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  The 13 Colonies of America

Pennsylvania

 

Founded: 1682 by William Penn and others, at Philadelphia

Major Industry: Agriculture (wheat, corn, cattle, dairy), Manufacturing (textiles, papermaking, shipbuilding)

Major Cities: Philadelphia, Lancaster, York

Colony Named for: William Penn's father and sylvania, Latin for "forest"

Became a State: December 12, 1787

More on Colonial Pennsylvania
The Making of the 50 States: Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania History
The Quaker Province
New England Colonies
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Connecticut
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
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Delaware
Pennsylvania
New York
New Jersey
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Maryland
Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
Georgia

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