Sunday, June 1, 2008

Pennsylvania, USA

My first official card from US of A comes from Pennsylvania....my first from this state :)

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Pennsylvania is a state located in the Northeastern and Middle Attlantic regions of the USA. It 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; n 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 has 51 miles (82 km) of coastline along Lake Eerie 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 picture in the top left corner is the current Pennsylvania State Capitol in downtown Harrisburg.

One of the things related to Pennsylvania which are of great interest to me are the Amish People (the horse pulling the cart at the bottom represents the Amish community). I would like one day to receive a US card with the Amish People on it. Ive seen some of those around and they really are interesting :)

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