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Harry Kellar (1849-1922)
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N 42° 07.310 W 080° 04.952
17T E 575837 N 4663710
Quick Description: PA Historical Marker for Harry Kellar, the Dean of American Magicians
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 7/28/2017 6:47:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMW966
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
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Long Description:
This historical marker is along the north end of Griswold Park in downtown Erie, PA, along West 13th Street. The marker commemorates Harry Kellar, a famous magician who was born in Erie. The marker text reads:

Known as the “Dean of American Magicians,” he was mentor and friend to Harry Houdini. Considered the first American magician to become an international star, he performed extensively on five continents, impressing audiences with his elegant theatrical illusions for more than 40 years. He popularized the Vanishing Birdcage effect and perfected the levitation illusion. Born in Erie, he returned to perform many times. His boyhood home stood nearby.
Marker Name: Harry Kellar (1849-1922)

County: Erie

Date Dedicated: 5/9/2008

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: Griswold Park, S side of W 13th St., betw. Peach & Sassafras Sts., Erie

Category: Performers, Professions & Vocations

Website: [Web Link]

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