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Black history in Pennsylvania __ Brief overview and collection of resources. - From -

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 -

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 -

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

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 - 

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 -

Historical Museums of Pennsylvania - A History Guide __ A directory of Historical Museums in Pennsylvania, categorized by county. - illustrated - From -
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 -

Jewish history in Pennsylvania __ An encyclopedia article about Jewish history in Pennsylvania. - From Wikipedia -

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 -   

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

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 -

Pennsylvania Dutch History, Genealogy and Culture __ The primary focus of this site is the history, culture, and genealogy of Lancaster county. - illustrated - From -  
Pennsylvania Ghost Towns ___These brief reports about this state's ghost towns are submitted by viewers. - Map - From -

Pennsylvania Historical Association __ Learn about the organization, goals, accomplishments, membership information and much more. - illustrated - From -

Pennsylvania History __ Just select the selection of the time period you want to cover.  Better yet, read them all. - From -

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 -    

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. -


Pennsylvania History Timeline __ Annotated timeline of Pennsylvania history. - From -

Pennsylvania Mining History __ A good look at the history of coal mining in Pennsylvania. - illustrated - From State of Pennsylvania -

Pennsylvania State History __ General overview and timeline of Pennsylvania history. - From -

Pennsylvania State Flag History __ History and images of Pennsylvania State Flag - illustrated - From - 

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 -

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 -


State of Pennsylvania History ___Not an attractive page, but the facts are here. Historic Pennsylvania - Text only - From NorthEastern Genealogy - 

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 -

William Penn Was Born ___Learn about the founding of Pennsylvania by William Penn. - Illustrated - From the Library of Congress -  

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