Wild and Scenic Pennsylvania

For December BrowntTrout would like to recognize a U.S. state that this time of year is truly transformed into a winter wonderland: Pennsylvania . Containing parts of the magnificent Appalachian mountains, rolling green hills and of course busy cities filled with culture, Pennsylvania’s stark beauty and storied past will make you reflect not only on 2013, but on a bit of American history.

Wild and Scenic Pennsylvania 12" x 12" Square Wall Calendar Wild and Scenic Pennsylvania 12" x 12" Square Wall Calendar

First populated by the Delaware, Susquehannock, Iroquois and other native tribes, the area was settled by Europeans as early as the 17th century, when it was desired by both Dutch and English settlers. In 1681 the English monarch Charles II granted William Penn the land, calling it Pennsylvania (Penn’s Woods). This was one of the largest land grants to an individual in history.  A devout Quaker, Penn signed a peace treaty with the Delaware chief, Tammany. One of the original thirteen colonies, Pennsylvania was host to the First and Second Continental Congresses, which met in Philadelphia in 1775.

Wild and Scenic Pennsylvania 12" x 12" Square Wall Calendar Wild and Scenic Pennsylvania 12" x 12" Square Wall Calendar

Modern Pennsylvania boasts dozens of worthwhile natural and cultural attractions.  From the scenic farms and communities of the Amish, you can follow the beautiful, winding rivers and streams up to hill country and mountain trails. Forests shedding their colorful autumn leaves and ponds frozen over contribute to the lovely winter landscape.  Culturally the state is also very diverse: its southern border is the Mason Dixon Line, the gateway to the south; and the city of Pittsburgh is a historical center of steel production and northern industry.

Pennsylvania also has great food!  Festivals honoring Italian and German ethnic groups abound, and the state produces more pretzel and potato chips than any other state (don’t forget Hershey’s either!).

Wild and Scenic Pennsylvania 12" x 12" Square Wall Calendar Wild and Scenic Pennsylvania 12" x 12" Square Wall Calendar

As you can see, this awesome state provides entertainment and history all year long.  And although this season is a cold one, the friendly people will warm your heart and keep you coming back!

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