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Located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the Steamtown National Historic Site celebrates the history of steam locomotives and their role in shaping America's development in the 19th and early 20th centuries. A visit to the National Historic Site allows visitors to the "Feel the heat from the firebox." Visitors to the website will have a slightly different experience, but it remains a great way to learn about the history of steam locomotives. In the History & Culture area, visitors can learn about the history of the historic site and the locomotives, and also read the complete text of "Steam Over Scranton: The Locomotives of Steamtown." Visitors shouldn't miss the Photos & Multimedia area. Here they can view a range of photos, take 360-degree tours of attractions, including the history museum and the visitor center, and watch a number of videos of the trains in operation. Finally, the For Teachers area includes lesson plans and other activities that can be used in conjunction with a visit to the site.

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  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Technology

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    NSDL,Social studies -- Technology and civilization,Social studies -- Technology,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120928105051024T,Social studies,Technology,Social Sciences,NSDL_SetSpec_internetscout

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    English

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