This Rare Footage In The 1950s Shows Pennsylvania Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Anyone who’s driven across the state knows that Pennsylvanian highways often include tunnels. The tunnels along the Turnpike allow traffic to pass directly underneath the region’s mountainous terrain. The Turnpike itself was first built during the Great Depression, and it was the first of its kind in the country, leading some to call the Pennsylvania Turnpike the “Grandfather of the Modern Highway.” Its tunnels have earned a relative amount of fame throughout the region, for their unique history. The footage below was captured in the 1950s. It showcases each of the Turnpike’s seven tunnels as they looked so many years ago. Why don’t you take a trip down memory lane with us?

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It’s unbelievable how in some ways these places look the same today, yet in others, they are totally different. What do you think?