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  History of Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The History of Pennsylvania is as varied as any in the American experience and reflects the melting pot vision of the United States.
The Province of Pennsylvania was never merged with the Lower Counties because the Duke of York, and therefore Penn, never had a clear title to it.
Pennsylvania was the target of several raids by the Confederate States Army, including cavalry raids in 1862 and 1863 by J.E.B. Stuart, in 1863 by John Imboden, and in 1864 by John McCausland in which his troopers burned the city of Chambersburg.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Pennsylvania   (1898 words)

  
 A Background to Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania 1630-1684: Enjoy a brief history of the area today known as Pennsylvania, from the Dutch pioneers to Penn's Charter.
Birth of the Commonwealth: Transcription of the proceedings establishing the Commonweath of Pennsylvania, June 18-25, 1776, at Carpenters' Hall.
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission resolved "that Carpenters' Hall be recognized as the official birthplace of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" and in 1982 at Harrisburg, House Resolution No. 180 was passed in confirmation.
www.ushistory.org /pennsylvania/index.html   (115 words)

  
 History of Pennsylvania's Courts
Pennsylvania's judiciary began as a disparate collection of courts, some inherited from the reign of the Duke of York and some established by William Penn.
Several attempts were made in the early years of the eighteenth century to establish a court of final appeal in Pennsylvania and to further improve and unify the colony's judicial system, but because the crown had final veto power over all colonial legislation, these attempts proved futile.
It established the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, providing for a chief justice and two justices who would sit twice yearly in Philadelphia and ride the circuit at other times; and it created the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia, Bucks and Chester counties.
www.courts.state.pa.us /Index/UJS/courthistory.asp   (446 words)

  
 Pennsylvania: History
The Germans (Pennsylvania Dutch)—largely of the persecuted religious sects of Mennonites (including Amish), Moravians, Lutherans, and Reformed—settled in the farming areas of SE Pennsylvania, where they retained their cohesion and to a considerable extent their language, customs, architecture, and superstitions.
Pennsylvania's population has grown slowly since the 1940s, when it was the second largest state in the union; it was the sixth most populous state after the 2000 census.
Destination: Pennsylvania; history and diversity are keys to the Keystone State.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/us/A0860294.html   (1660 words)

  
 Pennsylvania Highways:  History
The highway system of Pennsylvania was created in 1911 under the direction of the Sproul Act, with 8,835 miles of highway falling under the control of the Department of Highways, which was established in 1903.
Pennsylvania Highways was created in the summer of 1997 when Mr.
Also in the first month of the last year of the 20th Century, the main page was moved yet again to http://members.aol.com/pahighways/main.html to consolidate all of the pages under one location and the first history pages dedicated to the US highways made their debut.
www.pahighways.com /history.html   (882 words)

  
 Pennsylvania History, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Resource Guide
Pennsylvania's Historic National Road, this section includes Fort Necessity, General Braddock's Grave, and numerous museums, and historic landmarks.
Pennsylvania History Online is a collaboration among the four Pennsylvania Statewide Resource Centers: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Free Library of Philadelphia, Penn State University Libraries, and the State Library of Pennsylvania.
May of each year at Pennsylvania State University; State College, PA. This is an annual competition for students in grades 6-12 and the state component of National History Day.
www.clpgh.org /subject/history/pa.html   (810 words)

  
 The Pennsylvania Biological Survey History
Objectives: The purpose of the Pennsylvania Biological Survey is to increase the knowledge of, and foster the perpetuation of, the natural biological diversity of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
In September of that year the Pennsylvania Biological Survey was incorporated as a non-profit scientific organization under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and in 1989 was granted provisional tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
Activities: The objectives of the Pennsylvania Biological Survey are achieved through research and surveys conducted by its members and cooperators, meetings at which information is exchanged and activities coordinated, publication of research results, public information initiatives, meetings in association with scientific societies, and advisory services to state and federal agencies.
www.dickinson.edu /prorg/pabs/history.htm   (884 words)

  
 Pennsylvania - Teaching American History 2005 Grants Abstracts
In partnership with seven other Intermediate Units, the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania State Archives are providing content-rich professional development project for U.S. history teachers that explores the principles embodied in U.S. historical documents along with their relevance to Pennsylvania.
American history teachers in Grades 7 through 12 will work with historians, curators, and archivists to increase their content knowledge and history research experience.
Each history teacher is paired with a language arts teacher for a full year to develop intervention strategies that increase student achievement through improved reading and writing skills.
www.ed.gov /programs/teachinghistory/2005abstracts/pa.html   (645 words)

