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Some People Don’t Know That Philadelphia Was The First To Do These 11 Things

Philadelphia’s long and storied history includes a lot of this nation’s firsts. Thanks to Benjamin Franklin, William Penn and other founding fathers of Philadelphia, we can brag that we were the very first in the country to do all of these things!

These Philadelphia firsts are just a small sample of the incredible history that Philadelphia can brag about! Walk the streets of Old City and read each historic marker along the way – you’ll be stunned by what you learn about your hometown.


Kim Magaraci
Kim Magaraci is a freelance writer in the tri-state area who spends all of her time running around in circles so that her dog Wilco can have a better life. She loves all things Delaware and Philly... except scrapple. Contact: