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"Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn as a haven for his fellow Quakers. Pennsylvania’s capital, Philadelphia, was the site of the first and second Continental Congresses in 1774 and 1775, the latter of which produced the Declaration of Independence, sparking the American Revolution."


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"In 1946 Philadelphia became home to the first computer."


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"The fall and spring can be particularly variable when it comes to the weather — one day you’ll be comfortable in a tank top and shorts, the next it will be so cold and wet that you’ll need a sweater, jacket, and umbrella."

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"In 1681, King Charles II gave Penn a large piece of his newly acquired American land holdings to repay a debt the king owed to Admiral Sir William Penn, Penn's father. This land included present-day Pennsylvania and Delaware, though the claim as written would create a bloody conflict with Maryland (dubbed Cresap's War) over the land grant already owned by Lord Baltimore."

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