Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania. Harrisburg is located in the southeastern part of Pennsylvania. The city is right on the Susquehanna River. Harrisburg's economy is focused around manufacturing and transportation. Commonly manufactured goods include metal, machinery, processed food, electronics, and various types of transportation equipment.
Harrisburg has undergone a dramatic economic change in recent years. The Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest indoor agriculture exposition in the United States, was first held in Harrisburg in 1917 and is now held every January. Harrisburg also hosts the annual "Auto Show," a large display of new and classic cars. These new cultural offerings, attracting new residents, are keeping Harrisburg movers busy.
Harrisburg was first settled by John Harris, in 1710. Harris set up a trading post in the area. The city was officially incorporated in 1791 and soon after became the capital of the state in 1812. The Pennsylvania Canal reached Harrisburg in 1827 and the railroad following shortly after in 1836. Both improved the growth of the city as well as the emerging industry in the area. In the 1930's, the railroad was electrified until Harrisburg, but never extended to Chicago. Therefore, trains were forced to switch at the city from electric to steam or diesel.
Harrisburg International Airport is located eleven miles outside of the city. The city doesn't have any professional sports teams, although many collegiate and minor league teams are in the area. Some of the cities museums include the Pennsylvania State Museum, the National Civil War Museum, and the William Penn Memorial Museum. Some other attractions of Harrisburg are the state capitol, the state library, the John Harris Mansion, and the Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Bridge.