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(WCCO)   Biglerville, PA celebrates its 100th anniversary 36 years after its 50th anniversary after clerical error discovered   ( divider line
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2003-05-28 10:51:55 AM  
Good, and you?
2003-05-28 10:52:02 AM  
So does that mean that they are one hundred and thirty six fifty-ish years old?

/Refuses to do the math
2003-05-28 10:53:49 AM  
150th anniversery.

2003-05-28 10:53:51 AM  
alright! let's hear it for new math!
2003-05-28 10:53:56 AM  
PA rednecks -- must be coal mines out there!
2003-05-28 10:54:44 AM  
Headline's wrong then, isn't it?

/knows better
2003-05-28 10:56:06 AM  
No no I could feel that on my back, you forgot to carry the 1.

~End Simpsons quote
2003-05-28 10:56:09 AM  
Well, happy bicentennial Biglerville.
2003-05-28 10:56:46 AM  
Did any Amish people read this online?
2003-05-28 10:57:28 AM  
05-28-03 10:53:56 AM Dmp9135
central pa isn't really coal country. the economy there is pretty much fueled by agriculture, and probably a healthy dab of moonshine.
2003-05-28 10:58:25 AM  
I built monorails in Biglerville and Adaville and it sure put them on the map!
2003-05-28 10:59:55 AM  

Nah they're to busy writing those Amish computer virus letters.
2003-05-28 11:01:09 AM  
It's no wonder all the road signs are screwed up in PA.

I can't tell you how much it bothers me when I pass a sign saying 15 miles to a destination, only to read a sign 5 miles down the road saying 14 or 15 miles left to that same destination. PA is the only state crappy enough to hire idiots to make signs.
2003-05-28 11:02:30 AM  
Headline is correct. Read the article.
2003-05-28 11:08:46 AM  
Redtail, headline is about 100 years off. Directly from the article : This small town in central Pennsylvania recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding -- 36 years after celebrating its 150th.

Seeing as the headline says 50th, and not 150th, I'd say you might want to take your own advice and read the article. :)
2003-05-28 11:10:54 AM  
Oh, and Leeds, please don't be so arrogant as to assume that PA has a monopoly in road sign stupidity. ;-P
2003-05-28 11:11:56 AM  
You'll be happy to know Leeds that they are also renumbering the exits on the PA Turnpike. Note that mile markers ALREADY existed (hell, they even had tenths marked). Still, it's good to know us Pennsylbamans are good at math.
2003-05-28 11:13:52 AM  
I live just north of Biglerville. Their high school mascot is the "Canner." That's right kids, it is a huge fluffy can or bottle or something like that. I guess since they have these canning factories down there. Bizarre.
2003-05-28 11:17:01 AM  
Here in Alpena we have road signs that say,


no really.. we do.. it scares me to think that people need this
2003-05-28 11:19:33 AM  
In a strange turn of events today farkers across the world have begun to actually read articled before posting them. No one is sure who is behind this breakthrough idea, maybe we will never know.
2003-05-28 11:24:51 AM  
Amazingly, the town doesn't look a day over 40 !

(hopes someone in that town will sleep with me)

2003-05-28 11:29:24 AM  
In other news, Pennsylvannia town not very good at math...
2003-05-28 11:34:20 AM  
Maybe the town is just like Punxsutawney and they repeated a lot of days.
2003-05-28 11:34:42 AM  
See what happens when you use the metric system?
2003-05-28 11:42:36 AM  
D'oh. I looked at the headline and saw "150" there, not "50". Even after reading the article. Oh well.
2003-05-28 11:45:53 AM  
2003-05-28 11:46:28 AM  
Didn't I see the Fark personals girl on the Onion personals too? Hmm...
2003-05-28 12:26:06 PM  
I have seen some pretty bad road signs in upstate New York too. Now I don't which is worse, that I grew up in upstate NY or that I now live in central PA ;)
2003-05-28 12:30:04 PM  
"The metric system of the devil. I get 40 rods to the hog's head and thats the way I likes it"
2003-05-28 12:50:12 PM  
How the hell does this happen, anyway? I don't believe that in 1967, when they had the 150th aniversary party, there wasn't one person who was 90 years old or so that said "Hey, I was 13 when you founded this place. That wasn't 150 years ago!"

