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Harrisburg is the capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a state in the United States of America.

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  1. The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg claims to be the nation's largest Civil War museum that lacks bias about either the Union or Confederate causes.
  2. The Rockville Bridge in Harrisburg was the longest stone arch bridge in the world when it was built in 1902 by the old Pennsylvania Railroad, and remains so today
  3. Upon viewing the Harrisburg Capitol building in 1906, President Teddy Roosevelt described it as “the handsomest building I ever saw.”
  4. The town that emerged was named after John Harris. The word 'Burg' was once a place name signifying a town or city.
  5. Harrisburg is the home of the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest agricultural exhibition of its kind in the nation.

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