Bethlehem Steel Stacks

One of our favorite things to do when searching for an amazing place to travel is going to a location that has the combination of scenery, history, and walking areas. We found all of that and more in Bethlehem Pennsylvania.

Bethlehem Steel Stacks
Bethlehem Steel Stacks

Pennsylvania, and especially Bethlehem, was a very booming center of trade and industry during the industrial revolution in the United States. Bethlehem was actually the second-largest steel producer in Pennsylvania and was a leader in the American manufacturing leadership. It should also be known that Bethlehem Steel also created the “I-beam” and was utilized in skyscrapers, some of which were used in New York and other major cities. The company was also a major supplier in both World Wars of armor plates and manufactured 1,100 warships. Bethlehem Steel ran from 1857 to 2003.

Bethlehem Steel Stacks

When you walk through the Steel Stacks, you are literally walking through history. On the different parts of the walk ways, you can see areas where the workers at various different time periods etched their names into the metal. When you look at the historical context of this, it like a letter to the future, and when we look at how these individuals changed American history and even efforts in the World Wars, you have to look back and feel grateful for what these people worked hard for.

Bethlehem Pennsylvania
Bethlehem Pennsylvania

In addition to the Steel Stacks, there are so many other opportunities to explore in Bethlehem Pennsylvania. If you want a more in depth historical overview of Bethlehem The National Museum of Industrial History is an amazing place to visit. The town also has a great shopping district, casino (Wind Creek Bethlehem), Musikfest, and Christkindlmarkt one of the best holiday markets in the U.S.

Bethlehem Pennsylvania
Bethlehem Pennsylvania

Let me know in the comments if you have also visited Bethlehem Pennsylvania, and what you thought of it. Also remember to click that subscribe button and have an amazing day!

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-For Additional Reading

If you are traveling to the Pennsylvania region, and are interested in learning about its history, a really amazing resource is the book “Pennsylvania A History of the Commonwealth” by which is edited by Randall M. Miller and William Pencak. It is so informative, and reviews the history of our state, in addition to the geography, architecture, archaeology, art history, and even stories of folklore and folklife that are specific to this area.

My personal copy of “Pennsylvania A History of the Commonwealth”

I personally recommend this book if you are planning a trip to Pennsylvania, or even if you are just interested in learning about the state in general. If you would like to check it out, click on the link below!

https://amzn.to/3HKyU9D

Another great resource that I think will be a great addition to your travels is “Hiking Waterfalls In Pennsylvania.” It specifically maps out where you can find waterfalls in each area and region of the state. For each waterfall, this book provides maps and directions, trail surface and difficulty, the distance it takes to get to the waterfall, canine compatibility, hiking time, the waterfall height and so much more. I like that there are full-color photos as well of the waterfalls that are provided next to the trail information. This spectacular book provides so much information on Pennsylvania’s gorgeous waterfalls, and shows you where you can find them when you are hiking in our state.

My personal copy of “Hiking Waterfalls In Pennsylvania”

If you are interested in learning more about this book, make sure that you click on the link below!

https://amzn.to/3OnjzPJ

If you would like to check out the full list of travel books that I recommend make sure that you check out this comprehensive guide!

Travel Books I Recommend

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Bethlehem Steel Stacks

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