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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 MarkersMary Lou Williams

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Called "The First Lady of the Jazz Keyboard," one of Pittsburgh's musical legends learned her music theory and practiced her piano here at Lincoln Elementary School.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/3/2006

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersBilly Strayhorn Takes the A Train

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The composer of "Take the A Train" polished his jazz skills here at Westinghouse High School in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/12/2006

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersNational Negro Opera Company

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What I thought would be a boring marker at the side of the road turned out to be a haunted house on a hillside, right out of a Scooby Doo episode.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/12/2006

last visited: 3/26/2009

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersFirst Drive-in Filling Station

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It took me several trips and a lot of gas to finally spot this marker on a nondescript stretch of urban landscape. There's no trace left of the first filling station.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/26/2006

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersBilly Eckstine

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This ordinary house in Pittsburgh's urban Highland Park neighborhood proves that greatness can spring from anywhere. It is nice to see the City's jazz heritage commemorated with this marker.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/29/2006

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersShannopin Town

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Slow down when you exit the 40th Street Bridge, or you'll blow right past this one on your way into Lawrenceville.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/12/2006

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersShadyside Iron Furnace

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It's now a hoity toity private school in an exclusive urban neighborhood, but there was once an iron furnace here. It lasted only a year. Now "snob" can be found instead of "smog."

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 3/5/2006

last visited: 6/21/2008

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersStation WQED: The First Public Television Station

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Pittsburgh is the birthplace of public television. This marker is at the offices and studios of WQED TV and WQED FM. Welcome to Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood!

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 3/5/2006

last visited: 8/4/2016

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersJane Holmes (1805-1885)

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I shocked! I could find very little about this women!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/1/2010

last visited: 10/17/2010

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersVictor Herbert

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Irish-born, educated in Europe as a cellist, Herbert conducted the Pittsburgh Orchestra here, 1898-1904. His compositions ranged from classical orchestral works to popular operettas including "Babes in Toyland" and "Naughty Marietta."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TeamLich

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/5/2006

last visited: 4/9/2017

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersJane Grey Swisshelm

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She had a mind and wasn't afraid to use it!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/30/2010

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersStephen C. Foster Memorial

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Marker at Forbes Ave. just E of Bigelow Blvd., Oakland, Pittsburgh

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kordite

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/1/2006

last visited: 4/9/2017

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersAndrew Carnegie

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A poor Scottish immigrant, Carnegie became a millionaire steel magnate and proponent of the "Gospel of Wealth." Seeking to benefit society with his fortune, he built over 2,500 libraries and endowed institutions advancing education and peace.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TeamLich

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/5/2006

last visited: 4/9/2017

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersUniversity of Pittsburgh

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Marker at 5th Ave. & Bigelow Blvd., Oakland, Pittsburgh.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kordite

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/4/2006

last visited: 3/31/2018

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersBarney Dreyfuss

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Marker at Posvar Hall of the University of Pittsburgh

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kordite

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/8/2006

last visited: 4/9/2017

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersForbes Field

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Marker at Roberto Clemente Drive, University of Pittsburgh.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kordite

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/8/2006

last visited: 5/6/2017

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersV.F.W.

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Marker at 5th Ave. & Bigelow Blvd., Oakland, Pittsburgh

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kordite

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/4/2006

last visited: 6/10/2007

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersAllegheny Arsenal

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An important military installation from the 1800's is now a nice park next to a school in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/12/2006

last visited: 4/15/2009

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersJohnny Unitas

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Wow, the legendary quarterback -- a Pittsburgh native -- played an important game right on this school field before he turned pro.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/12/2006

last visited: 3/9/2012

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersStephen C. Foster

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His "Old Kentucky Home" was actually in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/12/2006

last visited: 6/3/2009

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersSalk Polio Vaccine

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This marker commemorates the location where Dr. Jonas Salk did the research that led to a vaccine to eradicate polio.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 3/5/2006

last visited: 3/12/2010

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersPittsburgh Grease Plant

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Well, it ain't exactly the "Signing of the Declaration of Independence," but this spot in the industrial end of Pittsburgh's Strip District warrants an historic marker for its contribution to the war effort. Grease is the word...

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/12/2006

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersRobert Lee Vann

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Get a "twofer" by learning about journalists Robert Lee Vann and Frank Bolden, who both have markers here along Centre Avenue in the Hill District.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/18/2006

last visited: 3/13/2010

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersFrank E. Bolden (1912-2003)

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Get a "twofer" by learning about journalists Robert Lee Vann and Frank Bolden, who both have markers here along Centre Avenue in the Hill District.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/18/2006

last visited: 3/13/2010

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersDaisy E. Lampkin

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From ordinary surroundings come extraordinary people. One of them was named "Daisy."

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/18/2006

last visited: never

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