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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…

hex

(Encyclopedia) hex, witchcraft or one who works it. The word is of German origin, and beliefs connected with it spread from Europe to the United States, especially to the Pennsylvania…

York

(Encyclopedia) York, city (1990 pop. 42,192), seat of York co., SE Pa., on Codorus Creek, in an agricultural area; laid out 1741, inc. as a city 1887. It is a market, trade, processing…

Lebanon

(Encyclopedia) Lebanon, city (1990 pop. 24,800), seat of Lebanon co., SE Pa., in the Pennsylvania Dutch farm country; founded 1753, inc. as a city 1868. Its manufactures include…

Philadelphia Museum of Art

(Encyclopedia) Philadelphia Museum of Art, established in 1875, chartered in 1876. When the city of Philadelphia planned to erect a building to house the Centennial Exposition of 1876,…

Reading

(Encyclopedia) Reading. rĕd´ĭng 1 Town (1990 pop. 22,539), Middlesex co., NE Mass., a suburb of Boston; settled 1639, set off from Lynn and inc. 1644. Printing is the major…

tulip

(Encyclopedia) tulip [Pers.,=turban], any plant of the large genus Tulipa, hardy, bulbous-rooted members of the family Liliaceae ( lily family), indigenous to north…

Lancaster

(Encyclopedia) Lancaster. 1 Uninc. city (1990 pop. 97,291), Los Angeles co., S Calif., in Antelope Valley and in the Mojave Desert; laid out 1894. It developed as a trade center…

quilting

(Encyclopedia) quilting, form of needlework, almost always created by women, most of them anonymous, in which two layers of fabric on either side of an interlining (batting) are sewn…

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),…