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!
For the most dedicated bargain shoppers, Black Friday may be the best day of the year. If you count down the days to this ultimate shopping day, here are a few Black Friday tips to help you out.
- Use technology. It has never been easier to compare prices. Use websites and apps geared towards savings to catch the best deal. PriceGrabber.com, PriceWatch.com, and BuyVia are great places to start.
- Make a plan. Study the ads, both in print and online, the week of Thanksgiving to know what you want to buy. Compare prices to find the best deal.
- Look beyond Friday. Good deals aren’t just limited to Friday. Some retailers have a whole week or even month of savings.
- Have a budget. Know how much you’re going to spend and stick with that. You can bring cash and leave your cards at home to really make you stick to it. Avoid impulse buys because they may not be as good of a deal as they seem.
- Know store policies. While you might be familiar with a certain store’s return or price-match policy, check to see if there are any exceptions for Black Friday purchases.
With these tips in hand, you’re ready to catch the best deals of the season. Share your other tips with us at H & H Chevrolet Cadillac!
Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. If you’ve been feeling the need to spice up your Thanksgiving gatherings, but don’t want to mess with the menu, here are a few Thanksgiving traditions you can give a try this year.
- Enjoy some down time. While Thanksgiving typically involves plenty of family members, this can sometimes lead to some stress. Be sure to take a few minutes for yourself so you don’t get overwhelmed. Take a walk while the pies are baking or take a power nap before all the guests arrive.
- Put the kids in charge. Letting others help, especially the kids, can make Thanksgiving even more special for everyone. Put the kids in charge of serving dessert. Have them take orders and serve it up.
- Have Thanksgiving for dinner. Many families start their Thanksgiving feasts in the afternoon. Aim for a 5:30 or 6pm start time so you can enjoy a more laid back afternoon. Prepare a few light snacks to munch on throughout the afternoon.
- Create a place to share thanks. Consider making something where guests can write down what they’re thankful for. You could line your table with butcher paper or create a thankful tree with leaf-shaped pieces of paper. Share the thankful thoughts over dinner.
Which Thanksgiving traditions are you planning to try this year? Share with us today!