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Politically, as with most states, the urban areas of Pennsylvania tend to lean more liberal while the rural areas lean more conservative, with the suburban. Despite the state's long history dating back to the founding of the country, it has only produced one US president, UsefulNotes/JamesBuchanan, who is generally considered to be one of the worst in the country's history at that. Many Pennsylvanians (to their credit) are not proud of him, and prefer to point to Thaddeus Stevens (a major Republican figure of the same period and a fairly fire-breathing supporter of equality for Blacks) for the state's contribution to Civil War-era politics.

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Politically, as with most states, the urban areas of Pennsylvania tend to lean more liberal while the rural areas lean more conservative, with the suburban.suburban areas being a battleground. Despite the state's long history dating back to the founding of the country, it has only produced one US president, UsefulNotes/JamesBuchanan, who is generally considered to be one of the worst in the country's history at that. Many Pennsylvanians (to their credit) are not proud of him, and prefer to point to Thaddeus Stevens (a major Republican figure of the same period and a fairly fire-breathing supporter of equality for Blacks) for the state's contribution to Civil War-era politics.


Politically, as with most states, the urban areas of Pennsylvania tend to lean more liberal while the rural areas lean more conservative. Despite the state's long history dating back to the founding of the country, it has only produced one US president, UsefulNotes/JamesBuchanan, who is generally considered to be one of the worst in the country's history at that.

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Politically, as with most states, the urban areas of Pennsylvania tend to lean more liberal while the rural areas lean more conservative. conservative, with the suburban. Despite the state's long history dating back to the founding of the country, it has only produced one US president, UsefulNotes/JamesBuchanan, who is generally considered to be one of the worst in the country's history at that.
that. Many Pennsylvanians (to their credit) are not proud of him, and prefer to point to Thaddeus Stevens (a major Republican figure of the same period and a fairly fire-breathing supporter of equality for Blacks) for the state's contribution to Civil War-era politics.


I'LL BE IN PHILADELPHIA TO GIVE A FALCON PUNCH TO FIGHTEER! I AM KING TIMOTHY, SEIG HEIL!

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I'LL BE IN PHILADELPHIA TO GIVE A FALCON PUNCH TO FIGHTEER! I AM KING TIMOTHY, SEIG HEIL!


** Chuck Daly, the late [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]] coach who was equally famous for being the head coach of the TropeNamers for Main/DreamTeam, the 1992 US Olympic men's team.

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** Chuck Daly, the late [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]] coach who was equally famous for being the head coach of the TropeNamers for Main/DreamTeam, the 1992 US Olympic men's team.team (the TropeNamers for Main/DreamTeam).


Lists of notable Philadelphians (including suburbs)[[note]]Origins in Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery, Bucks, or Chester County[[/note]] and Pittsburghers (also including suburbs)[[note]]Origins In Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, or Westmoreland County[[/note]] can be found on those cities' pages.

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Lists of notable Philadelphians (including suburbs)[[note]]Origins in Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery, Bucks, or Chester County[[/note]] and Pittsburghers (also including suburbs)[[note]]Origins In in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, or Westmoreland County[[/note]] can be found on those cities' pages.





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\n* Creator/JimmyStewart was born and raised in Indiana, as in the one in this state (sometimes, but not usually, identified with the Pittsburgh area).
* Punxsutawney, home to a certain renowned groundhog and thus the setting for ''Film/GroundhogDay'', is also the hometown of:
** Chuck Daly, the late [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]] coach who was equally famous for being the head coach of the TropeNamers for Main/DreamTeam, the 1992 US Olympic men's team.
** Britt Baker, currently wrestling for Wrestling/{{A|llEliteWrestling}}EW (and [[HeAlsoDid also]] [[WrestlingDoesntPay practicing as a dentist]] on the side).


* Creator/AlisonBechdel, author of ComicBook/DykesToWatchOutFor grew up in Beech Creek and her memoirs of her childhood ComicBook/FunHome and ComicBook/AreYouMyMother have it as one of the main settings.


