As one of the oldest states in the Union, the Quaker State holds a storied place in the annals of American history. All these years have allowed Pennsylvania to rack up more than just a few interesting tidbits and idiosyncrasies. Here, we’ve put together a quick list of our top 10 favorite fun facts about Pennsylvania, the state that all of us here at H&H Chevrolet are proud to call home!
- The first “Zoological Garden” was built in Philadelphia in July of 1874.
- In the town of Hazleton, there’s a law that states an instructor cannot sip a carbonated beverage while lecturing students in a school auditorium.
- Kennett Square is widely known as the “Mushroom Capital of the World.”
- Speaking of capitals, the Borough of Kane is called the “Black Cherry Capital of the World.”
- Of all the original colonies, Pennsylvania was the only one not to border the Atlantic Ocean.
- The first Little League World Series took place in Williamsport in 1946.
- Apparently, Pennsylvanians love baseball. The first professional baseball stadium was built in Pittsburgh in 1909.
- Since 1833, the city of Nazareth has been home of world-famous Martin guitars.
- On November 2, 1920, KDKA radio, a Pittsburgh station, aired the first commercial radio broadcast in America.
- One last thing about capitals: Philadelphia was the first capital of the United States of America, from 1790 to 1800.
We have a bonus entry to our list of fun facts about Pennsylvania: you can get a great Chevrolet at H&H Chevy in Shippensburg!