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  1. 1. Front of SchoolSchool SignSchool MascotHallway
  2. 2. 7th Grade Geography Class
  3. 3. Pennsylvania was the 2nd state in the USA; it became a state on December 12, 1787.StateAbbreviation - PA
State Capital - Harrisburg
Largest City - Philadelphia
Area - 46,058square miles [Pennsylvania is the 33rd biggest state in the USA]
Population - 12,281,054(as of 2000) [Pennsylvania is the sixth most populous state in the USA, after California,New York, Texas, Florida and Illinois]
Name for Residents - Pennsylvanians
MajorIndustries - steel, farming (corn, oats, soybeans, mushrooms), mining (iron, portlandcement, lime, stone), electronics equipment, cars, pharmaceuticals 
PresidentialBirthplace - James Buchanan was born in Cove Gap (near Mercersburg) on April 23, 1791(he was the 15th US President, serving from 1857 to 1861) 
Major Rivers - Allegheny River,Susquehanna River, Delaware River, Ohio River
Major Lakes - Lake Erie
Highest Point - Mt.Davis - 3,213 feet (979 m) above sea level
Number of Counties - 66
Bordering States - NewYork, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio
Origin of the NamePennsylvania - This state was named to honor Admiral William Penn and his son, WilliamPenn, Pennsylvanias founder.
State Nickname - Keystone State
State Motto - "Virtue,Liberty, and Independence"
State Song - Pennsylvania, lyrics by Eddie Khoury, music byRonnie Bonner
  4. 4. Marienville
  5. 5. Fun FactsState Bird: Ruffed Grouse
Settlers relied on this plump, red-brown bird with the feathery legs as part of their food supply.Sometimes called a partridge, the Ruffed Grouse is still a familiarsight in Pennsylvanias forests.
Designated June 22,1931State Animal: The Whitetail DeerIndians and settlers depended on the Whitetail Deerto feed, clothe and shelter them year round. The Pennsylvania House ofRepresentatives passed the nations first game laws in 1721 to protect these valuableanimals, some of whom grew to 350 pounds. Whitetail Deer continue to flourish todayin Pennsylvanias forests.Designated October 2, 1959State Flower: Mountain LaurelIn mid-June, every sunny mountainside in Pennsylvania isa still-life in pink pastels -- a sight which delighted members of the Pennsylvania Houseand Senate as well as the wife of Pennsylvania governor Gifford Pinchot. Together, theyprevailed over Pinchots preference for the azalea to name the Mountain Laurel as theofficial state flower.Designated May 5,1933State Tree: HemlockThe Hemlock was a sturdy ally to the states firstsettlers. Many a pioneer family felt better protected from theelements and their enemies inside log cabins made from thepatriarch of Pennsylvanias forests.Designated June 23, 1931

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