Born and raised in Pennsylvania. We reside outside of the city limits of Reading PA. This area had been influenced strongly by the PA Dutch, Amish, and Mennonites, yet a remarkable juxtaposition atop Mt Penn hanging over a cliff, overlooking the city of Reading is the massive 7 story Reading Pagoda landmark. It lights up the skyline and can be seen many miles away.http://www.readingpagoda.com/history.html
Other claims to infamy...defunct Reading Railroad (Monopoly) and was once nicknamed the Pretzel City...wooohooo, and now one of the poorest cities, highest unemployment, and with it highest crime in the USA. Weeee ...
Taylor Swift hails from here and much of the Kate Gosslin (sp?) saga occurred here in all its ... infamy