Five Reasons Philadelphia is Just That Awesome!
Happy Friday, Philadelphia!
Here’s your Philly 5 Friday… FIVE reasons why Philadelphia is just that awesome!
The Academy of Natural Sciences is the OLDEST natural history institution in the western hemisphere.
The Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center was the FIRST cancer hospital in the nation.
- Philadelphia has led the way in the art of celebrating: the FIRST birthday of our country (July 4th), the FIRST Thanksgiving Day Parade (1920), the FIRST city to adopt the Mother’s Day proposal (1908) and the FIRSTand only city to enjoy the sounds of the Philadelphia Mummers, dating back to the late 1700’s!
Jewelers’ Row, located along Sansom Street between 7th & 8th Streets and on 8th Street between Chestnut and Walnut, is the nation’s OLDEST and second largest diamond district.
Wanamaker’s (now Macy’s), located at Broad & Chestnut Streets,was the nation’s FIRST department store.
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