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Test your Pennsylvania IQ with this Pa. pop quiz

Plus, Pa.'s own made-up national holiday.


July 8, 2022
Inside this edition: Wawa incursion, moar trains, land of make believe, butterfly effect, history repair, and a Pennsylvania IQ test.

Editor's note: We'll be back with a full edition next week.


» One thing worth knowing: Wawa plans to double its central Pennsylvania store count in the next three to five years, WGAL reports. That means new outposts in what is currently Sheetz territory.

» One more thing worth knowing: Pennsylvania will spend $200 million to add another daily Amtrak train between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, TribLIVE reports. There is only one daily train now.

» One holiday worth pretending: It's July, and that means National Pennsylvania Day is here again. The made-up holiday marks Pennsylvania's joining of the union. Here's Capital-Star's 2020 holiday guide.

» One bug worth cheering: A rare, iridescent butterfly has been spotted in a Delaware swamp for the first time in 27 years, WHYY reports. Officials won't say exactly where in an effort to protect it.

» One place worth pinning: The birthplace of Black opera in the U.S. is in Pittsburgh, and after decades of decay and disrepair, renovations on the historic house are finally underway, per WESA.

Think you know Pennsylvania like the back of your hand? Let's find out. 

Send your answers to newsletters@spotlightpa.org.

The first five readers with all five answers correct will get bragging rights and a shipment of PA Local swag. Here we go. And good luck! 
  1. What is Pennsylvania's state amphibian? 
  2. Youse is to yinz as Wawa is to ___________.
  3. How many counties are there in Pennsylvania? 
  4. True or false: Pennsylvania is also called the Cornerstone State? 
  5. Which Pennsylvania town has been on fire for 60 years? 

Colin Deppen, PA Local editor

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