The Keystone State!!

The Keystone State!!

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:36 am

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Welcome to the Pennsylvania State forum for information about the middle state of the 13 colonies which helped keep it all together like a "keystone" in a foundation!

some facts here http://www.pavisnet.com/pafact/
Poconoeagle
 
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Re: The Keystone State!!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:38 am

I must have missed a post.... poconoeagle is in Teal now :shock:
Congrats!
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Re: The Keystone State!!

PostBy: brckwlt On: Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:02 pm

congrats pocono
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Re: The Keystone State!!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:05 pm

Keystone is certainly an apt name, here's a few tibbits for you:

The first commercial oil well in the world was drilled in Titusville, PA in 1859.


http://www.priweb.org/ed/pgws/history/p ... vania.html

The most important oil well ever drilled was in the middle of quiet farm country in northwestern Pennsylvania in 1859. For this was one of the first successful oil wells that was drilled for the sole purpose of finding oil. Known as the Drake Well, after "Colonel" Edwin Drake, the man responsible for the well, it began an international search for petroleum, and in many ways eventually changed the way we live.


PA coal has long been source of energy:

http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/ftproot/coal/0576.pdf

Pennsylvania has long been a major source of coal,
leading the Nation in coal production until the early
1950's and ranking among the top coal producers since World War II.
Cumulative production is more than 15 billion short
tons, an amount far exceeding that from any other State.

In 1992, coal was Pennsylvania's most valuable mineral
resource, the value of production representing an
estimated 60 percent of the total value of all mineral
commodities produced.


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The development of canals, railroads, and river transportation
opened up markets for both bituminous coal
and anthracite. In 1918, output was a record 277 million
short tons, a level unequalled by any other State.


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First Year of Documented Coal Production
Anthracite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1820 (458 short tons).
Bituminous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1840 (465,000 short tons)
Peak Year of Coal Production
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1918 (277,377,000 short tons).
Anthracite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1917 (99,612,000 short tons).
Bituminous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1918 (178,551,000 short tons)



As of now it is still one of the top producers of coal and with the extraction of natural gas from the Marcellus shale is poised to be a top producer of Natural gas.

http://geology.com/articles/marcellus-shale.shtml
Recent Surprise Estimates


In early 2008, Terry Englander, a geoscience professor at Pennsylvania State University, and Gary Lash, a geology professor at the State University of New York at Fredonia, surprised everyone with estimates that the Marcellus might contain more than 500 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Using some of the same horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing methods that had previously been applied in the Barnett Shale of Texas, perhaps 10% of that gas (50 trillion cubic feet) might be recoverable. That volume of natural gas would be enough to supply the entire United States for about two years and have a wellhead value of about one trillion dollars! [5]
Richard S.
 
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Re: The Keystone State!!

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:24 pm

Richard I feel left out I want my name color changed to camo so I can control everything I want all the colors :P
Congrats to eagle I know he will do a good Job but if you need help with controlling this big State I got your back ;)
coal berner
 
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Re: The Keystone State!!

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:13 pm

Our directory contains over 42,000 links to PA businesses. It is organized by topic and by geography. In each county you will find:
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Much, much more
http://www.pavisnet.com/
Poconoeagle
 
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Re: The Keystone State!!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:26 pm

coal berner wrote:Richard I feel left out I want my name color changed to camo so I can control everything I want all the colors :P


Well I can't help you with the camo but can with the blue. :D
Richard S.
 
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Re: The Keystone State!!

PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:02 pm

Richard S. wrote:
coal berner wrote:Richard I feel left out I want my name color changed to camo so I can control everything I want all the colors :P


Well I can't help you with the camo but can with the blue. :D

Ok I will take the blue but see if you can work on the camo for me
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Re: The Keystone State!!

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:37 am

Poconoeagle
 
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Re: The Keystone State!!

PostBy: acesover On: Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:36 am

Have you clicked on a city on this. Sad.
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Re: The Keystone State!!

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:51 am

I have. it is weak for sure but as a reference it is a steping stone... ;)
Poconoeagle
 
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Re: The Keystone State!!

PostBy: coal berner On: Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:30 pm

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Re: The Keystone State!!

PostBy: dtzackus On: Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:19 am

Aren't we forgeting the best part of the fall / winter here in good ole NE PA, the fact that every fire company normally hosts a block shoots. Good times are normally had by all. Dan
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Re: The Keystone State!!

PostBy: New Hope Engineer On: Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:07 pm

dtzackus wrote:Aren't we forgeting the best part of the fall / winter here in good ole NE PA, the fact that every fire company normally hosts a block shoots. Good times are normally had by all. Dan

i have heard of turkey shoots,but never a block shoot. what is that? :)
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Re: The Keystone State!!

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:06 pm

I think in our are they call them "board shoots" or "flying board shoots." They sell you the shotgun shells then they throw a square hunk of wood something like 3" x 3" and you shoot it. They then count how many pellets strike the board or in a given area of that board.

Never been to one but the neighbor once showed me his board full of holes that won him a turkey.



Rick
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