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Roadside historic markers are our windows to the past. They educate us, they make us curious to investigate, or they provide a nice excuse to take a break and stretch our legs while we read what happened here. Pennsylvania's historic marker program is a great way to learn the history of the Keystone State! See waymark creation and logging requirements below.
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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersBaldwin Locomotive Works

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For years the nation’s leading locomotive manufacturer, it exported products worldwide. Established here by Matthias Baldwin in 1835.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/16/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersBerean Institute

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This school taught Blacks skilled trades not available elsewhere. Later the curriculum was expanded to meet changing student needs

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/16/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersSiegmund Lubin (1851-1923)

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Some of the nation's earliest motion pictures were made here between 1897 and 1899 in the backyard of film pioneer Lubin's home.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/16/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersUniversal Negro Improvement Association

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Founded in 1917 by Marcus Garvey, this movement inspired African-American pride.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/16/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersPearl Bailey (1919-1990)

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Bailey, who lived here as a youth, became one of America's most prominent entertainers.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/16/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersEbenezer Don Carlos Bassett (1833-1908)

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Educator and diplomat. Bassett was principal, Institute for Colored Youth, 1857-69.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/16/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersHenry O. Tanner (1859-1937)

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While living here, Tanner studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/13/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersKelly Family, The

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This famous family lived in the home built here by John B. Kelly. Daughter Grace was an Academy Award-winning actress and Princess of Monaco.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/13/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersViolet Oakley (1874-1961)

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Artist famed for her murals in Pennsylvania's State Capitol, reflecting Penn's ideals of justice & peace.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/13/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersBenjamin Rush (1745-1813)

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Physician, humanitarian, educator, patriot leader. He signed the Declaration of Independence, opposed slavery, and supported public health & social reforms.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/13/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersCommodore John Barry

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Following the creation of the US Navy in 1794 under President Washington, Barry was appointed first commissioned officer and Secretary.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/13/2020

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersMason-Dixon Survey

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Here, in 1763, the southernmost point of Philadelphia was determined as the starting point for the survey of one of the most important borders in the nation.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/12/2020

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersJoseph and Amy Cassey (1789-1848)/(1809-56)

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This prominent, wealthy African American abolitionist couple founded intellectual and benevolent societies for blacks.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/12/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersMcClellan House

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Father and son lived at 912 Walnut Street after 1832. Home of George McClellan, M.D., founder, Jefferson Medical College, until he died in 1847

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/12/2020

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersGertrude E.H. Bustill Mossell (1855-1948)

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Teacher and journalist lived here. Wrote for many publications on race and feminism

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/12/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersFreedom Now Rally

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On August 3, 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King addressed a crowd of 10,000 at this intersection.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/10/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersJohn W. Coltrane (1926-1967)

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A pioneering African-American jazz musician, composer, saxophonist.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/10/2020

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersWalking Purchase

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Solomon Jennings, one of the three walkers, fell out of the race near here, having covered about 19 miles from Wrightstown.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/10/2020

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersParker Kidnapping & Rescue

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Emboldened by the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, Maryland slave catchers kidnapped Rachel and Elizabeth Parker from the Nottingham area in 1851.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/10/2020

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersJoseph Priestley

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The noted English scientist, discoverer of oxygen, and Unitarian theologian lived in Northumberland, 1794 to 1804.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/10/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersFamous Indian Walk, The - PLAQUE

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Of a day and a half from Wrightstown, Bucks County to near the present Mauch Chunk was performed for the Penn proprietors of Pennsylvania September 19-20, 1737 by Edward Marshall

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/10/2020

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersWalking Purchase

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Measured 1737, according to a supposed Indian deed of 1686, granting lands extending a day-and-a-half walk.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/10/2020

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersWalking Purchase

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The fleet-footed Edward Marshall and associates in the day and a half walk on Sept.19-20,1737, crossed Hokendauqua Creek below this point.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/10/2020

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersNewport Fugitive Slave Rescue

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In July 1841, three Md. slaves, Alick, Tom, and Ben, were pursued to Newport by bounty hunters. While Ben drowned as he attempted to cross the Juniata River, the other two were captured.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersHoney Hollow Watershed

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A 700-acre watershed, managed for agriculture; first in the nation to show that cooperative action, with federal technical assistance, can shape land use.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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