|Virtue, Liberty, And Independence|
Distinction: Pennsylvania had the first U.S. capital, Philadelphia.
Geographic Oddity: The city of California, Pennsylvania is in Washington county. (Here's a related trivia question.)
Famous Native: Stephen Foster ~ composer & misspeller of "Suwannee River"
Natural = Elk Mountain
Man-Made = Independence Hall
Favorite City Name: Moon
Something you might hear a Keystoner say:
"Throw Papa down the stairs his hat, he's going to walk the street down."
(The term "Pennsylvania Dutch" is a perversion of "Pennsylvania Deutsch," meaning "Pennsylvania German." A similar linguistic background causes North Dakotans to say, "I'm going to Bismarck. Wanna go with?")
Little Known Factoid: The Religious Society Of Friends . . .
|If I could live anywhere in Pennsylvania, it would be in King Of Prussia, because I like the name and because of its proximity to Philadelphia.|