Facts about the state of Pennsylvania

State Flag :

State flower :

Mountian Laural

State Bird :

Ruffed Grouse

State Tree :

Western Hemlock


State Motto :

Virtue, Liberty and Independance

  • Pennsylvania means Penn's woodland.
  • It was named in honor of Admiral William Penn, whose son, William Penn , founded the colony as a haven for members of the Society of Friends , or Quakers, and other religious minorities in 1682.
  • The state is known as the Quaker State.
  • The first street lights in America were installed in Philadelphia around 1757
  • The capital city is Harrisburg.
  • Philadelphia is its largest city.
  • In Frackville, Pennsylvania, a woman filed for divorce because her husband insisted on 'shooting tin cans off of her head with a slingshot.
  • Johnny Weismuller, the olympic swimming winner of the 1920s and the most famous TARZAN was born in WINDBER PENNSYLVANIA

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