H is for Hollidaysburg
The town of Hollidaysburg was first laid out in 1796. Hollidaysburg became the main transfer point between the Pennsylvania Canal and the Portage Railroad, a gateway to Western Pennsylvania. In 1836 Hollidaysburg was established as a borough.
When Blair County was organized in 1846, Hollidaysburg was designated as the county seat. This designation allowed the borough to prosper when politicians and attorneys became attracted to the borough.
Hollidaysburg features fabulous architecture, friendly residents, and is the home of the "Slinky" toy invented here by the James Family in 1945.
Check out Hollidaysburg here: Hollidaysburg: Hollidaysburg History
In other news...
I've been spinning since my class yesterday. (photos later... I don't have my camera cord at home and I'm still taking a few vacation days) My spinning is extremely elementary at this point but since my class yesterday, I'm certainly better at it than I was. I got a new lighter weight drop spindle that is making a lot of difference. And I actually plyed some of the yarn I made. So it's been fun. Shelly offered to let me borrow one of her wheels to REALLY spin but I declined at this point. I might take her up on that at some time in the future. I'm just afraid that would send me into an addiction that I don't need right now!
So I get the Burberry Umbrella the other day that I purchased on ebay. After sending the guy 4 emails that went unanswered, it shows up in the mail. Yep... it's a fake. How many times have I told my kids and clients... if it sounds too good to be true, it's probably not true. The thing looks SO authentic. But there is an "S" at the end of the Burberry logo. And you can tell that the quality is "made in china" quality. Oh well. I can pretend, can't I??
I bought the yarn for Colin's sweater yesterday. It's a brown tweed cotton/acrylic blend from Kraemer Yarns which is a mill in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. My daughter came into the LYS yesterday while I was spinning and picked the yarn out.
I might (keyword: MIGHT) get Colin for the night tonight. I almost have my daughter talked into bringing him late and picking him up early in the AM so they can get some sleep. He has been a little bugger for the past few nights. It's been a while since a baby kept me up all night...but believe me, I'm up to the challenge.
Friday, May 26, 2006
H is for Hollidaysburg
Posted by Holly at 9:05 AM