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Pennsylvania Historical Markers
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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 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

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersWalnut Street Theatre

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I think I saw my first play here! Phantom of the Opera

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/6/2009

last visited: 8/29/2015

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersWills Eye Institute

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Almost 200 year old!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/6/2009

last visited: 8/29/2015

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersFirst Republican National Convention

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In the Musical Fund Hall...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/26/2006

last visited: 6/28/2015

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersMikveh Israel Cemetery

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Founded 1740. A burial ground for Jewish veterans and patriots of the Revolutionary War. Notables buried here include Nathan Levy, whose ship brought the Liberty Bell to America; Haym Salomon, Revolutionary patriot; the Gratz family; and Aaron Levy, founder of Aaronsburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member evrik

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/30/2005

last visited: 2/28/2016

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersJoseph Bonaparte

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The elder brother of Napoleon...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/26/2006

last visited: 6/28/2015

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersRobert Patterson

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The marker stands outside the post office (the original site of the University of Pennsylvania) on Ninth Street between Market and Chestnut.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/17/2007

last visited: 6/27/2015

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersRobert Cornelius

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A marker at the corner of 8th and Ranstead, literally within sight of another marker. This marker commemorates Robert Cornelius, a metalurgist who opened one of the world's first photographic studios.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/5/2008

last visited: 8/29/2015

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersSiegmund Lubin (1851-1923)

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This is one of two markers located in the short block of N. 9th Street between Market and Ranstead. This marker commemorates Siegmund Lubin the first movie mogul.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/5/2008

last visited: 8/29/2015

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersNicholas Biddle

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The financier, statesman...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/26/2006

last visited: 2/28/2016

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersWilliam Still (1821-1902)

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A marker commemorating William Still, an abolitionist and "agent" in the Underground Railroad, the network for freeing slaves.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/8/2008

last visited: 8/18/2019

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersMeta V.W. Fuller (1877-1968)

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A marker commemorating Meta Fuller, one of the leading Black sculptors in the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/8/2008

last visited: 7/2/2015

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersW.C. Fields

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Fields was born William Claude Dukenfield in Darby.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/17/2009

last visited: 7/3/2015

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersRicketts' Circus - Philadelphia, PA

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Site of America's first circus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/1/2012

last visited: 12/26/2014

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersPennsylvania Hospital

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There are so many links available for this hospital, the first in the U.S. Take a moment to google (or whatever) it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/2/2007

last visited: 8/30/2015

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersPhiladelphia Sketch Club

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Philadelphia's oldest art club.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rattrak

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/7/2019

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical Markers Tomas Garrigue Masaryk (1850-1937)

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A marker commemorating the first President of Czechoslovakia's visit to Philadelphia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/8/2008

last visited: 7/26/2014

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersWalnut Street Prison

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This prison was known as a "penitentiary" (from the Latin word for remorse). The Quakers believed that through reflection and repentance, inmates would give up crime and leave prison rehabilitated, If it where that easy!!!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/6/2010

last visited: 8/20/2019

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersHenry George

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I think, Henry believed in taxing the land only, not what was on it!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/6/2010

last visited: 2/28/2016

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersReading Terminal Headhouse & Market

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The Philadelphia and Reading Railroad’s Terminal Station and the Market

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member evrik

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/21/2005

last visited: 7/3/2015

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersMaxfield Parrish - Philadelphia, PA

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A historical marker near Independence Hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/6/2017

last visited: 1/6/2017

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersBenjamin Banneker Institute

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Sounds like a very talented guy!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/19/2007

last visited: 12/27/2015

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersWilliam Whipper

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A founder, American Moral...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/26/2006

last visited: 3/11/2016

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersAmerican Pharmaceutical Association

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No medicine men with potions hanging off their wagons allowed!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/1/2008

last visited: 6/11/2018

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersGay Rights Demonstrations - Philadelphia, PA

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Annual public demonstrations for...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/19/2009

last visited: 8/20/2019

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