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.
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
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 >
New York City's Central Park is 843 acres with a perimeter of 6 miles. It extends north to south from 110th Street to 59th Street and east to west from 5th Avenue to 8th Avenue. Central Park was the first landscaped public park in the United States.Full Answer >
Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota and Wisconsin are the states that border the state of Michigan. It is also bordered by the Great Lakes.Full Answer >
As of July 2013, the population of the United Stated was estimated to be just over 316 million people. In October 2014, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that the population had surpassed 319 million.Full Answer >