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- The Pennsylvania Colony is on the Atlantic coast of North America. You can get fish and food to eat really easy. William Penn founded the Pennsylvania Colony. King Charles the II is the one that told William Penn to name it the Pennsylvania colony.
- Year Founded: 1682 by William Penn and others, at Philadelphia
- Major Towns / Cities: Philadelphia, Lancaster, York
- Flax and hemp farms were established in the Middle Colonies furthering the textiles industry
- In 1682 William Penn (1644 - 1718) lands at New Castle, Delaware
- The Middle Colonies were the big food producing region that included corn and wheat and livestock including beef and pork. Other industries included the production of iron ore, lumber, textiles, furs and shipbuilding
- Pennsylvania was often referred to as a breadbasket colony because it grew so many crops, especially wheat.
- wheat was ground into flour in flour mills then shipped to England.
- Good farmland, timber, furs and coal. Iron ore was a particularly important natural resource
- Exported agricultural products and natural resources but were also able to manufacture iron ore products such as plows, tools, kettles, locks, nails and large blocks of iron which they exported to England
- By 1775 Pennsylvania was governed as a proprietary colony