Pennsylvania General Info

Pennsylvania General Info
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Pennsylvania State Guide

By Lauren Ayube

Pennsylvania is a state full of history, amazing parks, and more! Take a trip with students as they learn all about this interesting state. Students will enjoy learning all about Pennsylvania, and why it is such a great place to live and visit.




Pennsylvania State Guide

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  • FAMOUS CITIZEN
  • CITIES
  • Pittsburgh
  • Erie
  • Harrisburg
  • Scranton
  • Philadelphia
  • Allentown
  • STATE MOTTO and NICKNAME
  • Famous author Louisa May Alcott was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1832. Alcott's most well known novel is Little Women, which she wrote in 1868.
  • The capital of Pennsylvania is Harrisburg. Some other major cities include Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, and Scranton.
  • Pennsylvania's nickname is the Keystone State. Its motto is, Virtue, Liberty, and Independence. Pennsylvania got its name from William Penn, an English Quaker who is known as the founder of the colony.
  • Virtue, Liberty,and Independence
  • DATE OF STATEHOOD
  • State Name
  • STATE TREE, FLOWER, and BIRD
  • MUST SEE TOURIST SPOT
  • Pennsylvania was the 2nd state to be admitted into statehood on December 12, 1787.
  • Pennsylvania's state tree is the Eastern Hemlock. Its state flower is the Mountain Laurel and its state bird is the Ruffed Grouse.
  • Independence National Historical Park is a very popular Philadelphia tourist attraction. It is one of America's most historic areas, as it is home to the Liberty Bell, and Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776.
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