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Erie (/ˈɪəri/; EER-ee) is a city on the south shore of Lake Erie and the county seat of Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. Named for the lake and the Native American Erie people who lived in the area until the mid-17th century, Erie is the fourth-largest city in Pennsylvania, as well as the largest city in Northwestern Pennsylvania, with a population of 101,786 at the 2010 census. The estimated population in 2017 had decreased to 97,369. The Erie metropolitan area, equivalent to all of Erie County, consists of 276,207 residents. The Erie-Meadville, PA Combined Statistical Area has a population of 369,331, as of the 2010 Census.

Erie is halfway between the cities of Buffalo, New York, and Cleveland, Ohio, and due north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Erie's manufacturing sector remains prominent in the local economy, though health care, higher education, technology, service industries and tourism are emerging as significant economic drivers. Over four million people visit Erie during summer months for recreation at Presque Isle State Park, as well as attractions such as Waldameer Park.

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Let Erie have her way, and all passengers and freight must change cars before her pie-shops.

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The Bicentennial Tower at the foot of State Street on Dobbins Landing, with the U.S. Brig Niagara

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Shield of Pennsylvania Route 290

Pennsylvania Route 290 (PA 290) is a 9 mile (14 km) long state highway located entirely in the city of Erie, Pennsylvania. The western terminus of the route is at Interstate 79 and Pennsylvania Route 5 in the neighborhood of Dock Junction. The eastern terminus is at Interstate 90 and Pennsylvania Route 430 southeast of downtown in Belleview Heights.

The route is one of the newest in the Pennsylvania state highway system. After being signed in the spring of 2006, PA 290 held the distinction of being the newest state route until Pennsylvania Route 576 opened near Pittsburgh on October 11, 2006.

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Louis W. Bierbauer (September 28, 1865 - January 31, 1926) of Erie, Pennsylvania, was considered a top-notch second baseman in Major League Baseball during the late 1880s and 1890s.

He was a rising star for the Philadelphia Athletics of the American Association before joining many other major leaguers in jumping to the outlaw Players' League for the 1890 season, a league which folded after just the one year of play.

During the off-season settlement, the arbitrators awarded Bierbauer to Pittsburgh of the National League instead of sending him back to Philadelphia, on the grounds that the A's had not reserved him. This produced a schism between the leagues as well as the lasting nickname of the Pittsburgh club: the "Pirates".

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Erie Commodores FC is an American professional soccer team based in Erie, Pennsylvania which competes in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), a nationwide amateur league at the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid. The team plays their home matches at McConnell Family Stadium.

The "Commodores" name alludes to Oliver Hazard Perry, a United States Navy commodore who based his operations at Erie's Presque Isle Bay during the Battle of Lake Erie, a flashpoint in the War of 1812. The "Don't Give up the Ship" motto on the crest also derives from Commodore Perry.

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You are invited to participate in WikiProject Erie, a WikiProject dedicated to developing and improving articles about the City of Erie and the Erie metropolitan area. Please see the Erie WikiProject page for more information

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