Pennsylvania - The state where I have lived my whole life.
Named for William Penn, its founder,
the name means, Penn's Woods.
|Pennsbury Manor, Morrisville, PA|
William Penn grew up the son of a wealthy Admiral in the British navy.
On a visit to Ireland,
he heard a Quaker preacher
and adopted the teachings as his belief system.
|Buttons On A Penn Reenactor, The More Buttons the Wealthier the Wearer|
Penn was a staunch Quaker
and faced persecution and jail time for his beliefs.
He also gave a lot of his inherited wealth to support Quakerism.
King Charles II of England
repaid a large debt to Penn in the form of Land.
Land in the colonies.
Penn's goal was to start a colony that represented his beliefs.
The city of Philadelphia was planned by Penn
as was this home.
|They Say He Is A Gentle Beast|
I'm Not Sure I Would Be Wearing Red Though.
But Penn spent very little time here -
only 4 years in the colonies and a fraction of that time in his Manor.
|Brewer Checks His Brew, No Samples.|
Penn died in 1718 in England owing much debt.
But today, Penn's legacy lives on in Pennsylvania.
400 Pennsbury Memorial Rd, Morrisville, PA 19067
More of my photos from the Manor are here.