50 Facts About Pennsylvania State You Might Not Know Story

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Introduction

50 Facts About Pennsylvania State You Might Not Know Story

Some facts about Pennsylvania state are that it is home to Independence Hall, where the...

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Fun Facts About Pennsylvania

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The Keystone State is one of Pennsylvania's nicknames

Keystone is an architectural term that refers to the stone in the center of an...

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The first public zoo in the US was the Philadelphia Zoo

The zoo opened on July 1st, 1874. It was signed into existence on March 21st...

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The Pittsburgh Steelers team was founded in 1933

It was founded by Arthur J. Rooney, and it was the 7th NFL franchise to...

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In 1943, Pennsylvania was home to the NFL team, the Steagles

The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles merged during this season since both teams had...

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The name Pennsylvania comes from Latin

"Penn" comes from William Penn, who founded the colony. He wanted to name it after...

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This state has many well-known foods, like the Philly Cheesesteak

The Philly Cheesesteak was made in Philadelphia in the 1930s by two brothers who ran...

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The chocolate capital of the US is in Pennsylvania

A fun fact about Pennsylvania is that the chocolate capital of the US is located...

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The first American piano was built here

It was designed and built in Philadelphia by Charles Albrecht in 1789. It was a...

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The longest stone arch bridge in the world is the Rockville Bridge

The bridge opened on March 30th, 1902, and it was built as part of the...

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Many famous people come from Pennsylvania

One of the favorite fun facts for Pennsylvania natives is that there are many famous...

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The Crayola headquarters is in Lehigh Valley, PA

Over three billion crayons are made in Pennsylvania every year. Along with the crayon factory...

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Lake Erie borders this state

On the northwestern Pennsylvania border between New York and Ohio is Lake Erie. Within the...

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James Buchanan was born here

He was the 15th president of the United States, and he served from 1857 to...

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Daniel Boone was born in Pennsylvania

He was born on November 2nd, 1734, in Oley Valley, Pennsylvania, and he is best...

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Carnegie Mellon University is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1900. In 1913, Andrew and Richard...

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Interesting Facts About Pennsylvania

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Benjamin Franklin spent a lot of time here

He moved to Philadelphia when he was 17 years old to work as a printer...

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During the Civil War, Pennsylvania was a key Union state

More than 360,000 people from Pennsylvania fought during the war, most between 1862 and 1863...

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The Upper Delaware River is on the northeast border of this state

The river also borders New York, and its total length is 73.4 miles (118 kilometers)...

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The Pennsylvania state motto is "Virtue, Liberty, and Independence"

The motto was adopted by the state in 1875, although there were variations of the...

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Pennsylvania does not only have two places worth visiting

A common misconception about Pennsylvania is that its two biggest cities are the only interesting...

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The state fish of Pennsylvania is the brook trout

The brook trout is native to Pennsylvania and is actually the only trout that is...

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It's a major producer of oil

Edwin L. Drake started drilling oil in Pennsylvania in 1859. The state produced more than...

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The state bird of Pennsylvania is the ruffed grouse

The bird has ruffs on its neck, which is where its name comes from. The...

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The Pennsylvania state flower is the mountain laurel

The mountain laurel grows on shrubs, and is quite easy to spot in nature. It...

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The Pennsylvania state animal is the white-tailed deer

White-tailed deer were important to the Native Americans as they would hunt them for food...

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Historical Facts About Pennsylvania

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Independence Hall in Philadelphia was built in 1732

Independence Hall was originally called the Pennsylvania State House. One of the interesting facts about...

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The Liberty Bell is here

The bell used to be in the tower at the Pennsylvania State House but is...

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William Penn founded the colony of Pennsylvania

He was born in 1644 in London, England, and joined the Quakers. He was expelled...

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The American flag was created in this state

At least, it was believed to be, even though its exact birthplace and creators are...

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Gettysburg was home to an important battle during the Civil War

One of the key pieces of Civil War information about Pennsylvania is that It was...

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It had the second most people serving in World War II

The only state which sent more people to fight was New York. More than 1.17...

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Pennsylvania passed the Gradual Abolition of Slavery Act in 1780

One of the sad Pennsylvania history facts is that instead of outlawing slavery completely immediately...

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Cool Facts About Pennsylvania

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It is home to the first complete tyrannosaurus

The tyrannosaurus rex, or t-rex, was found in 1902. It was moved to its current...

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The first computer was created in Pennsylvania

It was made at the University of Pennsylvania, and it was announced on February 14th...

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The first daily newspaper was published here

The Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser was first published in 1784, and it was published...

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This state is one of the original thirteen colonies

Many Europeans came to Pennsylvania thanks to the religious freedom that they were promised by...

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Pennsylvania's state dog is the Great Dane

These dogs were important in the times before Pennsylvania became a state, as they were...

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Its state amphibian is the Eastern Hellbender

The eastern hellbender is the largest species of salamander in all of North America. They...

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Pennsylvania Dutch is a language still spoken today

The language is a German dialect, which combines High German, English, and a variety of...

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Weird Facts About Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania is home to Punxsutawney Phil

Every year on Groundhog Day, which is February 2nd, Punxsutawney Phil pops out of his...

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It is the only original colony not touching the Atlantic Ocean

All the other colonies have at least some of their eastern border touching the ocean...

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Pennsylvania is bordered by six states and one lake

Lake Erie borders the northeastern part of the state. From Lake Erie going clockwise, the...

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It is not a dry state

However, there are some dry municipalities. The state actually banned the sale of alcohol in...

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This state is home to the first baseball stadium

Forbes Field opened on June 30th, 1909, with 30,388 fans coming to watch the Pittsburgh...

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A small part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain is here

It runs through the very southeastern tip of the state in the same area as...

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Important Facts about Pennsylvania

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It has the second-largest Amish population in the US

The total Amish population in North America is around 350,000 people. Over 23% of these...

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Pennsylvania was the second state added to the Union

It was added as a state on December 12th, 1787. This was just five days...

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The capital of Pennsylvania is Harrisburg

Harrisburg is in the southeastern part of the state, just 105 miles (169 kilometers) west...

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Its population is 12.9 million people

The biggest city is Philadelphia, with a population of 1.6 million people. Philadelphia is significantly...

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Native Americans still live here today

There are no federally recognized tribes in the state. However, there are more than 12,000...

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