Thursday, November 24, 2022

Facts about Pennsylvania

Well, hello there! 

Are you ready to learn some cool facts?

Have you ever taken a vacation to Pennsylvania before? Do you live there? Whichever it may be, you can learn some facts about Pennsylvania here, just continue reading. Joey and Jinger love learning quick facts about each of the different states in the United States. They would love me to share some of those facts with you! Every Thursday, I will be posting quick facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical (ABC) order! Last week we posted facts about Oregon. This week we are posting cool facts about Pennsylvania. The countdown is on, only 12 more states to blog about! Just twelve more weeks to go… Yippie!!

Did you know that Pennsylvania was the second (2nd) state to join the union? Yes, that is correct! Pennsylvania officially joined the union on December 12, 1787! Pennsylvania is located in the Northeastern region of the United States. Pennsylvania is bordered by six (6) states: New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, and New York. Pennsylvania is the ninth (33rd) largest state in the United States. That means Pennsylvania is one of the medium sized states. There are about 12,964,058 people that live in the state of Pennsylvania. That is a large amount of people.


Pennsylvania famous person alert:

Did you know that Willard Carroll Smith II also known as Will Smith, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania? Will Smith is a famous actor, musician, and comedian. To learn more about Will Smith: CLICK HERE 

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Quick Facts about Pennsylvania:

1. A few things Pennsylvania is known for are: the Declaration of Independence, one of the thirteen original colonies, and the Gettysburg battle. A few of the nicknames for the state of Pennsylvania are: the Keystone State, the Coal State, and the Quaker State. The Pennsylvania state motto is “Virtue, liberty, and independence." The Pennsylvania state motto was adopted sometime in 1875. The abbreviation for Pennsylvania is PA.

2. The capital of Pennsylvania is Harrisburg. Harrisburg officially became the capital of Pennsylvania in 1812. Harrisburg has an estimated population of about 50,136 people.

3. The state bird of Pennsylvania is the Ruffed grouse. The Ruffed grouse was chosen as the state bird for Pennsylvania in 1931. You can look at pictures and read more about the Ruffed grouse here: CLICK HERE

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4. The official state flower of Pennsylvania is the Mountain-laurel. The Pennsylvania Mountain-laurel grows along the ride sides, yards, and many other places in the state. The Pennsylvania Mountain-laurel is star shaped and comes in different shades of white, pink, and red. They are very beautiful flowers!! The Mountain-laurel became Pennsylvania’s official state flower in 1933.

5. Pennsylvania’s current state flag was officially adopted on February 26, 1925. Pennsylvania’s state flag has a blue background and the state seal appears on it.

6. Some crops that are grown in Pennsylvania are: barley, corn, cherries, grapes, hay, peaches, and wheat.

7. Some cool places to visit while in Pennsylvania are: the Independence National Historical Park, Dutch Wonderland, and Hershey Park.

8. Some animals that live in Pennsylvania are: black bear, bald eagles, long-tailed weasels, skunks, and white-tailed deer.

9. Pennsylvania can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Pennsylvania was 111 degrees Fahrenheit in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania on July 9/10, 1936. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Pennsylvania was -42 degrees (42 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Smethport, Pennsylvania on January 5, 1904.



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Facts about Pennsylvania



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Pennsylvania worksheet

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Books about Pennsylvania:

1. Little Pennsylvania by Trinka Hakes Noble

2. Philadelphia and the State of Pennsylvania by Kate Boehm Jerome

3. Kids Love Pennsylvania by George and Michele Zavatsky

4. Betsy's Philadelphia Adventure by Marcia Sawyer and Sandy Mayer

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I'm Mimi, the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series. I love reading and writing. I homeschool my two youngest children. My 16-year-old daughter illustrated the books and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. She started illustrating the series when she was 14 years old. She loves to draw. She is learning as she goes. Her dream is to one day be a famous illustrator and a fantasy book writer. Help me make my daughter’s dreams a reality! Children and adults everywhere will love these books. The story and illustrations within the pages of the books will put a big smile on your face and your child will be delighted as you read them the books. The illustrations are adorable and the stories are super cute. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own this collection of adorable books! All five of the books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 



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