National Geographic : 1948 May
AMERICA Pennsylvania is America's meeting ground. Here William Penn and the Indians established a "live and let live" agreement. .. the Continental Congress proclaimed independence.., the Con stitutional Convention safeguarded our freedom. Here are ... Valley Forge-proving ground of our Independence . . . Gettysburg-crucible of our Union . . . Fort Pitt-guardian fortress of the pioneers. Here are scores of Old-World customs that spice with charm the living in the new. Here, for your vacation pleasure, are more improved roads . . . metropolitan cities . . small towns . . . thrilling historic shrines .. . more quaint folkways and traditional foods to delight you. Here are vast State Parks and forest areas . . . natural wonders ... famous resorts... fine fishing and hunting. . . good living. You will enjoy Pennsylvania-the easiest State to see in the nation-the easiest State in which "to see the nation." IF YOU DRIVE, DRIVE SAFELY. PENNSYLVANIA FOR A "NATIONAL" VACATION DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, HARRISBURG, PA. JAMES H. DUFF, Governor ORUS J. MATTHEWS, Secretary of Commerce Pennsylvania Department of Commerce, Harrisburg, Pa. Please send me, free, maps and literature about Pennsylvania's vacation highlights. Dept. N-16-'48. Name Address Copr. 1948 Movado Watch Agency, Inc., 610 Fifth Ave., N. Y . 36 Toronto St., Toronto, Canada William Penn's Treaty with the Indians. From the painting, now hanging in Independence Hall, by Benjamin West, R. A .