  
 History - Pennsylvania College of Technology
The City of Williamsport assumed the sponsor role on a temporary basis until 1989, when the College was named an affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University.
As an affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University, Penn College is realizing its full potential as Pennsylvania's premier technical college.
Continuing in a tradition of excellence, Penn College is a strong force in higher education in Pennsylvania, offering certificate, associate and baccalaureate degree programs.
www.pct.edu /about/history.html   (544 words)

  
 Pennsylvanian History | Origins of Pennsylvania | Pennsylvanian Roots | History of Pennsylvania | Questia.com Online ...
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www.questia.com /library/pennsylvania-history.jsp   (590 words)

  
 Pennsylvania Historical Association - Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies
The Pennsylvania Historical Association is proud to announce that Paul Douglas Newman has been appointed the new editor of Pennsylvania History.
The editor invites the submission of articles dealing with the history of Pennsylvania and the Middle Atlantic region, regardless of their specialty.
Pennsylvania History publishes documents previously unpublished and of interest to scholars of the Middle Atlantic region.
www.pa-history.org /pahistory.htm   (466 words)

  
 History | Pennsylvania Ballet
Since its inception in 1963, Pennsylvania Ballet has been at the forefront of dance in America and is widely regarded as one of the premier ballet companies in the nation.
The Company also tours throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as in other locations in the Northeastern U.S. Under the artistic leadership of Roy Kaiser, the Company is committed to presenting new works.
In 2002, Pennsylvania Ballet II, the Joyce and Herbert Kean Trainee Program was formed as a pre-professional training company and as an additional component for outreach programs.
www.paballet.org /about/history.aspx   (598 words)

  
 Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies
The editor invites the submission of articles dealing with the social, intellectual, economic, political, and cultural history of Pennsylvania and the Middle Atlantic region.
Pennsylvania History publishes documents previously unpublished and of interest to students of the Middle Atlantic region.
The journal also reviews books dealing with Pennsylvania History or which shed significant light on aspects of the state's past.
www.pa-history.org /pennsylvaniahistory.html   (325 words)

  
 Libraries | Arts and Humanities Library
The library maintains an extensive collection of materials relating to the history of Pennsylvania, and Centre County.
Unearthing the Past: Student Research on Pennsylvania History -- This site is a collaborative effort between the library and the Penn State History Department.
Pennsylvania History Online A collaboration among the four Pennsylvania Statewide Resource Centers: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Free Library of Philadelphia, Penn State University Libraries, and the State Library of Pennsylvania to provide access to historically and culturally important artifacts, images and documents.
www.libraries.psu.edu /artshumanities/history/pahistory.htm   (2151 words)

  
 USGS Earthquake Hazards Program » Earthquake History of Pennsylvania
Record of early earthquakes in the Northeastern United States provide limited information on effects in Pennsylvania until 1737, 55 years after the first permanent settlement was established.
Likewise, a damaging shock at Newbury, Massachusetts, in 1727 probably affected towns in Pennsylvania.
A strong earthquake on December 18, 1737, toppled chimneys at New York City and was reported felt at Boston, Massachusetts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and New Castle, Delaware.
earthquake.usgs.gov /regional/states/pennsylvania/history.php   (823 words)

  
 The History of Danville, Pennsylvania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Danville was formally founded near the Susquehanna River by William Montgomery in 1777, but the history of Danville starts long before that.
The history of Danville is deeply intertwined with the history of the family of William Montgomery.
He was born in Chester County Pennsylvania on August third of 1736.
www.expage.com /page/danvillehistory   (516 words)

  
 Pennsylvania - Teaching American History 2003 Grants Abstracts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Teaching the American Story (TAS) initiative in northwestern Pennsylvania is a collaborative effort between Girard School District, Fort LeBoeuf School District, PENNCREST School District, Union City Area School District, the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit #5, and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
As a result of the staff development provided through the grant, northwestern Pennsylvania teachers will demonstrate higher levels of knowledge and instructional best practices in U.S. History as demonstrated by the posting of at least 75 exemplary standards-based instructional plans to the Web.
Project TEACH addresses teachers' needs statewide for increased U.S. history content knowledge, access to historical source, and teaching skills in a joint undertaking of the LEA with Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania Historical Association, Pennsylvania Public Television Network, and Millersville and West Chester Universities.
www.ed.gov /programs/teachinghistory/2003tahabstracts/pa.html   (653 words)

