15 Terrific Main Street Towns in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic USA

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By: Malerie Yolen-Cohen, Contributor

Huntingdon PA. Every Thursday from mid-June to mid-August – you can take a historic walking tour of the town that gave us the “Blair Tablet,” notebooks with pages adhered together by wallpaper glue that just happened to be Mark Twain’s favorite writing paper. Lately, artists have been moving here – from as far away as Arizona - for cheap rents and like-minded creatives. One of Huntingdon’s biggest success stories is the Thompsons Candle Company, based here. Twenty years ago, Angie Thompson started making “super scented” candles in her garage. Now these fragrant flickering beauties, some in the shape of frosted cakes, are sold all over the world.