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The state of Pennsylvania was named after William Penn, the man who founded the colony for England in the early 1680s. The name means ?Penn?s Woods.? The state?s nickname is the Keystone State. It was given that nickname because of its central location among the original 13 states.

This is an encyclopedic article about the U.S. state of Pennsyvania.

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