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Pennsylvania

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Transcript of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania
by Marisa, Annie, and Lola



Became a state on December 12, 1787. It was the 2nd state.
Agriculture
Ranks 19th in overall agricultural production
Almost 70% of their agricultural income is generated by livestock and livestock products
In 2007, there were 63,163 farms in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania ranks 4th in the United States in dairy production
Fourth in apple production,fourth in grape production, and seventh in winemaking
Pennsylvania is a leading egg-producing state.
Bibliography
Pennsylvania,
A. Heinrichs,
Grolier Publishing, Canada, 2000.

K. Thompson, Pennsylvania, Steck- Vaughn
Company, Pennsylvania, 1996

http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/pennsylvania/activities/page/3, March 13
Economy
Pennsylvania is one of the leading manufacturing states
Hershey, a family-owned business, was invented in Pennsylvania, which attracts many tourists.
Famous People
Abby Lee Miller owns a famous dance company, "Abby Lee Dance Company" that is televised all over the world. It runs in Pennsylvania and is the #1 dance company in America.
Taylor Swift, a famous country/pop singer was born in Pennsylvania and grew up on a farm there.
Fun Facts
Pennsylvania has the largest population in the U.S.A.
The famous Crayola Company is based in Easton, Pennsylvania
Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog that predicts whether we have a early spring or a long winter is from Pennsylvania!
In 1909 the first baseball stadium was built in Pittsburgh
Geography
Pennsylvania has many rivers and lakes
It is 46,055 square miles
It has 7 kinds of land regions
Pennsylvania has lots of amazing mountains
Over 50% of the land is still covered by forest land and the only lowlands are in the southeast.
Historical Events
The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 4th, 1776
In Pennsylvania, 1775 Johann Behrent built the first piano in the U.S. calling it under the name "Piano Forte."
Betsy Ross made the first American flag in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Leisure Activities
You can ski and snowboard on the snowy mountains of Pennsylvania.
You can also swim and play on the beach of Lake Erie if you visit the northwest corner of the state.
There are many tourist attractions to visit there too- The Andy Warhol Museum, the Fahrenheit Roller Coaster in Hershey, PA, the Hersheypark and Hershey's Chocolate World.
THANKS FOR WATCHING!!!
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