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ell0bo t1_j5ejcyn wrote

There needs to be a map that has eastern, western, and central pa (Lebanon, Lancaster, York, Dauphin) and just set everyone off.

Lebanon is such a weird place to quantify. It's not coal country, it did have steel, but the north can get bumblefuckish quick. We also have Amish in the east. It's in a nexus position between everything and does it best not to take advantage of that.


danappropriate t1_j5fq2tl wrote

I grew up in Lebanon and can confirm. Culturally, it's primarily a part of PA Dutch Country, but it's a demographic slowly dying off. You do have the “bumblefuck” portions in Cold Spring, Union, and Swatara up north, but those are very sparsely populated regions covered in state game land.

I would definitely not think of Lebanon as “Greater Harrisburg.”