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We’re not the only Scotia in the U.S., and this summer I happened to drive by the one in Pennsylvania. It’s very close to the town of State College, in the central part of the state.

It was founded in the 1880s by Andrew Carnegie to mine iron ore. He named it after his native Scotland. The mining business ended in the 1920s, but was revived for a short while around WW2. It was abandoned and is now state land known as PA State Game Lands #173.

Above is what it looks like today.

To learn more, you might enjoy these articles:

A Ghost Town in Happy Valley

Scotia Trails and History Map

http://pabook2.libraries.psu.edu/palitmap/Scotia.html