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Pennsylvania Trivia

Weird, Wacky and Wild

by (author) Jodi Webb & Lisa Wojna

Publisher
Blue Bike Books
Initial publish date
Sep 2008
Category
Trivia, Trivia
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781897278406
    Publish Date
    Sep 2008
    List Price
    $18.95

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Description

Pennsylvania has some of the most interesting, amazing and weird facts, places and historical firsts in the country, and in some cases, the world. Find out more oddities and tidbits about Pennsylvania in this entertaining trivia book: - It was the first U.S. state to list their website on a license plate - Indiana County is the Christmas Tree capital of the world - Benjamin Franklin founded the first public zoo in the United States⎯the Philadelphia Zoo - The highest point in the state is lower than the lowest point in Colorado - State law prohibits singing in the bathtub - In 1940, the state opened the first high-speed, multi-lane highway in the country; the Pennsylvania Turnpike - The first school in the country to teach driver's education was the State College Area High School in 1958 - Philadelphia is the site of the first presidential mansion - Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside and let the horses pass - Actor Jimmy Stewart was born and raised in the town of Indiana, and each year at Christmas the downtown area is decorated in the theme of the film It's a Wonderful Life. And so much more…

About the authors

LISA WOJNA has worked in the community newspaper industry as a writer and journalist and has travelled all over Canada, from the windy prairies of Manitoba to northern British Columbia, and even to the wilds of Africa. Although writing and photography have been a central part of her life for as long as she can remember, it's the people behind every story that are her motivation and give her the most fulfillment.

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Bestselling author Lisa Wojna has authored or co-authored more than 20 books for Blue Bike Books, including Weird Canadian Laws and the Bathroom Book of Canadian Quotes. She has also written many other non-fiction books. Having worked in the community newspaper industry as a writer and journalist, she has traveled all over Canada from the windy prairies of Manitoba to northern British Columbia and even to the wilds of Africa. Although writing and photography have been a central part of her life for as long as she can remember, it’s the people behind every story that are her motivation and give her the most fulfillment.

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