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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 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 MarkersThomas E. Cahill (1828-1878)

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Entrepreneur and philanthropist who bequeathed the bulk of his estate to establish Roman Catholic High School for Boys, the first free Catholic high school in the US.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersNFL Films

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Founded here in 1965, the filmmaking arm of the National Football League helped propel the NFL to popularity in the US.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersPennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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A beautiful building. I hope the next person takes better photographs.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/18/2007

last visited: 8/18/2019

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersAmerican Friends Service Committee

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This historical marker is located at Friends Center, 15th and Cherry Streets in Philadelphia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/15/2007

last visited: 7/2/2015

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersCivilian Public Service

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This historical marker is located at Friends Center, 15th and Cherry Streets in Phialdelphia

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/15/2007

last visited: 7/2/2015

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersThomas Eakins (1844-1916)

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One of the finest realist painters of his time. A master of the art of the human figure. His work included portraits and scenes of sporting and medical events such as The Gross Clinic.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersGirl Scout Cookies

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Marker Text: On November 11, 1932, Girl Scouts baked & sold cookies for the first time in the windows of the Philadelphia Gas & Electric Co. here. This endeavor soon became a Philadelphia tradition. In 1936 the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. adopted the annual cookie sale as a national program.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/23/2006

last visited: 6/11/2018

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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 MarkersMasonic Temple Philadelphia

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A marker outside the Masonic Temple on Broad Street to the north of City Hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/3/2008

last visited: 6/11/2018

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersEdmund N. Bacon

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Historical Marker near the Love park (JFK Plaza)

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Princess Lisa

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/14/2007

last visited: 8/18/2019

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersPhiladelphia

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Marker Text: Founded by William Penn. Laid out in 1682. Chartered a city, 1701. Pennsylvania's capital until 1799; the nation's to 1800. County was one of Pennsylvania's original three, formed 1682 and consolidated with city in 1854. Name means "City of Brotherly Love."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/23/2006

last visited: 8/18/2019

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersPublic Sector Collective Bargaining

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Pennsylvania historical marker located on the north side of City Hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/3/2008

last visited: 8/18/2019

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersMother Jones

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Not to be confused with Mother Jones, an independent, left wing, nonprofit magazine rooted in progressive political values and known for its investigative reporting!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/1/2008

last visited: 12/30/2014

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersRobert Purvis (1810-1898)

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An abolitionist, Purvis fought for the rights of Blacks through his lecturing, writing, and activity in antislavery societies.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2020

last visited: never

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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: 2/29/2016

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersBroad Street Station, Philadelphia

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This marker, located across the street from City Hall, commemorates the former Broad Street Railroad Station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/6/2008

last visited: 8/18/2019

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersMother's Day

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Marker Text: Founded by Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia. First officially observed in 1908, it honored motherhood & family life at a time of rising feminist activism. An early supporter was John Wanamaker, whose store stood opposite. Mother's Day was given federal recognition, 1914.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/23/2006

last visited: 6/11/2018

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersJohn Wanamaker (1838-1922)

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This marker commemorates John Wanamaker a Philadelphia merchant who, among other things, opened Wanamaker's Department Store.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/5/2008

last visited: 12/26/2014

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersHershey's First Candy Store

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Milton Snavely Hershey opened his first candy business here on June 1, 1876, at eighteen years of age.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2020

last visited: 8/29/2016

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersCentral Library

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Opened on June 2, 1927, the...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/7/2006

last visited: 6/16/2019

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersMeriwether Lewis

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Meriwether Lewis (August 18, 1774 – October 11, 1809) was an American explorer, soldier, and public administrator, best known for his role as the leader of the Corps of Discovery, whose mission was to explore the territory of the Louisiana Purchase.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/15/2007

last visited: 6/16/2019

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersFrank N. Piasecki (1919-2008)

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Aviation pioneer Piasecki developed and flew the 2nd helicopter in the US and the world’s 1st tandem rotor helicopter, initiating the 1st practical use of rotorcraft in the 1940s.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersPSFS Building

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Philadelphia Saving Fund Society Building

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/3/2008

last visited: 8/1/2015

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