What is the Pennsylvania Main nickname?
Pennsylvania's significant role in the founding of the United States earned it the nickname, the "Keystone State." The term "keystone" comes from architecture and refers to the central, wedge-shaped stone in an arch that holds all the other stones in place.
When did Pennsylvania get its nickname?
In 1802, at a state convention celebrating Thomas Jefferson's presidential victory, someone toasted Pennsylvania, calling it the "keystone of the federal union," a reference to the state's key role in the development of the new nation.
How many nicknames does Pennsylvania have?
This is a list of nicknames for each of the 50 states of the United States, arranged alphabetically by state. A single state can have more than one nickname… List of nicknames for US states.
What do you call people from Pennsylvania?
People from Pennsylvania are called "Pennsylvanians".
How did Pennsylvania get its nickname the Keystone State?
Pennsylvania's state anthem mentions the state's nickname in the second verse: "Birthplace of a mighty nation, Keystone of the land." A cornerstone is also featured on the US Mint's Pennsylvania quarter. What is a Keystone?
How many nicknames are there for each state?
This is a list of nicknames for each of the 50 states of the United States, arranged alphabetically by state. A single state can have more than one nickname. Not all of these nicknames are considered official. This list excludes the District of Columbia and US territories.
What is the motto of the Pennsylvania Mint?
The United States Mint's bicentennial quarter for Pennsylvania features an outline of the state, a keystone (Pennsylvania's nickname is the Keystone State), a statue representing the commonwealth, and the state's motto: "Virtue Liberty Independence" (public domain image on Wikipedia).
What are the names of the cities in Pennsylvania?
This partial list of Pennsylvania city nicknames compiles aliases, sobriquets, and slogans by which cities, boroughs, and towns in Pennsylvania are known (or have been known historically), officially and unofficially, to municipal governments, local residents, outsiders, or their tourism boards or chambers of commerce .
This episode's question comes in from Adam Kissinger, formerly of Mohrsville, PA.