Fun Fact: How The Amish Started

In 1693, there was a split between a group of Anabaptists in Switzerland. A man named Jakob Ammann led the more conservative members of the faith, and eventually fled to the present-day United States. Mostly in Pennsylvania as it was one of the rare places in the world at the time to have true religious…

Fun Fact: Liberty Bell Irony

The Liberty Bell is famous for being a symbol of American Independence during the Revolutionary War. Except the bell didn’t become well-known until after the 1830’s. Abolitionists had tried associating the bell with the freedom of slaves. The false stories about it would follow later.

Fun Fact: Mother Tongue of Milton Hershey

The founder of Hershey candy, Milton Hershey did not speak English as his first language. Due to his family, he grew up speaking Pennsylvania Dutch, a Germanic language founded in America.

Fun Fact: How Pittsburgh Got Its Name

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is named after former Primer Minister of the United Kingdom William Pitt. He most notably led Britain in the Seven Years War against France. The war was a victory for Britain, and gave the British control over Canada.