Hershey is considered the Chocolate Capital of the United States.
In 1940, Pennsylvania opened the first high-speed, multi-lane highway in the country, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which set the pattern for modern super-highways throughout the nation.
Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell belong today to the city of Philadelphia, which purchased the property for $70,000 from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1816.
The first U.S. zoo was built in Philadelphia in 1876.
The first all-motion-picture theater in the world was opened on Smithfield Street in Pittsburgh on June 19, 1905, by John P. Harris and Harry Davis.
Pennsylvania is the first state of the fifty United States to list their web site URL on a license plate.
The first commercial broadcast station in the world was KDKA in Pittsburgh, which started daily schedule broadcasting on November 2, 1920.
Pennsylvania’s 51,000 farms are the backbone of the state’s economy. Pennsylvania is an important food distribution center, supplying farm and food products to markets from New England to the Mississippi River.
The earliest successful experiment of Thomas A. Edison with electric lighting was made in Sunbury.