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: Happy Birthday Pennsylvania

03-04-2008, 05:55 AM
To Simsie and the other Penn massive.

March 4th 1681: Charles II grants William Penn, a quaker, a charter for a colony (Pennsylvania) in North America. It was granted in repayment for a 20,000 debt (around $20,000,000 today), which was owed to Admiral Penn (William Penn's father) by the King. One of the largest land grants in history, the area was named Pennsylvania (Penn's Wood)

03-04-2008, 03:03 PM
Mmmmm....is that who they named the fishing reels after???:smile:

03-04-2008, 07:34 PM
Think it might have been named for Penn's lightbulb?

03-04-2008, 08:19 PM
Was that Pennsylvania Quakers or Pennsylvainia Crackers?
Either way I'm proud to be one of the massive
thanks King Charles for paying your debts..lol

I wonder what the brook trout fishing was like back then!