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Pennsylvania : A Portrait of the Keystone State

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Pennsylvania : A Portrait of the Keystone State

Michael P. Gadomski

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Discover every corner of Pennsylvania, from the place where the United States began to the shores of Lake Erie to the first-class city of Pittsburgh, historic Scranton, and the rural farmland, forestland, and small towns in between. Visit Pennsylvania’s historic sites, which are also the nation’s historic sites because so many important events took place here. View the birthplace of the only US president from Pennsylvania, trees over 450 years old, the place where oil was first discovered, the peaceful Amish countryside, historic colonial buildings, and modern metropolitan cities. Through striking images and detailed captions, join the photographer on a journey of one of the country’s most significant and diverse states.

Size: 9″ x 9″ | 125 color photos | 112 pp
ISBN13: 9780764351075 | Binding: hard cover


Michael P. Gadomski is a third-generation Pennsylvania native. In addition to working as a Pennsylvania state park ranger and naturalist for more than 25 years, he has been a freelance writer and photographer for nearly 40 years. His articles have appeared in publications such as the New York Conservationist and Highlights for Children. His photography has been published worldwide in books, calendars, greeting cards, advertisements, interpretive displays, and magazines. He is the photographer of six previously published coffee table books: Wild Pennsylvania: A Celebration of Our State’s Natural Beauty; Philadelphia: Portrait of a City; The Catskills: A Photographic Portrait; Reserves of Strength: Pennsylvania’s Natural Landscape; Pittsburgh: A Renaissance City; and The Poconos: Pennsylvania’s Mountain Treasure. His website is: