Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania


Fig. 1. When you get outside urban centers, Pennsylvania is very much a white Christian nationalist kind of place. Photograph by author, January 5, 2023.


Fig. 2. At the “Welcome Center,” a rest stop in West Springfield, Pennsylvania. Photograph by author, April 18, 2019.

This is a complete anathema to me as we do not see this [ubiquitous displays of the Confederate flag] in my southern home state and would rarely see anything like this except in particular areas of my state. I do not have a scientific assessment of data to compare, but I expected no such appearances in Pennsylvania. Granted, my social and professional network back home may drive my experience, but I notice the difference.[1]

Municipalities

News

Sarah Cassi, “$4.2 billion diverted from PennDOT road and bridge repairs to fund state police, new audit reveals,” Easton Express-Times, April 30, 2019, https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/lehigh-county/2019/04/42-billion-diverted-from-penndot-road-and-bridge-repairs-to-fund-state-police-new-audit-reveals.html

Angie Moreschi, “More E-ZPass customers getting $10 penalty charges,” WPXI, June 20, 2022, https://www.wpxi.com/news/local/more-e-zpass-customers-getting-10-penalty-charges/AQFAZMCODJC5JF2ARZJYIMD46U/

Charles D. Allen, “Through a visitor’s eyes: What you say when you fly confederate colors in Pa.,” Pennsylvania Capital-Star, May 17, 2023, https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/through-a-visitors-eyes-what-you-say-when-you-fly-confederate-colors-in-pa-charles-d-allen/

Amy Worden, “Critter crossings: Pa. builds safe road passages for wildlife,” Harrisburg Patriot-News, June 21, 2023, https://www.pennlive.com/news/2023/06/critter-crossings-pa-aims-to-offer-safe-passage-for-bear-and-other-wildlife.html

Adam Ismail, “Pennsylvania Has One Of The Worst Road Signs In The Country And Nobody Ever Talks About It,” Jalopnik, July 4, 2023, https://jalopnik.com/pennsylvania-has-one-of-the-worst-road-signs-in-the-cou-1850595477

Jason Nark, “This rural Pennsylvania utopia is like a spa for the mind,” Philadelphia Inquirer, August 20, 2023, https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/mount-gretna-lebanon-county-pennsylvania-chautauqua-paradise-20230820.html

Henry Savage, “Should we still care about spotted lanternflies in Philly?” Philadelphia Inquirer, August 22, 2023, https://www.inquirer.com/life/outdoors/spotted-lanternfly-invasive-species-philadelphia.html

Ryan Deto, “Spotted lanternflies are swarming Western Pennsylvania,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 23, 2023, https://triblive.com/local/regional/spotted-lanternfly-are-swarming-western-pennsylvania/

Ryan Deto, “Penn State study says spotted lanternflies don’t damage trees, forests,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 14, 2023, https://triblive.com/local/regional/penn-state-study-says-spotted-lanternflies-dont-damage-trees-forests/

John Hayes, “Parasitic wasps, vibrating traps and other ways science is trying to destroy the spotted lanternfly,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 7, 2024, https://www.post-gazette.com/life/outdoors/2024/04/07/spotted-lanternfly-what-scientists-know/stories/202404070041

Patrick Varine, “Copperheads, timber rattlers and the rare Eastern massasauga among Pa.’s venomous snakes,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 31, 2024, https://triblive.com/local/regional/copperheads-timber-rattlers-and-the-rare-eastern-massasauga-among-pa-s-venomous-snakes/

Tim Craig, “‘Too many old people’: A rural Pa. town reckons with population loss,” Washington Post, June 23, 2024, https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2024/06/23/rural-america-shrinking-population-pennsylvania/

  1. [1]Unidentified student, quoted in Charles D. Allen, “Through a visitor’s eyes: What you say when you fly confederate colors in Pa.,” Pennsylvania Capital-Star, May 17, 2023, https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/through-a-visitors-eyes-what-you-say-when-you-fly-confederate-colors-in-pa-charles-d-allen/