Thursday, August 07, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - Pennsylania

Thirteen Things about Pennsylvania
1. Philadelphia saw the first Zoological garden in July 1874.
2. Philadelphia is home to the cheesesteak sandwich, water ice, soft pretzels, and TastyKakes.
3. Philadelphia was once the United States capital city.
4. The first daily newspaper was published in Philadelphia on Sept. 21, 1784.
5. Betsy Ross made the first American flag in Philadelphia.
6. Kennett Square is known as the Mushroom Capital of the World.
7. Pennsylvania is the only original colony not bordered by the Atlantic Ocean.
8. Actor Jimmy Stewart was born and raised in the town of Indiana. Each year at Christmas the downtown area is decorated in the theme of the film "It's a Wonderful Life".
9. Little League Baseball's first World Series was held in 1946 in Williamsport.
10. The Borough of Kane is known as the Black Cherry Capital of the World.
11. Philadelphia is the site of the first presidential mansion.
12. Hershey is considered the Chocolate Capital of the United States.
13. In 1909 the first baseball stadium was built in Pittsburgh.

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Anonymous said...

Pa has great mountains.
I did not know a few of these and I am from PA.

yasmin said...

The capital of PA today is Harrisburg.
PA is also home to Crayola Crayons.
I've lived in PA for 20 years but don't think I can ever call it home...the day after I retire I'm
Great blog...please stop by and visit mine.

Shelley said...

I've always wanted to visit PA. I could never live north of the Mason-Dixon, though!

Spice said...

I lived in PA when I went to college there. :) Great list! Spice World

Clara said...

I love your sandwiches and chocolate! I've actually visited Philadelphia and Hershey. And we drive on your turnpike when we go to visit our daughter.

Your idea is great, too. I did mine about Michigan.

B Wiens said...

Interesting. I´ve never been to PA, but sounds great.
Check out my TT...."What NOT to buy your wife"