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Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe
Pennsylvania
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'Aquatint' by Karl Bodmer (1809 - 1893). See: category:Lehigh River This is a view of the Lehigh River south-southeasterly across the so called 'slack water pool' above the lower Lehigh Canal as viewed from the shoreline of East Mauch Chunk* located between Mauch Chunk, (Pennsylvania (Now Jim Thorpe, PA) and upstream Nesquehoning, PA in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. Depicted is the coal barge loading docks and chute terminating the Summit Hill & Mauch Chunk Railroad, which existed over 111 years; converted in the 1890s to solely a tourist and local freight railway, it lasted operating regularly into the years of the Great Depression as the acknowledged world's first roller coaster. This view is generally oriented South, is likely viewed from where the bridge now crosses to the left bank part of the town and clearly visible are the nature of the narrow shelf and 'gap' cut by the Mauch Chunk Creek—both holding the crammed-in buildings of the company town founded by the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company. The knob of Mount Pisgah rising about 1100 feet above the town at it's feet dominates the center right, while the prominent peak left of the water gap is Bear Mountain, an outlier of the Poconos. The upper dam and locks of the Lehigh Canal built and operated by the company as well as the Lehigh Gap (see: water gap) itself are all out of sight (in the distance) at the left-center of the view. From the coal chute, the watercourse bends sharply right as it drops through the gap left of center past the dead tree in the view. by Karl Bodmer is licensed under Public domain
Jim Thorpe is a borough and the county seat of Carbon County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The population was 4,781 at the 2010 census. The town has been called the "Switzerland of America" due to the picturesque scenery, mountainous location, and architecture; as well as the "Gateway to the Poconos." It is in eastern Pennsylvania about 80 miles (130 km) north of Philadelphia and 100 miles (160 km) west of New York City. This town is also historically known as the burial site for the body of Native American sports legend Jim Thorpe.

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How did Pennsylvania earn the grade of B+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Pennsylvania has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Pennsylvania does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are taxes imposed on inheritance. Pennsylvania has an effective property tax rate of 1.55%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Pennsylvania earned its state tax grade of B+.

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