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* Creator/AlisonBechdel, author of ComicBook/DykesToWatchOutFor ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor grew up in Beech Creek and her memoirs of her childhood ComicBook/FunHome and ComicBook/AreYouMyMother have it as one of the main settings.



* Creator/AlisonBechdel, author of Comics/DykesToWatchOutFor grew up in Beech Creek and her memoirs of her childhood ComicsFunHome and Comics/AreYouMyMother have it as one of the main settings.


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* Creator/AlisonBechdel, author of Comics/DykesToWatchOutFor ComicBook/DykesToWatchOutFor grew up in Beech Creek and her memoirs of her childhood ComicsFunHome ComicBook/FunHome and Comics/AreYouMyMother ComicBook/AreYouMyMother have it as one of the main settings.



* AlisonBechdel, author of DykesToWatchOutFor grew up in Beech Creek and her memoirs of her childhood FunHome and AreYouMyMother have it as one of the main settings.


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* AlisonBechdel, Creator/AlisonBechdel, author of DykesToWatchOutFor Comics/DykesToWatchOutFor grew up in Beech Creek and her memoirs of her childhood FunHome ComicsFunHome and AreYouMyMother Comics/AreYouMyMother have it as one of the main settings.






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\n\n* AlisonBechdel, author of DykesToWatchOutFor grew up in Beech Creek and her memoirs of her childhood FunHome and AreYouMyMother have it as one of the main settings.



->''"Pennsylvania: You have UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} on one side, UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} on the other, and [[DeepSouth Alabama]] in the middle."''

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->''"Pennsylvania: You have It's UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} on one side, UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} on the other, other side, and [[DeepSouth Alabama]] in the middle."''


The state was founded by William Penn, a famous Quaker, in 1682 and its name means "Penn's Woods." However, it is not named for William Penn; or rather, it is not named for ''that'' William Penn. The land was given to Penn by UsefulNotes/CharlesII in satisfaction of a debt owed to Penn's ''father'', the Royalist Admiral Sir William Penn, for services during the UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar; the Quaker son would have preferred to call the territory "Sylvania" (for the woods) or "New Wales" (as many of the Quakers who had signed up to settle there were [[UsefulNotes/{{Wales}} Welsh]]), but His Majesty insisted on naming the land after the loyal admiral to whom the debt had been owed. (The Welsh ended up naming a bunch of towns west of Philadelphia, with the area becoming known as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_Tract Welsh Tract]].[[note]]The colonial origins of the Welsh names of these old towns later meant that having a house in a "Welsh" town was seen as posh in 19th- and early 20th-centuy Philadelphia high society, so some places gave themselves new Welsh or Welsh-sounding names to heighten their appeal. Of particular note is Berwyn, which renamed itself in 1877 for exactly this purpose, and within 20 years had a suburb of UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} named after it because the ''Pennsylvania'' town was known for its beauty. (The Berwyn in Illinois is now substantially larger.)[[/note]])

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The state was founded by William Penn, a famous Quaker, in 1682 and its name means "Penn's Woods." However, it is not named for William Penn; or rather, it is not named for ''that'' William Penn. The land was given to Penn by UsefulNotes/CharlesII in satisfaction of a debt owed to Penn's ''father'', the Royalist Admiral Sir William Penn, for services during the UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar; the Quaker son would have preferred to call the territory "Sylvania" (for the woods) or "New Wales" (as many of the Quakers who had signed up to settle there were [[UsefulNotes/{{Wales}} Welsh]]), but His Majesty insisted on naming the land after the loyal admiral to whom the debt had been owed. (The Welsh ended up naming a bunch of towns west of Philadelphia, with the area becoming known as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_Tract Welsh Tract]].[[note]]The colonial origins of the Welsh names of these old towns later meant that having a house in a "Welsh" town was seen as posh in 19th- and early 20th-centuy Philadelphia high society, so some places gave themselves new Welsh or Welsh-sounding names to heighten their appeal. Of particular note is Berwyn, which renamed itself in 1877 after some hills in Denbighshire for exactly this purpose, and within 20 years had a suburb of UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} named after it because the ''Pennsylvania'' town was known for its beauty. (The Berwyn in Illinois is now substantially larger.)[[/note]])