It's not like they're looking at 400 years here. It was 67 years. Someone, somewhere, must have known they were making fools of themselves.
2003-05-28 01:28:03 PM  
At least it's not Centralia...
2003-05-28 02:30:05 PM  

Why are my feet hot and why does everything smell like sulfur?
2003-05-28 02:30:07 PM  
Hey Billy D Goat, where might you be from, Mt. Holly? Boiling Springs? Newville? Just wondering - I'm from Carlisle. It's kinda cool to know that there are other farkers in your area, especially since I'm reading this in France of all places.

In any case, I think your interpretation of their HS mascot is correct. Everytime I drive down there on 34 I get passed by tractor-trailers from Musselman's or Motts, or whatever.

The apple harvest festival's pretty cool, though. I'd reccomend checking that out at least once.
2003-05-28 02:30:53 PM  
I'm a Mechanicsburg native, if anyones interested....
2003-05-28 02:48:58 PM  
Not that anyone cares, but I am from Camp Hill :)
2003-05-28 02:55:39 PM  
Ok, Chrisaxp, I am having a brain episode....I also lived in the town between camp hill and New Cumberland, its like one road behind the Farmer's Market....the whole "town" is like three streets total...and I can't for the life of me remember the name...I lived there for a year and half...any idea what I'm talking about?

/going senile
2003-05-28 03:04:40 PM  
Going to be moving to Mt. Holly Springs pretty soon. Is this the sort of stupidity that I should expect in PA?
2003-05-28 04:14:39 PM  
Etihod: I think you would be talking of Lemoyne, that is where I live now.
2003-05-28 04:39:18 PM  
YES! Lemoyne. How silly of me to forget! Don't you hate it when that happens? Ah yes, Lemoyne...good times, good times..Ever check out the german grocery near the Uni-Mart? GOod stuff...I wonder if its still there....
2003-05-28 04:48:40 PM a word, yes. ;)

All sarcasm aside, however, Mount Holly is a cute little town running mostly in a strip along route 34. The borough itself consists mostly of houses, though there are also quite a few churches mixed in along the way (welcome to Central PA), as well as a nice little old library and a long-defunct movie theatre. Near the southern end of the town is a resturant specializing in "game" foods such as rattlesnake, alligator, buffalo, etc.
It constantly gets made fun of by the Carlislians (All kids from both places go to HS in Carlisle) as 'hickville' but that's pretty much the standard adolescent BS; quite a few college professors live there and commute to Carlisle to teach. Sadly, many of the farms and fields that once surrounded it are being sold off to developers, especially in South Middleton Township, where in recent years $100k houses have started sprouting up like tumors along what once were extrordinarily beautiful bike routes.

The cultural oddities of its inhabitants are a running joke among many central PA residents, and can often seem downright WEIRD to newcomers, but after a while you get used to them. In that respect, it's probably not too different from anywhere else.

Nevertheless, when people ask where I'm from, I always make sure to specify that though I was born there, my parents' families are from entirely different parts of the country ;)
2003-05-28 04:51:04 PM  
Ethoid: Let's not forget that Wormleysburg, the town with the weirdest name EVER, is also in that general area :)
2003-05-28 04:55:28 PM  
And Shiremanstown...thats a good one a child I was always looking for Hobbits there...turns out they're just old people.

/ I kinda miss Central PA
2003-05-28 05:38:02 PM  
headline should read 150 instead of 50. with so many typos and story dupes i am amazed that people pay for totalfark. i am starting to not be satisified with fark, even for free.
2003-05-28 06:05:10 PM  
Etihod: never been to the german place. It is still there, though.
2003-05-28 06:10:16 PM  
I gotta admit that living in central PA is a very nice place to live. And better than where I grew up in New York, lets just say my high school was kindergarten thru 12th grade in one building and my graduating class was roughly 70 people.
2003-05-28 11:00:06 PM  
Guess I missed out on this thread, it's looking mostly dead.

/the part of suburbia stuck between Mechanicsburg and Camp Hill, but originally from Baltimore
2003-05-28 11:50:53 PM  
That is farking funny as farking hell, but lets get our taglines straight people!!!
2003-05-29 12:46:24 AM  
If you like Spanish speaking migrant orchard pickers from Mexico, then Biglerville is the place for you. But hey, Biglerville has a 7-11.

/Gettysburg farker, 5 miles from Biglerville
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