacturing methods and products such as birch beer, root beer, and cream soda.

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Antietam Battlefield

according to wikipedia:  “It is a National Park Service protected area along Antietam Creek in Sharpsburg, Maryland which commemorates the American Civil War Battle of Antietam that occurred on September 17, 1862. The area, situated on fields among the Appalachian foothills near the Potomac River.”

according to me:  one of the most influential battles in the civil war, no doubt. like every other national park, it is kept almost spotless and virtually untouched since the day it was abandoned by soldiers. the landscape and its simplistic beauty seems eerie, however, when considering the bloodshed that occurred back in 1862. still, it’s a really cool place with a really insane history.

Monument At Antietam National Battlefield, Dedicated In 1997

The lineage of the Irish Brigade has been officially assigned to “Fighting 69th” of the New York National Guard, which is the only currently active military unit that formed part of it.

On September 17, 1862, the Union and Confederate armies met at Sharpsburg Maryland, in the Battle of Antietam. Command confusion led to the disjointed use of the II Corps, and instead of supporting renewed assaults on the Confederate left at the West Woods, the Irish Brigade found itself facing the center of the Confederate line, entrenched in an old sunken farm road. 

The brigade again acted conspicuously, assaulting the road, referred to after the battle as “Bloody Lane”. Although unsuccessful, the brigade’s attack gave supporting troops enough time to flank and break the Confederate position, at the cost of 60% casualties for the Irish Brigade.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Brigade_%28U.S.%29

From the monument:

TEXAS


Remembers the valor and devotion of her sons who served at Sharpsburg September 16 - 17, 1862

Here in the Cornfield early on the morning of September 17 the Texas Brigade helped blunt the attack of elements of Mansfield’s Union Corps. Almost alone during this powerful Federal onslaught the Texas Brigade sealed a threatening gap in the Confederate line. In so doing the 1st Texas Infantry Regiment suffered a casualty rate of 82.3 percent, the greatest loss suffered by any infantry regiment, North or South, during the war. Of approximately 850 men engaged the Texas Brigade counted over 550 casualties.


Texas troops at Sharpsburg were: 1st Texas Inf., Lt. Col. P.A. Work; 4th Texas Inf., Lt. Col. B.F. Carter; 5th Texas Inf., Capt. Ike N.M. Turner. (Col. W.T. Wofford’s Texas Brigade Hood’s Division, Longstreet’s Corps)

The Texas Brigade included the 18th Georgia Inf., Lt. Col. S.Z. Ruff, Hampton South Carolina Legion (Inf. Cos.) Lt. Col. M. W. Gary


A Memorial to Texans Who served the Confederacy Erected: by the State of Texas 1964 No. 29-B

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Piedmont Rehabilitation Center Moves To New Location

Newnan, GA (August 22, 2011)—To address the growing need for physical rehabilitation services in Coweta County, Piedmont Newnan Hospital has moved the Piedmont Rehabilitation Center to a larger location. The new facility is located at 20 Francis Way in Sharpsburg, Ga. and is now taking patient referrals.

“We’ve seen more than a 300 percent increase in patients within the past three years,” said Cynthia Finney, DPT, director of Piedmont Newnan Hospital Rehabilitation Services. “This new location addresses our capacity issues with nearly 3,500 square feet of space and additional therapists to help keep up with demand.  We look forward to serving our community in our new location, which will enable us to continue to provide patient-centered, high quality care, in a new, state-of-the-art environment.”

The new facility on Francis Way is approximately three times the size of the space formerly shared with the Piedmont Newnan Hospital Wellness Center located in downtown Newnan, Ga. The Piedmont Rehabilitation Center features some of the latest equipment for musculoskeletal, neurological, orthopaedic and balance related conditions, as well as women’s health issues. The new location allows for the future expansion of outpatient occupational therapy and speech therapy services.

A gym and conditioning room is available as well as seven private treatment rooms and a dedicated vestibular rehabilitation treatment room. Other amenities for visitors include convenient parking and a comfortable reception area.

The Piedmont Rehabilitation Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 770-254-3405 or visit piedmontnewnan.org.


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