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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 German Society of Pennsylvania

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The German Society of Pennsylvania is still active today.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rattrak

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/7/2019

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersLegendary Blue Horizon, The

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It is still a huge boxing venue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/1/2008

last visited: 8/30/2016

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersFreedom Theatre

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A well known theatre in the area with a lot of history. Pennsylvania's oldest black theatre.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/1/2008

last visited: 11/3/2009

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersThe Salvation Army

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The first U.S. corps was...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/26/2009

last visited: 2/21/2009

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersSt. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church - Philadelphia, PA

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This blue, historical marker 'tells' the story of the Nativistis riots and the burning of this church in 1844. The church sued the city for lack of protection and was awarded $40,000. The church was rebuilt a few years later.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/5/2011

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersRalph Modjeski (1861-1940) - Philadelphia, PA

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This historic marker is located a few feet south to the entrance of Franklin Square Park, at theNW corner of 6th & Race Sts. Ralph Modjeski was a Polish-born American engineer who achieved prominence in the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/25/2008

last visited: 3/11/2016

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersPennsylvania Hall - Philadelphia, PA

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This site was a 19th-century abolitionist meeting place in Phila., PA. In the years prior to the building of the Hall, the city's African American population had grown large as freed & fugitive slaves began to unite w/ the Quakers to end slavery.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/29/2008

last visited: 8/28/2016

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersBenjamin Smith Barton (1766-1815)

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This marker in front of the Federal Detention Center, is at the location where Benjamin Barton, professor of natural history and educator of Meriwether Lewis lived. One assumes it was not a jail when Barton lived here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/5/2008

last visited: 12/10/2015

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersBarrymores, The

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Lionel (1878-1954), Ethel (1879-1959), and John (1882-1942)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/3/2008

last visited: 7/3/2015

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersPhiladelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society

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During the 1830s, 40s, and 50s, antislavery societies sprang up in cities across the North. In 1837, Philadelphia was home to three such organizations: one being the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/2/2007

last visited: 7/3/2015

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersNational Funeral Service for President Washington - Philadelphia, PA

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George Washington died on December 14, 1799...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/19/2009

last visited: 6/27/2015

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersDavid Salisbury Franks (c.1740-1793)

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David Salisbury Franks (c.1740-1793) Will the next person please take a decent picture?

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/2/2007

last visited: 7/3/2015

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersFriends Meeting

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Friends Meeting

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/4/2008

last visited: 7/3/2015

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersPresbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

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Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/3/2008

last visited: 6/27/2015

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersBetsy Ross

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A marker next to the Betsy Ross House in historic Philadelphia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/1/2009

last visited: 7/2/2015

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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 MarkersHaym Salomon

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Financier of the Revolution.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/2/2007

last visited: 8/28/2016

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersCyrus Bustill

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The Bustill family is one of the oldest African American families in the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/6/2009

last visited: 7/31/2016

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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: 7/3/2015

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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 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: 7/2/2015

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersSamuel Hopkins (1743 - 1818)

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Hopkins had petitioned for a patent on an improvement "in the making of Pot ash and Pearl ash by a new Apparatus and Process."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/2/2007

last visited: 7/2/2015

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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 MarkersMathew Carey (1760-1839) - Philadelphia, PA

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This marker honors the Irish born publisher and economist, Mathew Carey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Janila

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/21/2018

last visited: 7/3/2015

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