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Altoona, PA
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By Quentin Clingerman
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Altoona, PA


Altoona, Pennsylvania
Settled on the foothills of Appalachian mountains
Old European flavor
Downtown dominated by the large doomed Catholic cathedral

Imposing white Altoona Hospital atop a hill
Taking care of the extensive surrounding community
Downhome courtesy everywhere
Visitors surely feel welcome here

Route 99, a four lane highway, moves fast through the scenic mountains
From Bedford, Pennsylvania close to the Pennsylvania Turnpike;
Three major highways lead into the city
17th Avenue takes you downtown

Everywhere friendly, helpful people
Maybe it is in the mountain air
Or from the mountain springs
Friendliness is everywhere

In Altoona, Pennsylvania

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Submitted: Sunday, June 23, 2002

Last Updated: Monday, February 2, 2009

About the Poet
I am a retired educator. Now 85 years of age. I live in Maryland. I am the father of three ladies and thirteen grandchildren. Four grandchildren now married. I have two great grandsons, Koi Jon and Quinn Manu and a great granddaughter,Sephira Jade. Poems are an expression of how I think and feel. Variety in either case! I am the founder of WordChimes.com WC originated in February, 2000.

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