Did you know?
What American environmentalist was known as the "Father of Forestry" in Pennsylvania and established the Mont Alto Forestry School?
Joseph Rothrock is the man! Rothrock was a leader in conservation and reforestation with a primary goal. to preserve, protect and propagate the forest. Rothrock was appointed commissioner of forestry in Pennsylvania in 1895. He opened the Pennsylvania School of Forestry at Mont Alto in 1903. The school is now the Penn State Mont Alto campus in the heart of the South Mountain region.
Welcome to Franklin County, situated along I-81, just over the Mason-Dixon line in PA. With reasonable lodging rates and 1300 hotel rooms, Franklin County’s convenient location along with rich history, year-round recreation, and charming small towns makes it a must-see, must-stay on your next travel itinerary.
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