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Secret Philadelphia: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure

Secret Philadelphia: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure

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Title: Secret Philadelphia: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure
Author: Mary Dixon Lebeau
Size: 6 x 9
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 208
ISBN9781681061344

History and hermits. Museums and murals. Graveyards and churches and plenty of cheesesteak. These are the secrets of Philadelphia. They reveal a city of curious contradiction, one with a rich history dating back to 1682 but also with an eye on the future.

Come for the Liberty Bell­—millions do—but stay for the secrets uncovered in Secret Philadelphia: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure. Journey to the places you’ve never heard of and back to those old haunts you thought you knew, but never like this.

Discover where you can . . .

  • Enter through a gate full of artistic hands
  • Peruse art between arrivals and departures
  • Throw a penny on a Founding Father’s grave (and learn why you should)
  • Sample a sandwich on both sides of the street
  • Learn how 19th-century surgeries were performed
  • Explore the cell where Al Capone paid his debt to society
  • Discover the cave of the first doomsday cult
  • Come face to face with the bird that inspired two famous authors
  • Follow the footsteps of famous boxers—both real and fictional
  • Encounter the real heroes of the Revolution
  • Greet neighbors in the oldest neighborhood in the country
  • Roam through dinosaurs and walk away with a butterfly
  • See slides of Einstein’s brain

From the festive fantasy of the Mummers to the disturbing reality of the Mütter, Philadelphia is a city with stories to tell. Uncover your own favorites in the pages of Secret Philadelphia.

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