Posted by: Kordite
N 40° 26.654 W 079° 57.292
17T E 588632 N 4477589
Quick Description: Marker at 5th Ave. & Bigelow Blvd., Oakland, Pittsburgh
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 4/4/2006 5:22:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM9WW
The marker reads: "The Veterans of Foreign Wars organized September 14-17, 1914, at the former Schenley Hotel near here. Veterans who had served in Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines and China were among its founders."
Marker Name: V.F.W.
Date Dedicated: 09/16/1967
Marker Type: City
Location: 5th Ave. & Bigelow Blvd., Oakland, Pittsburgh
Category: Military, Military Post-Civil War
Website: [Web Link]
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