Pennsylvania has a very colorful history that includes dozens of important events, people, places and foods. To list them all in a single answer is virtually impossible. Pennsylvania has made considerable contributions to the shaping of the United States.Continue Reading
The First Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia in 1774, as did three sessions of the Second Continental Congress, plus two additional ones in other parts of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania was where the Declaration of Independence was signed. It was also one of the first capitals of the United States. Benjamin Franklin lived in Pennsylvania as did William Penn, Ezra Pound, Louisa May Alcott, Andy Warhol, Kevin Bacon, Ken Griffey Jr. & Sr. and literally dozens of other American household names.
Hershey, the famous chocolate factory, is in Pennsylvania. The Liberty Bell is also in Pennsylvania. It is home to one of the oldest taverns in America that is still in operation. It is said that Paul Revere stopped in for some refreshment during his midnight ride to warn of the impending arrival of the British. Pennsylvania has also given Americans the cheese steak and scrapple. When it comes to sports, Pennsylvania has some of the top teams and most faithful fans in the country. It is also home to some of the top universities in the country.Learn more about United States
There are 67 counties in the state of Pennsylvania, located in the Northeastern United States of America. Lackawanna County became the 67th Pennsylvanian county in 1878.Full Answer >
The state nickname of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania is "The Keystone State." It is derived from Pennsylvania's central position among the original 13 colonies and its importance to the economical, political and social development of the United States: Pennsylvania was the second state admitted to the Union.Full Answer >
Mechanicsburg is a borough located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. The borough was incorporated in 1828, and as of the 2010 US census, has a population of approximately 8,981. Mechanicsburg holds many historical railroad sites such as Passenger Station, Union Church and The Stationmaster's House.Full Answer >
Luther Ford in Homer City, Pennsylvania is located at 3629 Route 119 Hwy South. Luther Ford is a short drive from the towns of Punxsutawney and Greensburg. It is approximately 1 hour east of Pittsburgh, about 52 miles away, and 1 hour west of Altoona, about 59 miles away.Full Answer >