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What Is Pennsylvania Known For?

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There a whole wealth of things for which Pennsylvania is known and rightly famous.

Starting with food and drink, within the borderlines of Pennsylvania you will find the town of Hershey, home of the most famous chocolate brand in the United States of America. Pennsylvania is also home to cheesesteaks, hoagies and pretzels. And what goes with pretzels better than beer? That’s handy as D.G. Yuengling & Son is America's oldest brewery and has been brewing beer in Pottsville, Pennsylvania since 1829.

Heinz also calls Pennsylvania home. Indeed, the labels on the majority of Heinz products are in the shape of a key hole. This is a reference to the fact that Pennsylvania is known as the Keystone State. This is because of Pennsylvania’s vital and important place in US history.

Philadelphia was once the capital city of the United States of America and was where the Declaration of Independent was drawn up and signed. Philadelphia is also home to the Liberty Bell and the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg is in Pennsylvania.

This is where the Gettysburg Address was delivered by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln on the afternoon of Thursday, 19 November  1863. The Mason-Dixon also ran along the bottom of Pennsylvania’s border. Betsy Ross made the first American flag in Philadelphia.

Pennsylvania is the sixth largest state in America and as such many notable people came from here including Richard Gere, Dan Marino, Christina Aguilera, John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Will Smith ("from west Philadelphia born and raised…”), Noam Chomsky, Grace Kelly, Andy Warhol and of course Kevin Bacon.

The first public zoo in the United States was opened when Benjamin Franklin founded the Philadelphia Zoo but the most famous animal resident in the state of Pennslyvania is Punxsutawney Phil, the world-renowned weather forecasting groundhog made famous by the Bill Murray film Groundhog Day.
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Just so everyone knows York was the 1st Capitol of the USA, no one seems to know this but if you look it up in the encyclopedia you will see this. I know because I did a re
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report on PA and I also live I'm York.
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Pennsylvania is quite famous for its steel industry. But now-a-days the industry itself is on declining course. The phenomenon is applied not only to the steel industry but manufacturing industry as a whole. Anthracite coal, one of the prime resources available in north eastern part of Pennsylvania is considered to be one of the leading forces in the expansion of the American railroads. The state is still also famous for metal products, equipments used in transportation, foodstuff, chemicals, rubber, glass products and clay.

Pennsylvania maintaining its cultural roots is home a large rural population. The Dutch county in Pennsylvania is famous for maintaining its German ancestral roots.

The two famous cities in Pennsylvania are Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
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Its known for its hershey chocolate! Yum!!! And steel industry!
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PA, other than the greatest state in the Union, is known for the first radio Broadcast (KDKA in Pittsburgh), First Gas Stations (Gulf Gas Station), the invention of the air brakes on the train, The first Hot air balloon. The inventor of the Ferris Wheel was born in PA, The first Banana Split was made in PA (no it was NOT Ohio), the greatest football and hockey teams (Steelers and Penguins), much much more. That's all I can think of right now.
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Pennsylvania is known for its amusement park and Hershey chocolate factory. It is also known for its amazing quarterbacks. Like Joe Montana.

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