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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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The first BOUNTY CONTESTS on Waymarking.com were held in this category in late January/early February 2006: ODragon won the first Groundspeak Volunteer Geocoin for being the first person to enter 40 new waymarks in this category. And Mocadeki won a second Groundspeak Volunteer Geocoin for being the first to enter 40 "roadside" historic markers. For more details, see this thread in the Waymarking Forum. Please only list historic markers that are part of the official program administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. For LOTS of information on this Pennsylvania program, including a searchable database, see the Commission's Website. (But OUR database has GPS coordinates and photos in it!) For the most part, these are the familiar blue markers with gold lettering. You can view a list, in alphabetical order by marker name, of all the markers that have been set up so far as waymarks: List of Waymarks for this Category.
Instructions for Posting a Pennsylvania Historical Markers Waymark:
1. The waymark MUST be an official Pennsylvania State Historic Marker.
2. You are very strongly encourage to upload a photo of the marker. Additional photos showing the area or the place commemorated by the marker are encouraged, but not required.
3. In the "long description" field, please include a brief description of the purpose for the marker. What happened here? You can copy the marker text, or summarize it, or use your own words.
4. Please fill out the required fields using the information provided from the marker's entry at the PHMC website linked to above.
5. The text of a marker usually only hints at the depth of the history behind it. Try doing a Google search on the subject matter of the marker, and if you find a good website, include a link in the optional field provided.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
In your log, please say if you learned something new, and if you took any extra time to explore the area once you stopped at the historic marker waymark. Please post a photo of you OR your GPS at the marker location.
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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersThe 54th Mass. Infantry Regiment US Colored Troops - Mercersburg Pennsylvania

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The 54th Mass. Infantry Regiment US Colored Troops - Mercersburg Pennsylvania.The resting place of 13 members of the 54th Massachusetts

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ted28285

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/21/2021

last visited: 1/7/2021

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersIsaac Charles Mishler (1862-1944)

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Isaac Charles Mishler (1862-1944) Lancaster, PA native and Altoona businessman and promoter. Built and managed theaters throughout PA and NJ. In 1906 he build the opulent Mishler Theatre here, a venue for stage showe, musical performances, live theater, and vaudeville.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member r.e.s.t.seekers

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/5/2021

last visited: 2/7/2021

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersLogan House - Altoona

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Marker where the Logan House Hotel once stood.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ted28285

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/5/2021

last visited: 12/9/2020

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersLeap-the-Dips Roller Coaster

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Historical sign describing the oldest roller coaster in the world. The Leap the Dips. A National Historical Landmark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ted28285

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/5/2021

last visited: 12/9/2020

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersThomas Ustick Walter (1804-1877)

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A marker in Philadelphia that is in front of the Center for Architecture and Design which is about the architect who consulted on City Hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/4/2020

last visited: 6/12/2018

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersJohn Nelson (1917-1959)

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An historical marker commemorating John Nelson, the former president of U.E. Local 506 in Lawrence Park, PA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/14/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersThe Academy of Natural Sciences

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Founded nearby in 1812, it is the oldest natural science institution in the Americas.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersThe SPHAs Basketball Team

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The South Philadelphia Hebrew Association was a dominant professional team from 1918 to 1959, winning 12 league championships.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersUnion Canal

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This canal was operated from 1828-1884.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersBirthplace of Commercial Ice Cream Production

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In 1851 C. Jacob Fussell built a factory nearby to produce ice cream from the surplus milk and cream of York County dairy farmers.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersLittle Lithuania, USA

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A center for Lithuanian settlement since the late 1800s, Schuylkill County's population has the greatest concentration of Lithuanian ancestry in the US.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersSlateford

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One of the first attempts to quarry slate in this country was made here at Slateford by a company chartered in 1808

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersEnos Benner (1799-1860)

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Teacher, author, editor, and printer, Benner issued German-language publications for the Pennsylvania German population from his print shop here.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersPhilip Ginter

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While hunting, Ginter discovered anthracite on Sharp Mountain here in 1791. He showed it to Col. Jacob Weiss, a prominent area settler.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersJay Gould

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The first business venture of the noted speculator and railroad manipulator was in this village, then called Gouldsboro.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersWapwallopen

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Name of the former Indian town near the mouth of the Wapwallopen Creek.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersWayne Natatorium

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Among the largest open-air in-ground swimming pools in the US when it opened here in 1895, it measured 500 feet by 100 feet.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersSnow Hill Cloister

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An offshoot of Ephrata Cloister in Lancaster County, deriving its name from the Snowberger family active in its foundation.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersBattle of Brandywine

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The battle ended just southwest of here at nightfall. With Howe and his troops holding the field, Washington's force withdrew to Chester.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersWilliam A. Stone

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Governor of Pennsylvania, 1899-1903; Congressman in 1891-99, was born two and one-half miles SE of here Apr. 18, 1846.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersWalking Purchase

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Starting here at sunrise, Sept. 19, 1737, Marshall, Yeates, and Jennings set out on the "Indian Walk."

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersAzilum

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The broad plain which can be seen from this point was the site, 1793-1803, of the French refugee colony.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersWyoming County

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Formed on April 4, 1842 out of Luzerne County. The name, honoring the Wyoming Valley, is derived from an Indian word meaning "extensive meadows."

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersFrankstown Path

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The path turned south, up the Frankstown Branch of Juniata.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersTulpehocken Path

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On other side of the creek, where the old road runs, the Tulpehocken Path entered the "Gaps of the Swatara."

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2020

last visited: never

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