Although Swedes and Dutch were the
first European settlers, William Penn, a Quaker, named
Pennsylvania in honor of his father by combining the name Penn
and the Latin term sylvania, which translates as
"woodlands," to come up with "Penn's woodlands."
Known as the "Keystone
State," Pennsylvania is one of the original 13 colonies (it
entered the Union in 1787). Today, two major cities dominate the
state--Philadelphia, home of the Liberty Bell, Constitution
Hall, and a thriving metropolitan area, and Pittsburgh, a busy
inland river port. The Amish, a group of people who live without
the use of modern technology, live in the countryside of
Pennsylvania in the
Lancaster area. The capital of Pennsylvania is
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