NATURAL RESOURCES AND STATE SYMBOLS OF PA

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THE ECONOMY IN PENNSYLVANIA

 

 

NATURAL RESOURCES

 

1 - coal

         anthracite (hard) – found in northeastern valley and ridge regions; smoky when burned

         bituminous (soft) – found in the southwestern Appalachian Plateau

 

2 - stone: clay, granite, limestone, shale, slate

3 - oil

4 -  natural gas

5 -  forests

6 -  water

 

 

AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES

 

1 - dairy

2 - farming

         hay – chief crop

         mushrooms

o   Pennsylvania ranks first in the world in mushroom production.

o   Kennett Square, Chester County - the “Mushroom Capital of the US.

         apples, corn, potatoes, wheat 

 

 

INDUSTRIES  

 

1. farming – most important industry

2. tourism – second most important industry

3. other

         cement

         chemicals and pharmaceuticals

         electronics

         energy

         food and beverages

         glass products

         machinery

         paper products

         printing and publishing

         steel

         textiles

State Symbols

1. flag – adopted in 1907

2. seal – adopted in 1893; used on all official documents

3. motto – "Virtue, Liberty and Independence"

4. coat of arms – adopted in 1778

5. song – "Pennsylvania"

6. nickname – Keystone State

7. flower – Mountain Laurel

8. bird – Ruffled Grouse

9. tree – Hemlock

10. insect – Firefly

11. animal – Whitetail Deer

12. dog – Great Dane

13. fish – Brook Trout

14. state toy – Slinky

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