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Black history in Pennsylvania __ Brief overview and collection of resources. - From about.com - http://pittsburgh.about.com/cs/blackhistory/

A Brief History of the Colony of Pennsylvania, 1638-1703 __ "A brief history of the Colony of Pennsylvania, explaining the origin of the nickname for Philadelphia being the City of Brotherly Love."  A good overview. - From celebrateboston.com - http://www.celebrateboston.com/history/pennsylvania.htm

Colonial Pennsylvania ___Take a good look at the circumstances which preceded the founding of Pennsylvania. There is great deal of information concerning William Penn and the Shakers. - Text only - From - Henry William Elson - http://www.usahistory.info/colonies/Pennsylvania.html

Explore PA History __ Many articles, resources, images, virtual historic tours, historical markers, first person stories and much more. - illustrated - From explorepahistory.com - http://explorepahistory.com/  

Find a Grave - Pennsylvania ___Brief biographies of 1,582 'famous' citizens, many with information about their claims to fame, causes of death and burial places, and photos. - Illustrated - From Find a Grave - http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=state&FSstateid=40 

Historic Postcards of Erie, PA ___"The history and beauty of Erie is wonderfully captured in the nearly 100 historic postcards that are being shared here." - Illustrated - From Eriepostcards.com -
http://www.eriepostcards.com/index.htm

Historical Museums of Pennsylvania - A History Guide __ A directory of Historical Museums in Pennsylvania, categorized by county. - illustrated - From censusfinder.com - http://www.censusfinder.com/pennsylvania-historical-museums.htm
 
History of Pennsylvania __ "The History of Pennsylvania is as varied as any in the American experience and reflects the melting pot vision of the United States." An encyclopedic article. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Pennsylvania

Jewish history in Pennsylvania __ An encyclopedia article about Jewish history in Pennsylvania. - From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_history_in_Pennsylvania

Life in Western Pennsylvania 1840-1970 __ "This website was developed to create greater access to and awareness of the photographic collection of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania. It consists of 300 photographs and related newspaper articles." - From clpgh.org - http://www.clpgh.org/research/socialstudies/history/pa.html   


 
National Road Heritage Corridor __ Learn about Pennsylvania's Historic National Road including General Braddock's Grave, numerous museums, and historic landmarks. - illustrated - From nationalroadpa.org - http://www.nationalroadpa.org/

Pennsylvania ___A good overview of the history of Pennsylvania, plus statistics, demographic information, and links to "... selected famous natives and residents." - Illustrated - From Pearson Education, publishing as Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108264.html

Pennsylvania Dutch History, Genealogy and Culture __ The primary focus of this site is the history, culture, and genealogy of Lancaster county. - illustrated - From horseshoe.cc - http://www.horseshoe.cc/mainpage.htm  
 
Pennsylvania Ghost Towns ___These brief reports about this state's ghost towns are submitted by viewers. - Map - From Ghosttowns.com - http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/pa/pa.html

Pennsylvania Historical Association __ Learn about the organization, goals, accomplishments, membership information and much more. - illustrated - From pa-history.org - http://www.pa-history.org/

Pennsylvania History __ Just select the selection of the time period you want to cover.  Better yet, read them all. - From state.pa.us - http://www.legis.state.pa.us/wu01/vc/visitor_info/pa_history/pa_history.htm

Pennsylvania History __ "The mission of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is to preserve the Commonwealth's memory as a teacher and champion of its heritage for citizens of Pennsylvania and the nation...This mission is realized through this online community, Pennsylvania History. Here you can find information and stories about..."  An overview of Pennsylvania history, historic documents, agricultural history and more. - From portal.state.pa.us - http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/pennsylvania_history/4276    

Pennsylvania: History ___ Topics include Penn's colony, Native American resistance to western settlement and the Whiskey Rebellion. Text only - From The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. - http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/us/A0860294.html

Pennsylvania History Timeline __ Annotated timeline of Pennsylvania history. - From history-timelines.org.uk - http://www.history-timelines.org.uk/american-timelines/38-pennsylvania-history-timeline.htm

Pennsylvania Mining History __ A good look at the history of coal mining in Pennsylvania. - illustrated - From State of Pennsylvania - http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/minres/districts/homepage/california/underground/pa%20mining%20history/pennsylvania_mining_history.htm

Pennsylvania State History __ General overview and timeline of Pennsylvania history. - From thingstodo.com - http://www.thingstodo.com/states/PA/history.htm

Pennsylvania State Flag History __ History and images of Pennsylvania State Flag - illustrated - From scribd.com - http://www.scribd.com/doc/2430078/Pennsylvania-State-Flag-History 

Pennsylvania Timeline of State History __ "Provides a chronological timeline of important events and dates in this state's history. Includes a guide to this state's official symbols, emblems, and mascots." - From shgresources.com - http://www.shgresources.com/pa/timeline/

Province of Pennsylvania __ "The Province of Pennsylvania, also known as Pennsylvania Colony, was a colony in British America founded by William Penn on March 4, 1681 as dictated in a royal charter granted by King Charles II of England. "  An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_Pennsylvania

State of Pennsylvania History ___Not an attractive page, but the facts are here. Historic Pennsylvania - Text only - From NorthEastern Genealogy - http://www.negenealogy.com/pa/pa_state/history.htm 

The US50 - A Guide to the State of Pennsylvania ___A general overview of the history of Pennsylvania and brief biographies of historic figures. - Text only - From Erik Schubach and TheUS50.com - http://www.theus50.com/pennsylvania/history.php

William Penn Was Born ___Learn about the founding of Pennsylvania by William Penn. - Illustrated - From the Library of Congress -
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/colonial/jb_colonial_penn_1.html  
 

 

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