Pennsylvania's history!!!!!
This is a picture of the founder of Pennsylvania. His name was William Penn. He named Pennsylvania in honor of his father. He established Pennsylvania as a place where people could enjoy freedom of religion. William Penn
Can you believe that a couple got married in a Philadelphia Dunkin' Donuts!Isn't that sweet?The happy couple is not going to have a wedding cake at their next ceremony, because instead they are going to have a (Dunkin') doughnut tower.Is that even believable to you?What would you have at your wedding ceremony?A wedding cake or a doughnut tower.
Something that is sure to make you jump is that there have been over 10 sightings of a ghost named Fred at the historic State Theater in downtown Easton.The ghost,Fred, was the manager of the theater from 1936-1965 and lived there for a short time. State Theatre First a bank, then the Neumoyer Theatre, the now State Theatre has a rich and wonderful history, and today represents the community's commitment to the arts. The State Theatre was built in 1873 as Northampton National Bank. The massive and elaborate granite beaux art facade was a style used often for commercial and public buildings because of the feeling of confidence and dependability that particular architecture exuded. In 1910, the interior was demolished, but the facade and entrance way were maintained. The building then housed the 500 seat Neumoyer Theatre, home to vaudeville acts and silent films. In 1925 the theatre closed to make way for a new larger theatre designed by Architect William Lee of Philadelphia, and inspired by the Davanzanti Palace of Florence, Italy. Easton, PA 6/1/2013
A famous first of Pennsylvania is that in 1909 the first baseball stadium was built in Pittsburgh. This baseball stadium is now called Forbes Field.
Can you believe that it is illegal for a fortuneteller to tell you where to look for and dig up gold.If you were a fortuneteller would you go against the law and tell them where to look for gold,or would you keep it to yourself and find the gold yourself. I witnessed gold bar production at Austria's Oegussa company and it was impressive to hold something of so much value.
This is the state song of Pennsylvania.The song "Pennsylvania" was adopted as the state song of the Commonwealth on November 19, 1990 by The Pennsylvania General Assembly.It is the official state song of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.It was composed and written Eddie Khoury and Rhonnie Bonner. This is the PA State Song sung in 1988 by the Men's Chorale. Became State Song in 1991.
Did you know that Pennsylvania is sometimes called "The Coal State"? Its sometimes called that because coal mining is one of Pennsylvania's greatest industries.Coal is a type of fossil fuel.It was formed many of years ago before the time of the dinosaurs.The time in which they were formed is called the Carboniferous Period.
Pennsylvania is also sometimes called "The Steel State". This is also another nickname of Pennsylvania because steel is another one of Pennsylvania's great industries. At a steel plant a heat source melts an iron ore in a furnace that go over 1,540 C (2,800 F). Then, molten iron is processed to create steel.
This is a picture of Native Americans.Some of the Native Americans in Pennsylvania were the Erie tribe, Iroquois tribes(especially the Seneca and Oneida tribes), the Lenape tribe, Munsee tribe, Shawnee tribe, and Susquehannock tribe.These Native Americans traveled around the land by canoe or on foot. Even though farming was done, most food was acquired by hunting and gathering.The tribes that migrated to Pennsylvania after Europeans arrived include the Nanticoke tribe.
This is a picture of the declaration of independence.Did you know that the resulting Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia,PA.The Declaration of Independence was made because congress picked a committee to write a declaration explaining why the original thirteen colonies wanted independence.
This is a picture of Betsy Ross sewing the first American flag.The first American flag was sewn some time late in May 1776.After that George Washington became the head of the Continental Army.
This is a picture of slaves. Did you know that Pennsylvania was the first state to put an end to slavery.Pennsylvania made the Gradual Abolition Act in 1780.The Gradual Abolition Act is a law that prohibits further importation of slaves into the state.
This is a picture of sorghum.Sorghum is a plant that is produced in Pennsylvania. Sorghum is a widely cultivated cereal native to warm regions of the Old World. It is a major source of grain and of feed for livestock.Most species of sorghum are native to Australia,with some of them extending to Africa and Mesoamerica and specific islands in the Indians and Pacific Oceans.Sorghum is also a genus of the plants in the grass family.
This is a picture of some of the food that is manufactured by Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania manufactures a lot of processed foods such as beer,bread and cakes,chocolate and cocoa products,cookies and crackers,and sausages and prepared meats.Pennsylvania is also a leader in two things. It is the leading state in the production of canned mushrooms and a leader in the production in ice cream,potato chips,and pretzels.Did you know that Pennsylvania has a state beverage?The state beverage is milk.
Did you know that Pennsylvania has over five major highways?The highways are Interstate 70 (Pennsylvania turnpike,Dwight D. Elsenhower Highway),Interstate 76 (Pennsylvania turnpike,Schuylkill Expressway),Interstate 78 (78th division highway),Interstate 79 (Raymond P. Shafer highway),and Interstate 80 (Keystone Shortway,Z.H. Confair Memorial Highway).
This is a picture of Tom Wolf.Tom Wolf is the governor of Pennsylvania.He was sworn into office on January 20,2015.But he was elected governor on November 4, 2014.
The picture that you see before you represents the government of Pennsylvania.The government of Pennsylvania is composed of three branches:Executive,legislative,and judicial.There are five special assistants to the governor,and they are,Elena Cross,Mike Brunelle,Yesenia Bane,Mark Smith,and David Sweet.
The picture that is held before you is a picture of Harrisburg.Harrisburg is the capital of the common wealth (Pennsylvania).
This is a picture of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.This place is one of the national parks in Pennsylvania.The Delaware Water Gap National Reacreational Area is a 70,000 Acre National park.Many hikers scan the valley from the ridge or peer into the 1,000-foot-deep Water Gap.
This is a picture of the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.The Flight 93 National Memorial is located at the site of the crash of United Airlines Flight 93,which was hijacked in the September 11 attacks.Visitors have left over 60,000 tributes at the memorial and they continue to leave even more tributes there.The address of this memorial is Shanksville,PA 15560.
This is a picture of a city called Hershey in Pennsylvania.This city was named after Milton Hershey.He was the man who invented the Hershey's bar.Milton Hershey died of Pneumonia.If you ever visit Hershey you will find that the street lamps are in the shape of a Hershey's Kiss.

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