Cite

Search

Search results

3035 results found

Pennsylvania Overview

(Encyclopedia) Pennsylvania pĕnsəlvā´nyə [key], one of the Middle Atlantic states of the United States. It is bordered by New Jersey, across the Delaware River (E), Delaware (SE), Maryland (S), West Vir...

Pennsylvania Dutch

(Encyclopedia) Pennsylvania Dutch [Ger. Deutsch =German], people of E Pennsylvania of German descent who migrated to the area in the 18th cent., particularly those in Northampton, Berks, Lancaster, Lehi...

Pennsylvania Railroad

(Encyclopedia) Pennsylvania Railroad, former U.S. transportation company; inc. 1846 by the Pennsylvania legislature. It opened in 1854 as a single-track line between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Beginning in ...

Medical College of Pennsylvania

(Encyclopedia) Medical College of Pennsylvania, formerly in Philadelphia; chartered and opened 1850 as the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania; became Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania 1867, Medical ...

Pennsylvania State University

(Encyclopedia) Pennsylvania State University, main campus at University Park, State College; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1855, opened 1859 as Farmers' High School. It was named th...

Pennsylvania, University of

(Encyclopedia) Pennsylvania, University of, in Philadelphia; private with some state support; coeducational. Planned in 1740 as a charity school, it opened in 1751 as an academy, largely through the efforts o...

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

(Encyclopedia) Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, established in 1805, incorporated in 1806. It is supported by private endowment. The academy grew out of a proposal by Charles Willson ...

Pennsylvania

Capital: Harrisburg State abbreviation/Postal code: Pa./PA Governor: Tom Wolf, D (to Jan. 2019) Lieut. Governor: Michael J. Stack III, D (to Jan. 2019) Senators: Bob Casey, D (to J…