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Pennsylvania State History
Geared towards both children and adults, this booklet offers some basic and not-so-basic information about our state-- along with a quick review of who we are, what we stand for, where we came from, and what keeps us going.
Pennsylvania's 67 County Names
Pennsylvania's history is revealed in the names of its counties. From its geological features, to Native American terms, to former U.S. presidents, Pennsylvania's county names are as diverse as the citizens who live here.
Pennsylvania Firsts in the nation
Pennsylvania was first in the nation for many goods and services you may not have expected.
Pennsylvania's State Symbols
Pennsylvania has many official "mascots". Each of these symbols is connected to history, honors a native species, or recognizes a product of importance to Pennsylvania's economy.