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Pennsylvania

Entered the Union: December 12, 1787 (2) Capital: Harrisburg
Origin of Name: In honor of Admiral Sir William Penn, Father of William Penn. It means “Penn's Woodland.”
State Nickname: Keystone State
State Motto: Virtue, Liberty, and Independence
State Flower: Mountain Laurel State Tree: Hemlock
State Animal: White-tailed Deer State Bird: Ruffed Grouse
State Song: "Pennsylvania" State Dog: Great Dane
National Forest: 1 • State Forests: 20 • State Parks: 116 • State Game Lands: 294
Famous For: Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Liberty Bell, Independence Hall
Famous Pennsylvanians: James Buchanan (President), Betsy Ross (Flagmaker), Geore McClellan (General), Louisa May Alcott • Mary Roberts Rinehart • John Updike (Novelists), Samuel Barber, Stephen Foster (Composers), Daniel Boone (Frontiersman), Bill Cosby • Gene Kelly • James Stewart (Actors), Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey (Band Leaders), W.C. Fields (Comedian), Robert Fulton (Inventor), Grace (Princess of Monaco), Reggie Jackson (Baseball), Andrew Mellon (Financier), Arnold Palmer (Golfer), Robert Peary (Explorer), Andrew Wyeth (Painter)

The total area of Pennsylvania is 45,308 sq miles.There are 640 acres in a square mile,so there are 28,997,120 acres!

Leaving The House June 23, 2016 11:24AM 1 of 1

Video of Mountain on Interstate-80 at PA mile marker 182.

 

Clearfield, PA to Pittsburgh, PA 2018

Nanticoke, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Plymouth, Pennsylvania

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania


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