State of Pennsylvania
WELCOME to the ALHN and AHGP Pennsylvania Homepage!
Your resource for Pennsylvania State History!
We are the Keystone State, home of independence, the liberty bell, the countries second capital, and the City of brotherly love. Founded by William Penn from a grant by King George in order to rid himself of the Quakers. Pennsylvania is a beautiful state, one of the orginal thirteen colonies, home to Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross and Benjamin Rush. Our state is rich in coal, German Heritage, hardworking Irish and so much more. We invite you to add to the heritage by contributing information to our site, adopting a county, or browsing We hope you enjoy your stay and will come visit our beautiful state.
Our Hearts are with the Pennsylvania families who lost loved ones
in the tragedy of Sept 11, 2001.
PA ALHN/AHGP has created a special page just for them.
We hope you can find some comfort in the page
Updated July 2,2003
General InformationAbout ALHNHistory - Topical Index
PA ALHN Counties
How To Create A New PAALHN Website (County or Topic)
Adopt a PAALHN Website
How To Add Your Site To The Pennsylvania American Local History Network
Nominate A Site - ALHN Excellence Award
Submit Your Site To the ALHN
Webmaster's Assistance Page
Join An ALHN WebRing
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Log - What's New in PA ALHN/AHGP
Antique Letters and Documents
Antiques and Antique Stores
Arboreta and Botanical Gardens
Bench and Bar
Census and Tax Lists-
Children Safe Web Sites
Climate and Weather (See Disasters)
Constitutional History and Law
Counties - Website Links -
Education and Schools-
Epidemics (see Disasters)
Ethnic and Culture
Forests Fires and Firefighting
Fraternal and Patriotic Organizations
Geography and Maps
History- Towns, Living and General
Inventors and Inventions
International Mystery Gallery - Unidentified Photos
Logging and Lumber Jacks
Magazines & Journals (See also Newspapers)
Migrations - - New URL
Military Resources, including Civil War
Mines and Mining - Coming Soon!
Museums, Parks and Historical Places-
Native American/First Nations
Patriotic Organizations See Fraternal Orgs- -
Poor Houses and Poverty -
Presidents of the United States
Railroads - Coming Soon!
Religion & Churches -
Professional Researchers and Commercial Genealogy Web Sites -
Pennsylvania Surname Registry-
Societies - Genealogical and Historical Societies & Associations-
Statesmen and Politicians
Taverns and Inns
Timelines of History-
Traditions/Oral History/Folk Lore
Works Progress Administration
If you have a website or an idea for a website that doesn't fit into any of the categories above but is historical in nature, please feel free to email us about it. We would be more than happy to visit your site and review it for inclusion in our history network.
This American Local History Network site is maintained by Barbara Lavin and Margaret Steen. If you would like more information on this project, how to adopt an available county or special interest website, please read About The American Local History Network Project first, then contact the state coordinators for any additional requirements or information.
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