Pennsylvaina

The Keystone State

Pennsylvaina State Flag

The first State Flag bearing the State Coat of Arms was authorized by the General Assembly in 1799. During the Civil War, many Pennsylvania regiments carried flags modeled after the U.S. Flag, but substituted Pennsylvania's Coat of Arms for the field of stars. An act of the General Assembly of June 13, 1907, standardized the flag and required that the blue field match the blue of Old Glory.

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Pennsylvaina State Capital

The city of Harrisburg holds about 49,188 residents since 2013.The state capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States, has played a key role in the development of the nation's industrial history, from its origins as a trading outpost to the present. Harrisburg has played a critical role in American history during the Westward Migration, the American Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. Credit to http://www.bing.com/search?q=harrisburg+pa+history&qs=AS&pq=harrisburg+pa+hist&sc=8-18&sp=1&cvid=569C4CC06D124B89B6D3F0A2A3159D4B&FORM=QBRE&ghc=1
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My Time Living in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Scranton is nothing like Bowling Green at all, culture is very different. There isn't a lot of farm land like there is here but, there is still farm land. There was way more things to do then there is here, you could ice skate, go to this big mall, also you could go to football and hockey games.
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Ruffed Grouse

The ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) was designated the official state bird of Pennsylvania in 1931. All State Birds.

Sometimes called the partridge, the ruffed grouse is one of 10 species of grouse native to North America, ranging mostly in regions where snow is an important part of the winter scene (consistently covering the ground from late November to at least late March). The ruffed grouse is a hardy bird which thrives during severe winters that decimate flocks of quail, pheasants, and turkeys. Credit: http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-or-officially-designated-item/pennsylvania/state-bird/ruffed-grouse

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Mountain laurel

The State Flower is the Mountain Laurel, as enacted by the General Assembly on May 5, 1933. The mountain laurel is in full bloom in mid-June, when Pennsylvania's woodlands are filled with its distinctive pink flower.
Credit: http://www.50states.com/flower/pennsylvania.htm
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Eastern Hemlock

Tsuga canadensis, also known as eastern hemlock or Canadian hemlock, and in the French-speaking regions of Canada as pruche du Canada, is a coniferous tree native to eastern North America. It is the state tree of Pennsylvania.

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History of Pennsylvania

One of the original 13 colonies, Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn as a haven for his fellow Quakers. Pennsylvania’s capital, Philadelphia, was the site of the first and second Continental Congresses in 1774 and 1775, the latter of which produced the Declaration of Independence, sparking the American Revolution. After the war, Pennsylvania became the second state, after Delaware, to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In the American Civil War (1861-1865), Pennsylvania was the site of the Battle of Gettysburg,in whichUnion General George Meade defeated Confederate General Robert E. Lee, bringing an end to the Confederacy’s Northern invasion, as well as Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address. Tourists are drawn to Pennsylvania by its monuments to America’s revolutionary history, includingIndependence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Famous Pennsylvanians include patriot and inventor Benjamin Franklin, frontiersman Daniel Boone, painter Mary Cassatt,inventor Robert Fulton and comedian Bill Cosby. Credit: http://www.history.com/topics/us-states/pennsylvania
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Famous People of Pennsylvania

Where do I begin, there are so many people from Pennsylvania. You have musicians, youtubers, historical figures, and even politicians. Here are a few

Physical Characteristics

Almost totally covered by mountains, most of the state is a series of rolling hills, plateaus and ridges, punctuated by valleys.

Over 50% of the land is still covered by forest land and the only lowlands are in the southeast.

The Appalachian Mountains slice through the center of Pennsylvania, with the Allegheny and Pocano Mountains, the state's most significant subranges. The highest point in the state is Mt. Davis, at 3,213 ft.

Pine Creek Gorge - often called the "Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania" - is 50 miles in length, and over 1,000 ft deep in places.

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Agricultural


    Mushrooms rank second, producing 8% of Pennsylvania'stotal agricultural receipts. Corn for grain, hay and soybean crops are also important to the state's agricultural economy. Other field crops grown in the state are wheat, tobacco, and oats.

    Credit: www.netstate.com › pa_economy


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Tourism

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