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Old 09-28-2012, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Boca
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What is the meaning of the former Pennsylvania state slogan: "Pennsylvania, America Starts Here"? I never quite understood this slogan. Someone please enlighten me!
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:06 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Just guessing. PA was the first non-coastal state to be considered frontier.

Then there's MD's: Welcome To Maryland, What's In Your Wallet?
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Montco PA
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I think it's a reference to the historical significance of PA and everything that happened here which led to the creation of the country. In other words, America started here.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:42 PM
 
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence from England means no longer 13 English Colonies, but a UNITED STATES of America. So that's how the USA started! Right here in Pennsylvania!
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:59 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence from England means no longer 13 English Colonies, but a UNITED STATES of America. So that's how the USA started! Right here in Pennsylvania!
It's pretty obvious if you know anything about American history
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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It should be a N.S.S. thing if you know anything about the 4th of July.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:08 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Ha ha, this cracks me up...hello, Declaration of Independence.

However, I don't remember this being our state slogan. Guess it wasn't very memorable to me. The only one I DO remember is, "You've got a friend in Pennsylvania". And I want KEYSTONE STATE back on our license plates!
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:06 AM
 
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If I recall correctly the people in Jamestown were a little miffed at that slogan.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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If I recall correctly the people in Jamestown were a little miffed at that slogan.
I would imagine the folks up in Boston would have been a little miffed as well, seeing as they started the whole revolution thing.

I don't remember that slogan, either, so it must not have lasted very long, or made much of an impact. "You've got a friend in Pennsylvania" was much better.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Selinsgrove, PA
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Philadelphia was also the first national capital, before D.C., so maybe that had something to do with the slogan too.
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