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Pennsylvania - The Keystone State

A keystone is a central wedge in an arch that locks all other pieces of an arch in place. It is the part of an arch that all other parts depend upon.

Pennsylvania's popular nickname, "The Keystone State," refers to this necessary element. Like most nicknames, it is not known, for certain, where this name originated, but there are a few interesting thoughts about how this nickname came to be. They are all based on the theme of the necessity of a keystone in a supporting structure.
The Colors of Chanticleer
:: The Colors of Chanticleer ::
Bowmans Hill Wildflower Preserve
:: Bowmans Hill Wildflower Preserve ::
Tyler Arboretum
:: Tyler Arboretum ::
Old Economy Village
:: Old Economy Village ::
Pennsbury Manor
:: Pennsbury Manor ::
Ricketts Glen
:: Ricketts Glen ::
A Hex of a Tour
:: A Hex of a Tour ::
Steamtown National Historic Site
:: Steamtown National Historic Site ::
Pennsylvania Railroad Museum
:: Pennsylvania Railroad Museum ::
Hershey Gardens Butterfly House
:: Hershey Gardens Butterfly House ::
1864 - A Good Year for Base Ball
:: 1864 - A Good Year for Base Ball ::
Four Score and Seven Years Ago...
:: Four Score and Seven Years Ago... ::
The Old Country Store
:: The Old Country Store ::
Lancaster County Ramble
:: Lancaster County Ramble ::
Peoples Place Quilt Museum
:: Peoples Place Quilt Museum ::
Springs Palette at Hershey Garden
:: Springs Palette at Hershey Garden ::
Landis Valley Museum
:: Landis Valley Museum ::
Shoofly Pie Anyone?
:: Shoofly Pie Anyone? ::
Old Bedford Village
:: Old Bedford Village ::
Water Florals
:: Water Florals ::
Autumn in Ricketts Glen
:: Autumn in Ricketts Glen ::