Pennsylvania was admitted to Statehood on
December 12, 1787.
Bird: Ruffed Grouse
Flower: Mountain Laurel
Motto: Virtue, Liberty, and Independence
Nickname: Keystone State
Tree: Eastern Hemlock
The fifteenth President of the United States,
James Buchanan was born in Pennsylvania on April 23, 1791, in Cove Gap (near Mercersburg).
The State Flag of Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania's State Flag is more of a square than a rectangle. It is composed of a blue field on which the State Coat of Arms is embroidered. Draft horses are on either side of the coat of arms and the American eagle rests on the top. The scroll at the bottom reads Virtue, Liberty and Independence. The first state flag bearing the state coat of arms was authorized by the general assembly in 1799. An act of the general assembly of June 13, 1907, standardized the flag and required that the blue field match the blue of "Old Glory".
~ OUR PENNSYLVANIA SURNAMES ~
BAIR/BEAR/BAHR, SHAUB, MILLER, WORST,
SCOTT, FERGUSON, WATERS, RICHARDS
~ SOME PENNSYLVANIA LINKS ~
Pennsylvania ~ PAGenWeb Project
Vital Records Information for Pennsylvania
GenForum ~ Pennsylvania Genealogy Forum
Cyndi's List ~ Pennsylvania
~ YORK ~
York County, Pennsylvania
~ Lancaster ~
Lancaster County Genealogy Project
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