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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
Rhode Island
Connecticut
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
Middle Colonies
Delaware
Pennsylvania
New York
New Jersey
Southern Colonies
Maryland
Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
Georgia

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