The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the north eastern region of the United States of America.
Pennsylvania is one of the 13 original founding states.
It was the second state to ratify the United States Constitution, on December 12, 1787.
The Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution were written in Independence Hall, Philadelphia. Pennsylvania’s largest city.
Up to the year 1600; Pennsylvania was known for it’s many Indian Tribes among which were:
The Algonquian Lenape, The Trockwae Tribe, The Tutelo Tribe, The Saponi Tribe, The Shawnee Tribe, The Nanticoke Tribe, The Conoy Piscataway, The Iroquois Tribe and The Erie Tribe among others.
Pennsylvania is divided into 60 judicial districts. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania is the final appellate court.
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Harrisburg played a notable role in the American Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution.
The U.S. Navy ship USS Harrisburg, which served from 1918 to 1919 at the end of World War I, was named in honor of the city.
The Pennsylvania Farm Show, is the largest indoor agriculture exposition in the USA.
It was first held in Harrisburg in 1917, and has been held there since then.
Harrisburg is also the hosts to the annual outdoor sports show, a two-day event consisting of a car show, motocross racing, and remote control – car racing; among other things.
In the year 2010, Forbes rated Harrisburg as the second best place in the U.S. to raise a family.
Some of the most interesting sites in Pennsylvania are:
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, which is an art museum originally chartered in 1876; for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.
The museum has thousands of artworks from European, American and Asian origin which include sculptures, paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs.
Fallingwater is a house built partly over a waterfall on Bear Run in the Mill Run section of the Stewart Township, Fayette County, of Pennsylvania.
The house was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966.
In 1991, the American Institute of Architects named Fallingwater the “best all-time work of American architecture”.
Hershey Park is a family theme park situated in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Founded in 1906 by Milton S. Hershey, as a leisure park for the employees of the Hershey Chocolate Company.
The park opened its first roller coaster ride in 1923, by 2016 Hershey Park was 110 acres, containing 70 rides and tons of attractions.
Adjacent to the park is Hershey’s Chocolate World – a visitors’ center that is open to the public and contains shops, restaurants, and a chocolate factory-themed tour ride.
The Philadelphia Zoo, was the first zoo in the United States, it opened on July 1, 1874 with 1,000 animals and the admission price of 25 cents.
Today the zoo is 42 acres long and the home to 1,300 animals.
Some of the zoo’s special features include a children’s petting zoo, a paddle boat lake, a rain forest themed carousel, and a balloon ride.
The Carnegie Science Center is a four floor museum in Pittsburgh.
The Buhl Planetarium, the Rangos Omnimax Theater, Sports Works, the Miniature Railroad & Village, the USS Requin and Roboworld, are some of the museums permanent exhibitions.
Sesame Place is a theme park, based on the Sesame Street Television Series.
It includes a variety of rides, shows, and water attractions suited for young children.
Philadelphia is one of Pennsylvania most populous cities and a major tourist attraction. It’s home to the Liberty Bell.
Located in The Liberty Bell, is the following scripture:
“Proclaim LIBERTY Throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants Thereof”,
which is a Biblical reference from the Book of Leviticus (25:10).
Deep isn’t it, makes you think. There’s something sad in there.
he liberty bell has a crack; it is said to have cracked when it was rung sometime after its arrival in Philadelphia.
In its early years, the bell was used to summon lawmakers to legislative sessions and to alert citizens about public gatherings.
The City of Philadelphia, which owns the bell, allowed it to go to various expositions and patriotic gatherings, during those trips the bell chipped in various places.
After World War II, the city allowed the National Park Service to take custody of the bell, while retaining ownership.
In 1976, the bell was moved from Independence Hall to a glass pavilion in the Independence Mall.
In 2003, he bell was moved to Liberty Bell Center.
The image of the Liberty Bell has been featured in united states stamps and coins.
There’s no doubt Pennsylvania is a place with a rich history, and interesting sites.
Sounds like a great place to travel to, doesn’t it. When you do let me know all about it.
Don’t forget to have one of those Phillie Sub-Sandwiches.