Friday, August 25, 2006

Around Lehigh Valley, PA

Some famous people born in Lehigh Valley:
1) Lee Iacocca, industrialist, entrepreneur & philanthropist
2) Asa Packer, industrialist and founder of Lehigh University
3) Larry Holmes, boxer & World Heavyweight Champion (1978-1985)
4) Karl Stirner, world renowned sculptor
5) George Taylor, signer of the Declaration of Independence
6) The Rock, professional wrestler & actor

Some facts about Lehigh Valley:
1) Historic Bethlehem's Moravian Book Store is the oldest continuously operating bookstore in the USA.
2) Allentown has more acres of park land than any other American city its size.
3) Easton is believed to be the site of the first Christmas tree in the USA.

No comments: