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TAKE A RIDE THROUGH HISTORY ON THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE

 HARRISBURG, Pa., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you know why Pittsburgh has an "h" at the end, while all other "burgs" in Pennsylvania do not?
 How many bridges are on the entire Pennsylvania Turnpike System? When did the first official Mummers' Day Parade take place? You'll find the answer to these and many other questions in the "Ride with Me" audio cassette tape.
 Produced by RWM Associates in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Marketing Department, the tape tells not only the history of the Turnpike, but also points out the important safety features of the Turnpike.
 Packed with history, trivia and clever anecdotes, the 90-minute tape declares that when the Turnpike opened in 1940, "Our view of time and distance was changed forever." It then goes back in time to identify the force that created in Pennsylvania the age of the Interstates.
 Not only does the listener receive a thorough and interesting commentary on the rich history of Pennsylvania, but also hears how Harry Turman was once pulled over by the Pennsylvania State Police for reckless driving. Along with important safety information, such as proper procedures in the event of car trouble and how to use the call boxes, listeners will also learn about several "Little Pikers" who were born on the Turnpike.
 Other tapes in the 22-program "Ride with Me" series run east to west or north to south and are generally keyed to roadside milepost markers. The Turnpike tape, however, can be followed at any point on the highway, because it does not use milepost reference points. Instead, it focuses on the evolution of the Turnpike itself as much as on the area through which it passes.
 Whether listening on the road or in a favorite armchair, anyone who hears "Ride with Me" on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will gain a lasting appreciation for the road that changed America forever. The tape can be purchased at a cost of $9.95 plus $2.50 in shipping and handling. Orders should be addressed to RWM Associates, Dept. K, P.O. Box 1324, Bethesda, Md., 20817. Telephone orders may be placed by calling 800-752-3195.
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 /CONTACT: Sally Grant Branca of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, 717-939-9551/


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