This Rare Footage In The 1940s Shows Pennsylvania Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Pennsylvanians all have one thing in common: we all drive the Pennsylvania Turnpike. It doesn’t matter where we live or where we travel in the state; we’ve all driven on the Turnpike at least once in our lives. And, we’ve all probably complained at least once about the continuously increasing rates to drive on Pennsylvania’s best known toll road. This rare footage of Pennsylvania from the 1940s takes us on a journey of the construction of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The cars certainly look much different than their 21st century counterparts, but do other parts of the turnpike look familiar to you?

Here is the Portland Cement Association’s film on the Construction of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which was originally released in 1940:

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What do you think of this rare footage of Pennsylvania? Does seeing all of the hard work that was put into building the turnpike make you appreciate it more than before? Share your thoughts in the comments!