0143. The heaven for Zippo enthusiasts (USA 071--new)

Bradford Travel Blog

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As I near this little isolated town nestled in the hills of northwest Pennsylvania, I start seeing these big signs "Zippo Museum Ahead". 

 Yep, Bradford is the World Zippo Headquarters, and proud of it!  In an otherwise sleepy little town, the Headquarters is lit up with flashing lights like a big old casino!

 So if you're REALLY into Zippo lighters--you must make a pilgrimage here at some point in your lifetime!

 While I strum my guitar in a little plaza, a fellow stops by to chat.  Incidentally, he was a black fellow with a white girlfriend--the last thing I'd expect to see in an upstate, redneck Pennsylvania town... I actually found it to be quite refreshing to realize that the small town stereotypes aren't always true... He says that he was a musician as well and told me of a couple of bars in the area that have live music...

 Maybe I'll come back to Bradford someday. Maybe.

Maybe even visit the Zippo Museum...

But for now, I’ve got to get back to Mechanicsburg and the Real World.  It’s been a very fun three days—and I’m really glad that I’ve managed to take my music project all the way to Canada…

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