The state was founded by William Penn, a famous Quaker, in 1682 and its name means "Penn's Woods." However, it is not named for William Penn; or rather, it is not named for ''that'' William Penn. The land was given to Penn by UsefulNotes/CharlesII in satisfaction of a debt owed to Penn's ''father'', the Royalist Admiral Sir William Penn, for services during the UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar; the Quaker son would have preferred to call the territory "Sylvania" (for the woods) or "New Wales" (as many of the Quakers who had signed up to settle there were [[UsefulNotes/{{Wales}} Welsh]]), but His Majesty insisted on naming the land after the loyal admiral to whom the debt had been owed. (The Welsh ended up naming a bunch of towns west of Philadelphia, with the area becoming known as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_Tract Welsh Tract]].)

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The state was founded by William Penn, a famous Quaker, in 1682 and its name means "Penn's Woods." However, it is not named for William Penn; or rather, it is not named for ''that'' William Penn. The land was given to Penn by UsefulNotes/CharlesII in satisfaction of a debt owed to Penn's ''father'', the Royalist Admiral Sir William Penn, for services during the UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar; the Quaker son would have preferred to call the territory "Sylvania" (for the woods) or "New Wales" (as many of the Quakers who had signed up to settle there were [[UsefulNotes/{{Wales}} Welsh]]), but His Majesty insisted on naming the land after the loyal admiral to whom the debt had been owed. (The Welsh ended up naming a bunch of towns west of Philadelphia, with the area becoming known as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_Tract Welsh Tract]].)
[[note]]The colonial origins of the Welsh names of these old towns later meant that having a house in a "Welsh" town was seen as posh in 19th- and early 20th-centuy Philadelphia high society, so some places gave themselves new Welsh or Welsh-sounding names to heighten their appeal. Of particular note is Berwyn, which renamed itself in 1877 for exactly this purpose, and within 20 years had a suburb of UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} named after it because the ''Pennsylvania'' town was known for its beauty. (The Berwyn in Illinois is now substantially larger.)[[/note]])


* Greater Reading/Schuylkill County: Centered on Reading in Berks County and Pottsville in Schuylkill County, upstream on the Schuylkill from Philadelphia. Is a southern, northern, western, and eastern, extension of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Greater Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, and South Central Pennsylvania, respectively, and is where those four regions meet. Famously home to the Reading Railroad (yes, like in ''TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}}'') and gateway to the Northeastern Pennsylvania anthracite coal country (with towns like Pottsville--incidentally also home of Philadelphia's favorite brew, Yuengling--famous for their coal mines). Music/TaylorSwift is from Wyomissing.

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* Greater Reading/Schuylkill County: Centered on Reading in Berks County and Pottsville in Schuylkill County, upstream on the Schuylkill from Philadelphia. Is The region is a southern, northern, western, and eastern, extension of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Greater Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, and South Central Pennsylvania, respectively, and is where those four regions meet. Famously home to the Reading Railroad (yes, like in ''TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}}'') and gateway Gateway to the Northeastern Pennsylvania anthracite coal country (with towns like Pottsville--incidentally also home of Philadelphia's favorite brew, Yuengling--famous for their coal mines). Music/TaylorSwift mines).
** The main center, Reading,
is (like [[UsefulNotes/HomeCounties its namesake in England]]) pronounced "redding". It has been described (also like its namesake) as a large town desperate to become a real city (in a different sense--unlike the English town, Reading in PA has the formal status of a city, but it's smaller and gets less respect from Wyomissing.its neighbors.)
** Famously home to the Reading Railroad (yes, like in ''TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}}'')


* The [[UsefulNotes/IndyCar Andretti]] [[UsefulNotes/FormulaOne racing]] [[UsefulNotes/NASCAR family]] is from Nazareth in Northampton County.

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* The [[UsefulNotes/IndyCar Andretti]] [[UsefulNotes/FormulaOne racing]] [[UsefulNotes/NASCAR [[{{UsefulNotes/NASCAR}} family]] is from Nazareth in Northampton County.

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