  
 Department of History
Congratulations to Thomas Sugrue, who was named one of the Top Young Historians by the History News Network for his research in twentieth-century American politics, urban history and race relations.
In this debut volume, former OAH and AHA president Joyce Appleby has gathered ten of the best American history essays and articles from over three hundred learned and popular journals published in the last year.The volume will be released at the upcoming meeting of the Organization of American Historians in Washington.
Professor Chartier is in his sixth year as Annenberg Visiting Professor of History at Penn and will remain an active member of Penn's intellectual community as a colleague, teacher, and advisor.
www.history.upenn.edu   (1113 words)

  
 Pennsylvania Dutch History Pathfinder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The resources selected are both general history resources that cover the Pennsylvania Dutch in their scope, or more specific resources which handle the Pennsylvania Dutch and surrounding community specifically.
This book is part of the World Folklore series and offers insight into the history of the Pennsylvania Dutch, including their immigration, family and home life, dialect, and occupations in addition to spotlighting the folk art traditions made popular by the culture.
Devil's Playground explores the Pennsylvania Dutch phenomenon called "Rumspringa," during which teenagers in the Amish community are permitted to leave their culture and live "among the English." This video offers a unique look into the cultural history of the Pennsylvania Dutch people.
www.pages.drexel.edu /~nme26/padutch.htm   (1033 words)

  
 A Brief History of Pennsylvania
History by George P. Donehoo -- 1926 -- Vol 1, pg 158).
His Quaker influence was to be a dominant feature in the history
A Concise History of Butler County, Pa. / Chap.
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 Category:History of Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are 10 subcategories shown below (more may be shown on subsequent pages).
Categories: History of the United States by state
This page was last modified 18:15, 24 December 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:History_of_Pennsylvania   (72 words)

  
 Pennsylvania ...
History of the South Penn Railroad from 1883-85
This old railroad railbed currently parallels most of the western Pennsylvania Turnpike through the Mountains.Sections can be seen north or south of the current road if you look closely.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike was originally an idea for a railroad, which started in the 1880s but was never completed.4 1/2 miles of tunneling was completed at 7 mountains from Laurel Mountain to Blue Mountain.
www.pumpwarehouse.com /pat.html   (676 words)

  
 Pennsylvania History
Keystone by Guy Graybill A middle-school level Pennsylvania history text that meets the new state standards.
Story of a young girl staying in the Moravian town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in the fall of 1775 during the French and Indian War.
This is a middle-school level Pennsylvania history text that meets the new state standards.
www.lamppostpublishing.com /pennsylvania.htm   (493 words)

  
 Books
Sex among the Rabble: An Intimate History of Gender and Power in the Age of Revolution, Philadelphia, 1730-1830 (Published for the Omohundro Institute...
Title: Sex among the Rabble: An Intimate History of Gender and Power in the Age of Revolution, Philadelphia, 1730-1830 (Published for the Omohundro Institute...
Railroads of Pennsylvania: Fragments of the Past in the Keystone Landscape
www.history-booksonline.com /all-about-PENNSYLVANIA-history.php   (3484 words)

  
 Pennsylvania Postal History Society [PaPHS]
It has as its primary purpose the cultivation and promotion of the study of the postal history of Pennsylvania.
The 2006 annual meeting was held in conjunction with the Philadelphia National Stamp Exhibition on September 09, 2006, at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
Thus, members John Kay and Chet Smith have researched and published Pennsylvania Postal History; members Thomas Mazza and Robert Leberman researched and published the monograph Postal Markings on Stampless Mail from Warren County, Pennsylvania; and, Thomas Mazza has researched and published Postal Markings on Stampless Mail from Erie County.
www.paphs.org   (329 words)

  
 Pennsylvania State History - SHG Resources
Rich in historic lore, Pennsylvania territory was disputed in the early 1600s among the Dutch, the Swedes, and the English.
England acquired the region in 1664 with the capture of New York and in 1681 Pennsylvania was granted to William Penn, a Quaker, by King Charles II.
Philadelphia was the seat of the federal government almost continuously from 1776 to 1800; there the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776 and the U.S. Constitution drawn up in 1787.
www.shgresources.com /pa/history   (362 words)

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