Pennsylvania was the 2nd state to join the union. It became a state on December 12, 1787.
Capital - Harrisburg
Abbreviation - PA
Nickname - Keystone State
Motto - "Virtue, Liberty, and Independence"
Song - Pennsylvania
Bird - Ruffed Grouse
Flower - Mountain Laurel
Insect - Ladybug (Ladybird Beetle) and Firefly
Area - approximately 46,058 square miles
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From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Pennsylvania
Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of Pennsylvania resources.
Information about Pennsylvania. State study guides have been added to the Fast Facts pages
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
Facts & Trivia about Pennsylvania
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Pennsylvania
Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Pennsylvania.