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12.07.2016

A Postcard View of Historic Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, PA

This weekend's PIAA, Pennsylvania State High School Championship games take place in Hersheypark Stadium. This east versus west championship is always a special time of the year in the state. The fruits of the efforts and dreams of many high school student football athletes are played out every year in these games. Hersheypark Stadium is the historic venue for these title games and taking in some December football in this venue is exhilarating and breathtaking. The following championship games will be played this weekend:
1A: Bishop Guilfoyle Vs Clairton
2A Southern Columbia Vs Steel Valley
3A Middletown Vs Beaver Falls
4A Imhotep Vs Cathedral Prep
5A Archbishop Wood Vs. Harrisburg
6A St. Joe's Prep Vs Pittsburgh Central Catholic
Postcard from my personal collection
Here is a postcard view of a venue that was the last building completed during Milton Hershey's Great Building Campaign of the 1930s. In the depths of the Great Depression, Milton wanted to reinvest the fortunes of his company into creating employment for workers during the desperate times of the Depression. These projects included the Hotel Hershey, Hershey Gardens, Hersheypark Arena, and more. Countless high school football state championship games, concerts, and more, in addition to holding a birthday bash for President Dwight Eisenhower in 1953, have been held at the stadium. This was one of the last major projects that Milton would get to see in his vision of a model company town before his death just six years later. This is a special venue and awesome place to take in an event. If you go for a game, be sure to go visit Hershey's Chocolate World and take in Hersheypark's Christmas Candy Lane.  

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