|The Emmett Lee Dickinson Museum||
The world-famous "WASHERST" sign sits high above Dickinson Lake in historic Washerst, Pennsylvania, the birthplace of America's greatest poet, Emmett Lee Dickinson (Emily Dickinson's third cousin, twice removed -- at her request). The sign was, of course, the inspiration for the "HOLLYWOOD" sign.
From Dorothy Dawe, chair of the Dickinson Organization of Poetry Enthusiasts:
We at DOPE and the Emmett Lee Dickinson Museum are pleased as punch that Washerst, PA, the birthplace of Emmett Lee Dickinson (Emily Dickinson's third cousin, twice removed -- at her request), was named by The New York Times as one of 52 places to visit in 2020!
The world-renowned Washerst Dry Cleaning Academy, the city’s premier post-graduate training center in the laundry sciences, will re-open later this year after a billion-dollar renovation, in South Washerst, a longtime industrial neighborhood turned urban hot spot.
For outdoor enthusiasts, the magnificent Dickinson Lake offers hours of lazy rafting, a rarity within an American city.
For more on what Washest has to offer, click HERE and HERE.
A poetry log for the Emmett Lee Dickinson Museum (above the coin-op Laundromat on Dickinson Boulevard in historic Washerst, Pennsylvania).