The State I'm In

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  1. Joe Riley

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    The State I'm in, is Pennsylvania! The name means "Penn's Woods", named after the land grant given to William Penn, by the King. It is also called the Keystone State, because like the stone in the arch, it helped hold the Colonies together.

    Here Are 20 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Pennsylvania


    I like to call it one of the Kettle States, because Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, and their abbreviations...MA & PA, remind me of Ma & PA Kettle.

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    Great state! I lived there growing up!
     
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    I thought the thing Pennsylvania was most famous for is the hamlet located in Lancaster County.... Intercourse, Pennsylvania. With the State abbreviation of "PA"... some years ago friends visited there and brought me back a coffee cup. The inscription on the cup is "I LOVE INTERCOURSE, PA".

    Spent quite a bit of time just north of Philly, near Colmar, PA. Worked with a manufacturer, there, and I made a number of trips to their facility. Also have visited Zelienople, in the Pittsburgh area. Played golf at "Quicksilver" near Zeli. Some extremely beautiful rural areas in Pennsylvania.
     
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    I'm very familiar with Western Pa., and the Pittsburgh area. .. the eastern part of the state, not so much.
    It's beautiful country, rolling hills .. I grew up over the border in NE Ohio.
    We had some of the best high school and college football coaches come from western Pa. ... small Slippery Rock comes to mind. Pittsburgh area is known as the "cradle of famous quarterbacks in professional football'...like Dan Marino..
    I always followed that stuff. :)
     
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    My parents came from Scranton PA, where the "Pennsylvania Polka" started, according to the lyrics. We used to go there every July for their family reunion. I recall the people there were very friendly.

    It was once pretty common for vehicles to suddenly fall into sink-holes in that city due to the undermining when coal was still being brought out.

    The state of PA is very beautiful, especially the Pocono Mts.
     
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    @Bonnie Thomas, I applied to Slippery Rock, Clarion State and Penn State. University of Pittsburgh was my first choice though and got in....too bad I quit after year.:(
     
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    We have a lot of fun with Mars, PA!;)

    NASA landed in Mars, Pennsylvania , on June 19 2015, to celebrate Mars’ New Year with Red Planet enthusiasts of the Keystone State for three days of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) activities. The goal was to encourage young people to pursue careers in in these critical fields of study that will enable NASA's journey to Mars.

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    My parents spoke of fine lace being made in Scranton PA

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    Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians

     
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    Forgot something else about the state ... those that party "like it's 1699" (they were/are in Ohio too)

     
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    @Bonnie Thomas , too funny! Was that Florence Henderson in that video?
     
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    I think so.
     
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    I have two grandsons that live in Irvin, PA, just SE of Pittsburgh. I'm hoping to save up and go see them before I get too much older. The young men are 25 and 28, so if I want to see them again before they become husbands and father, it better be soon I think. Maybe I'll go next fall after our heat has subsided, but before it gets too cold.

    When is the best time to see PA in the fall? I loved the changing color I saw when I lived in Boston for two years.
     
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