Pennsylvania State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Pennsylvania as the 2nd state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Pennsylvania.
Date of Statehood:
December 12, 1787
12,429,616 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Pennsylvania has over nine million agricultural acres that produce a wide variety of crops. Its farms are the backbone of the state's economy. Leading products are milk, poultry, and eggs, a variety of fruits, sweet corn, potatoes, mushrooms, cheese, beans, hay, maple syrup, and even Christmas trees.
Pennsylvania's industry has diversified, though the state still leads the country in the production of specialty steel. Pennsylvania is a leader in the production of chemicals, food, and electrical machinery and produces 10% of the nation's cement. Also important are brick and tiles, glass, limestone, and slate.
The Keystone State
Virtue, liberty and independence.
Mountain Laurel (Legislation of 1933)
Hemlock (Legislation of 1931)
Ruffed Grouse (Legislation of 1931)
Brook Trout (Legislation of 1970)
Firefly (Legislation of 1931)
None (Legislation Pending)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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