The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a state located in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States of America.
Pennsylvania has been known as the Keystone State since 1802, based in part upon its central location among the original Thirteen Colonies forming the United States. It was also a keystone state economically, having both the industry common to the North, making such wares as Conestoga wagons and rifles, and the agriculture common to the South, producing feed, fiber, food, and tobacco.
Another one of Pennsylvania's nicknames is the Quaker State; in colonial times, it was known officially as the Quaker Province, in recognition of Quaker William Penn's First Frame of Government constitution for Pennsylvania that guaranteed liberty of conscience. Pennsylvania translates to "Penn's woods" and was named after the father of William Penn, the founder of the colony. Quakers faced when they opposed religious ritual, taking oaths, violence, war and military service, and what they viewed as ostentatious frippery.
Pennsylvania has 51 miles (82 km) of coastline along Lake Erie and 57 miles (92 km) of shoreline along the Delaware Estuary. Philadelphia is Pennsylvania's largest city and is home to a major seaport and shipyards on the Delaware River.
The Hershey Company, known until April 2004 as the Hershey Foods Corporation and commonly called Hershey's, is the largest chocolate manufacturer in North America. Its headquarters is in Hershey, Pennsylvania, a town permeated by the aroma of cocoa on some days, and home to Hershey's Chocolate World. It was founded by Milton S. Hershey in 1894 as the Hershey Chocolate Company, a subsidiary of his Lancaster Caramel Company. Hershey's candies and other products are sold worldwide.
Hershey's is one of the oldest chocolate companies in the United States, and an American icon for its chocolate bar. The Hershey Company owns many other candy companies and is also affiliated with Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company, which runs Hersheypark, a chocolate-themed amusement park; the Hershey Bears hockey team; Hersheypark Stadium; and the GIANT Center. In 1903, Hershey began construction of a chocolate plant in his hometown, Derry Church, Pennsylvania, which later came to be known as Hershey, Pennsylvania. The milk chocolate bars manufactured at this plant proved successful, and the company grew rapidly thereafter. (Read more...)
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, singer, and composer. He was born in Cheraw, South Carolina, the youngest of nine children.Dizzie's father was a local bandleader, so instruments were made available to Dizzy. He started to play the piano at the age of 4. Together with Charlie Parker, he was a major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz.
In addition to featuring in these epochal moments in bebop, he was instrumental in founding Afro-Cuban jazz, the modern jazz version of what early-jazz pioneer Jelly Roll Morton referred to as the "Spanish Tinge". Gillespie was a trumpet virtuoso and gifted improviser, building on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge but adding layers of harmonic complexity previously unknown in jazz. In addition to his instrumental skills, Dizzy's beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, his scat singing, his bent horn, pouched cheeks and his light-hearted personality were essential in popularizing bebop, which was originally regarded as threatening and frightening music by many listeners raised on older styles of jazz. He had an enormous impact on virtually every subsequent trumpeter, both by the example of his playing and as a mentor to younger musicians.
He also used a trumpet whose bell was bent at a 45 degree angle rather than a traditional straight trumpet. According to Gillespie's autobiography, this was originally the result of accidental damage caused during a job on January 6, 1953, but the constriction caused by the bending altered the tone of the instrument, and Gillespie liked the effect. Gillespie's biographer Alyn Shipton writes that Gillespie likely got the idea when he saw a similar instrument in 1937 in Manchester, England while on tour with the Teddy Hill Orchestra.
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Aerial America - Pennsylvania (Full Episode)
From Pittsburgh to Philadelphia and cheesesteaks to Gettysburg, explore the Keystone State's dramatic landscapes and landmarks from an eagle's-eye view.
Healing on the streets of Exton, Pennsylvania
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Police Brutality Worse than Rodney King - The Robert Leone Story
Dashcam of BRUTAL beatings by cops after stopping the wrong man. Pennsylvania State Police pursued Robert for a MINOR traffic violation that he apparently DI...
Deer Crashes Through Bus Windshield In Pennsylvania [RAW]
A deer has taken a ride on a western Pennsylvania bus. The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat newspaper reports the white-tailed deer crashed through the windshield ...
The Providence Journal
Tue, 21 May 2013 01:09:33 -0700
The parents of a University of Rhode Island student who vanished while driving home to Pennsylvania are pleading for his safe return. 21-year-old Matthew Roye left his apartment in Rhode Island Thursday night but never made it home, authorities say.
Mon, 20 May 2013 06:08:20 -0700
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. – A central Pennsylvania teenager has been cited for disorderly conduct after authorities say he swore at school officials who wouldn't let him into his school prom, from which he'd been banned for failing to serve detention. State ...
Mon, 20 May 2013 11:54:20 -0700
Despite emergency D.C. Council legislation, mayoral fiat, and public advisory campaigns, taxi drivers continue to pull U-turns through the Pennsylvania Avenue NW cycle track. More than five months after Mayor Vince Gray issued regulations making such ...
Mon, 20 May 2013 10:46:13 -0700
Earlier today an op-ed by Terry Madonna and Michael L. Young published on PennLive argued that you were no longer living in your grandfather's Pennsylvania. It kicked off with this little nugget from Washington political consultant James Carville who ...
Centre Daily Times
Centre Daily Times
Mon, 20 May 2013 12:22:38 -0700
Cucolo served as the guest speaker Sunday at the annual “Celebration of Service: Honoring Pennsylvania Veterans” at the Pennsylvania Military Museum, which featured a 21-gun salute, military band, 105 mm howitzer battery salute and the reading of the ...
The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com
Mon, 20 May 2013 09:49:03 -0700
View/Post Comments. U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., who lives in Lehigh County, was on hand today to offer tribute to veterans at a Military Appreciation Ceremony for the 213th Regional Support Group at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory in Allentown.
Mon, 20 May 2013 21:09:59 -0700
Pennsylvania Mystery Species is a weekly, serial contest about the wild things and wild places of Pennsylvania. Daily Monday through Friday, new clues are offered to help readers frame their guesses about the species identity. The correct ...
USDA.gov (press release) (blog)
Mon, 20 May 2013 07:44:51 -0700
As a sewer extension project winds through the lakeside community portion of Nuangola, Pennsylvania, residents are experiencing minimal impact. Last year, Nuangola Borough received $4.4 million in USDA Rural Development Water and Environmental ...
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