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Pennsylvania was envisioned by William Penn as a utopia, a land of freedom, justice and natural paradise. Its very name means that it is a land of forests and much of the state is still covered by them. In these woods still roam wild animals such as black bears.
Pennsylvania is also a state of industry, Pittsburgh being particularly famous in that regard. Traditionally, the state is regarded as conservative and is noted for religious subcultures such as the Pennsylvania Dutch, descendants of a German christian community. The state's reputation for boring primness was such that W C Fields famously had the inscription "on the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia" engraved on his gravestone.
The legends of Pennsylvania include the ghost of a governor from the state's period as a Swedish colony. There is also the tearful Squonk, a forest dweller so ugly that it will die of embarrassment if seen, and melt into its own tears.