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This category covers questions about Pennsylvania, one of the four Commonwealth states and one of the New England states. Pennsylvania was the second state to ratify the Constitution, five days after the first state, Delaware, on December 12, 1787. The capital of Pennsylvania is Harrisburg.
Asked in Food & Cooking, Pennsylvania
What foods are grown or produced in Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania is a major producer of beef, dairy products, poultry, eggs, and honey. Important crops include food grains, soy beans, crops raised for vegetable oil, garden vegetables, a wide variety of fruit and nuts, and mushrooms. Heinz products are also from Pennsylvania. ...
Who founded Pennsylvania and why?
William Penn founded Pennsylvania on March,4,1681 for two reasons: To make money and to provide the Quakers a safe haven in the American colonies. Penn considered his attempt a "Holy Experiment." Pennsylvania accepted all colonists who believed in one God. Because many colonists of differing beliefs were allowed to settle in Pennsylvania, the colony prospered. Dutch, Germans, Swiss, as well as British Quakers settled the area. William Penn wanted to name Pennsylvania "Sylvania" which means woods, but King Charles II wanted to name Pennsylvania...
Asked in Celebrities, Pennsylvania, Famous People
What are some famous people that lived in Altoona'PA?
Tina Walker-Thompson(author) grew up in Altoona, pa born in May, 1961 at Altoona Hospital, to Frances (Russell) Walker and Charles Bennett Walker. She was one of five children. ...
Asked in Pennsylvania, Airports
Which is the nearest airport to Pennsylvania?
You could fly right into the state if you wanted to for example Philadelphia International Airport (PHI) or Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). If you only want to get close without entering the state you could consider Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). ...
Is there a way a man and woman can get a civil union or domestic partnership that gives them the same rights as a married couple in Pennsylvania?
No. Marriage is a civil legal status that has the benefit of unique rights granted by the government under the law. If you want the benefits of a legal marriage then you need to get married legally. As of 2014, Pennsylvania does not offer civil unions or domestic partnerships. In the United States heterosexual couples who want to enter into a civil union may only do so in a handful of states like Illinois, Hawaii, and Colorado. Pennsylvania is not one of them....
Asked in Cosmetic Surgery, Skin Care, Pennsylvania
How much does a tummy tuck cost?
The average tummy tuck performed by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon will cost between $5,000 and $10,000. The price ranges due to the variations in patients and surgical techniques involved. To simplify, some people merely have a protuberant belly and require what plastic surgeons call a mini-abdominoplast. Other patients require extensive work, like those patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery and now have excessive loose skin. Others still may have moderate to severe abdominal muscle laxity and when the surgery involves the...
Asked in New York, Pennsylvania, Greyhound Bus Line
How much do greyhound bus tickets cost from Ny To Pa?
You need to provide what town in NY you are leaving from, as well as what town in Pennsylvania you are going to. To find out the answer, go to related link. ...
Asked in Custody, Children and the Law, Pennsylvania
Can you visit out of state when you have joint custody?
Moving Out of State This is all dependent on the State in which you live. I am a paralegal and also a mother that has joint custody with the father and I have legally removed my children from the state where we all lived. There should be a portion of your Parenting Plan/Domestic Relations Affidavit that directs you on how you are to handle this. If there is not, you need to call the clerk of the court in the county where the...
Asked in Colonial America, Pennsylvania
What does Penn mean?
"Penn." is the old abbreviation for Pennsylvania. "Penn" or "Penna" is still used in legal documents, and was used in addresses (like "Wash" used to be for Washington State). But after postal codes were initiated, PA became the offcial abbreviation. ...
Asked in State Laws, Pennsylvania, Mattresses
Is it illegal to resale used mattresses in PA?
It's unlawful to sell it and claim that it is a NEW one. PA Dept of Labor & Industry Bedding and Upholstery Law Act249 Speaking directly with the contact at the PA Dept of L&I, clarification was given as individuals may sell such bedding and are not restricted by this Act249 if they originally purchased the items without intent to resell. Selling a mattress you bought, without intending to resell it but may no longer want it or need it, at "yard sale"...
How long does a person have to claim an abandon car on private property in Georgia?
Just a guess, but normally 30 days, but check with the police or the DMV in Georgia to find out the right answer. ...
What was the climate of colonial Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania's climate during Colonial times was very similar to its climate today, though perhaps a little colder. See the related question for a description of the current climate. ...