Come to Pennsylvania!
The Breadbasket Awaits You!
Who Founded Pennsylvania and Why?
William Penn received a charter from King Charles II for what is now mostly Pennsylvania. William wanted to find a place where Quakers and other religions could live in peace from religious persecution. Another reason that Penn founded Pennsylvania was because of the profit from land sales.
Pennsylvania is called the Bread Basket because of all the food it produces. Some of the most common resources that we produce are cattle, fish, grain, rum, iron, lumber, wheat and furniture. We also make paper, textiles, barley, oats, and rye. Most of all we have more than enough resources to last a whole winter!
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