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Pennsylvania State Facts

Posted by on Aug. 3, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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Did you know these facts about Pennsylvania? Do you have any to add?

State Capital- Harrisburg
Admission to Statehood: December 12, 1787 as the 2nd state of the union
Name origin: Founder and his son-WIlliam Penn 
State Motto: Virtue, Liberty and Independence
Area: 46,058 square miles-33rd largest state
Number of Counties: 67
Highest Point: Mt Davies at 3213 feet
Lowest Point: Deleware River at sea level
State Tree: Eastern Hemlock
State Bird: Ruffed Grouse
State Flower: Mountain Laural
State Song: Pennsylvania, lyrics by Eddie Khoury, music by Ronnie Bonner
State Mammal: White-tailed Deer
State Insects: Ladybug and Firefly
State Dog: Great Dane
State Fish: Brook Trout
State Colors: Blue and Gold
 

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TerriC
by Terri on Aug. 9, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Pennsylvania is the first state of the fifty United States to list their web site URL on a license plate.

TerriC
by Terri on Aug. 9, 2012 at 8:37 AM

In 1909 the first baseball stadium was built in Pittsburgh.

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by Terri on Aug. 9, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Hershey is considered the Chocolate Capital of the United States.

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by Terri on Aug. 9, 2012 at 8:38 AM

The first daily newspaper was published in Philadelphia on Sept. 21, 1784.

TerriC
by Terri on Aug. 9, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Drake Well Museum in Titusville is on the site where Edwin L. Drake drilled the world's first oil well in 1859 and launched the modern petroleum industry.

TerriC
by Terri on Aug. 9, 2012 at 8:39 AM

Philadelphia is the site of the first presidential mansion.

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by Terri on Aug. 9, 2012 at 8:40 AM

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

TerriC
by Terri on Aug. 9, 2012 at 8:40 AM

KDKA radio in Pittsburgh produced the first commercial radio broadcast.

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by Terri on Aug. 9, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Originally Bellefonte, a town now with a population of 5,000, was once considered to be Pennsylvania's capital. But Harrisburg was chosen because of the easy navigation on the Susquehanna River.

TerriC
by Terri on Aug. 9, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Punxsutawney citizens are proud to be over shadowed by their town's most famous resident the world-renowned weather forecasting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil. Punxsutawney is billed as the weather capital of the world.

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