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.Know More
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
The first road map of Pennsylvania was made by Christopher Colles in 1789. It was part of a U.S. road atlas that showed connecting roads between various cities. Later, in 1796, Abraham Bradley made a large map of the United States that included a more detailed overview of Pennsylvania.Full Answer >
The Pike County Correctional Facility in Pennsylvania has a physical address at 175 Pike County Blvd., Lords Valley, Pa. The jail operates office hours from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, as of October 2014. The public calls the building at (570) 775-5500. The correctional center houses 375 beds for male and female inmates.Full Answer >
There is a place known as Springfield in 35 of the 50 states. Springfield is not a place name that exists in all 50 states.Full Answer >
The 10 largest U.S. cities are New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia; then, Phoenix, San Diego, San Antonio, Dallas and San Jose. The list is according to 2013 population estimates derived by the U.S. Census Bureau.Full Answer >