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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 MarkersThe Academy of Natural Sciences

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

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

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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.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersUnion Canal

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This canal was operated from 1828-1884.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

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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.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

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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.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

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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

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

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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.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

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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.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

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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.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersWapwallopen

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

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

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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.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

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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.

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date approved: 6/5/2020

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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.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

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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.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

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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."

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

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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.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

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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."

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/5/2020

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersFrankstown Path

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

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location: Pennsylvania

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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."

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2020

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersGraceanna Lewis (1821-1912)

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An early female scientist considered one of the best educated female naturalists of her day, Lewis dedicated her life to the study of botany and zoology.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2020

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersPennypack Creek Bridge

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Built circa 1697 at a Lenape Indian trail crossing, it is the oldest roadway bridge in continuous use in the nation.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2020

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersEddie Gottlieb (1898-1979)

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A founder of the Basketball Association of America in 1946, the forerunner to the NBA, Gottlieb was introduced to basketball as a student here in 1914.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2020

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersIsrael Goldstein (1896-1986)

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Born & educated in this city, this leader of the Zionist movement, author, and conservative rabbi presided over many organizations.

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location: Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersJohn C. Asbury (1862-1941)

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A prominent African American Republican who as legislator sponsored a statewide civil rights bill in 1921 that served as a model for future efforts.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2020

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersPhiladelphia Chinatown

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Founded in the 1870s by Chinese immigrants, it is the only “Chinatown” in Pennsylvania.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2020

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