Officially known as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It was established in
1681 as a consequence of a royal land gift to William Penn. It is one of the
thirteen original states of the U.S. Following his conversion to the Society of Friends, a repressed community, William Penn requested the money to
construct a refuge to accommodate and safeguard his fellow religious
The state is now well-known for its agricultural goods. Prior to World War II, Pennsylvania was one of the nation's most major industrial centers for coal,
steel, and railways. The state is also known for having the world's largest
mushroom crop, with 425 million pounds yearly.