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Joseph Winters
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
N 39° 56.350 W 077° 39.521
18S E 272839 N 4424390
Quick Description: Joseph Winters Marker is located at 130 N. 2nd St., Chambersburg.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 10/10/2005 11:55:19 AM
Waymark Code: WM2D0
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
Views: 20

Long Description:
African American inventor who secured a U.S. patent for the first fireescape ladder and hose conductor in 1878. In 1879 Winters was issued a second U.S. patent for improvements to the original invention. Winters was active in the Underground Railroad. He resided in Chambersburg.
Marker Name: Joseph Winters (c. 1816-1916)

County: Franklin

Date Dedicated: 05/23/2005

Marker Type: City

Location: Junior Hose and Truck Company#2, 130 N. Second St., Chambersburg

Category: African American, Entrepreneurs, Native American, Underground Railroad, Police and Safety, Invention

Website: Not listed

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