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Pennsylvania

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Capital
Harrisburg
Became a State
December 12,1797
Location
middle Atlantic United States
Area
46,055 sq. miles (33rd)
Population
12,702,379 (6th)
Major Cities
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Reading, Scranton,
Bethlehem, Lancaster, Altoona, Harrisburg

Products
coal, mushrooms, Christmas trees, layer chickens, nursery, sod, milk, corn for silage,
grapes, horses, wine
Climate
variety of climate, humid continental to humid subtropical -
warm to markedly colder as state straddles two major climate zones
Yearly Precipitation
averages 40 inches
Professional Sports Teams
Philadelphia Phillies (Major League Baseball)
Pittsburgh Pirates (Major League Baseball)
Philadelphia Eagles (National Football League)
Pittsburgh Steelers (National Football League)
Philadelphia 76es (National Basketball Association)
Philadelphia Flyers (National Hockey League)
Pittsburgh Penguins (National Hockey League)
Major Waterways
Lake Erie, Allegheny River, Susquehanna River, Delaware river, Ohio River
Most Famous Citizens
Robert Peary (explorer)
Mary Roberts Rinehart (author)
Betsy Ross (flag maker)
James Buchanan (U.S. President)
Louisa May Alcott (author)
Daniel Boone (frontiersman)
Alexander Calder (sculptor)
Bill Cosby (actor)
Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey (band leaders) 
Stephen Foster (composer)
Lee Iacocca (auto executive)
Reggie Jackson (baseball player)
Tara Lipinski (figure skater)
Arnold Palmer (golfer)
Grace Kelly (actress, Princess of Monaco)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruffed Grouse
Mountain Laurel
White-tailed Deer
Eastern Hemlock
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