Ten fun facts about Pennsylvania


Fact 1
The first baseball stadium in the state was built in Pittsburgh in 1909.

Fact 2
Hershey, Pennsylvania is where the Hershey chocolate factory creates a wide variety of candy bars. This city is considered to be the “Chocolate Capital” of the United States.

Fact 3
During the “Great Depression” people that were looking to see shows at The Star Theater in Mercerburg, Pennsylvania were required to pay for entry into the theater with canned food. This food was given to the local soup kitchen.


Fact 4
The American flag was made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Betsy Ross.

Fact 5
Indiana, Pennsylvania is the birth place of famous classic actor Jimmy Stewart. The town still honors this actor by decorating the entire town in the style of “It’s A Wonderful Life” each and every Christmas.

Fact 6
The longest stone arch bridge in the world is called the Rockville Bridge and is located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Fact 7
The city of Hazelton has a law in place that makes it illegal for any person lecturing students to sip on a carbonated beverage while doing so.

Fact 8
The first computer in the world was established in 1946 in Philadelphia.

Fact 9
In 1776 in Philadelphia the Declaration of Independence was signed.

Fact 10
The first piano built in the United States was created in 1775 by Johann Behrent in Pennsylvania in the city of Philadelphia.


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Short about Pennsylvania
Is a state located in the northeast part of the United States.


Fast facts
Number of households
4,959,633
Population
12,764,475
Per capita income
$28,190
Life expectancy in number of years
78.5
Statehood
December 12, 1787
Capital
Harrisburg
Largest city
Philadelphia
Number of billionaires
10
State dance
Polka
State beverage
Milk
State bird
Ruffed grouse
State mammal
White-tailed deer
State fish
Brook trout
State tree
Eastern Hemlock
State flower
Mountain laurel

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



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