[Daily article] December 3: Union Station (Erie, Pennsylvania)

Union Station is an Amtrak railroad station and commercial building in
downtown Erie in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is the only stop in
Pennsylvania for the Lake Shore Limited, a passenger rail line serving
Chicago, New York City, and Boston. The first railroad station in Erie,
established in 1851, was replaced with a Romanesque Revival-style
building in 1866. Union Station, the first Art Deco depot in the U.S.,
was dedicated on December 3, 1927. Passenger rail service dwindled
after World War II, as air and highway travel increased. The station was
jointly owned and operated by the New York Central and Pennsylvania
railroads, which merged to form Penn Central, and passenger rail service
was transferred to Amtrak in 1971. From 1972 to 1975, even Amtrak
service in Erie was suspended. Union Station was largely neglected and
allowed to decay until the freight management company Logistics Plus
bought it in 2003. Since then, it has been restored and portions re-
purposed as commercial and retail space.

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Today’s selected anniversaries:


War of the Second Coalition: French forces under General Jean
Moreau defeated the Austrians and Bavarians under Archduke John in
Hohenlinden, near Munich, forcing the Austrians to sign an armistice.


At least 22 people were killed and 35 others were injured when
rebelling miners at the Eureka Stockade in Ballarat, Victoria,
Australia, clashed violently with the police and the military.


Himalia, the largest irregular satellite of Jupiter, was
discovered by astronomer Charles Dillon Perrine at the Lick Observatory
in San Jose, California.


The current flag of Singapore was adopted, six months after
Singapore became self-governing within the British Empire.


Jamaican reggae musician Bob Marley survived an assassination
attempt by unknown assailants.

Wiktionary’s word of the day:

1. (uncountable, skiing) Telemark skiing, a method of skiing using the
telemark turn and a binding that only connects the boot to the ski at
the toes.
2. (countable, skiing) A telemark turn.

Wikiquote quote of the day:

  An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality,
invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.
–Joseph Conrad

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