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Pa. Town To Ring In New Year With Giant Nail

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Pennsylvania was once the national capital of nails. A census report in 1810 said Pennsylvanians made nine pounds of nails for each person in the state. This New Year's Eve a 200-year-old Pennsylvania town is celebrating. Never mind the ball drop in Times Square, West Fairview will drop a seven-foot-tall nail. The Sentinel reports other towns celebrate by dropping a button, a pickle and a giant pair of yellow pants.

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