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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 MarkersFort Machault

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Marker at 8th & Elk Streets (on U.S. 322), Franklin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kordite

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/4/2005

last visited: 10/7/2019

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersFort Venango

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Marker at 8th & Elk Streets (on U.S. 322), Franklin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kordite

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/4/2005

last visited: 10/7/2019

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersOld Garrison - Franklin, PA

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This marker details the location of Fort Franklin which was occupied until 1799 by U.S. troops and was later transformed into the first jail in Venango County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Szuchie

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 3/23/2008

last visited: 4/28/2004

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersGalena-Signal Oil Company

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Near Venango County Courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Algoma!

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/2/2007

last visited: 6/2/2015

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersGeorge Bissel

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Near Venango County Courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Algoma!

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/1/2007

last visited: 5/17/2014

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersVenango County

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On the front walk of the Venango County Courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Algoma!

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/1/2007

last visited: 5/17/2014

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersFort Franklin - Franklin, PA

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This marker details the site of the first American Fort in the region, built in 1787.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Szuchie

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 3/23/2008

last visited: 5/1/2013

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersJohnny Appleseed - Franklin, PA

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This marker describes French Creek as the area where Mr. Appleseed lived between 1797 and 1804!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Szuchie

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 3/23/2008

last visited: 12/31/2010

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersJohn Dewey

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Dewey was the most famous proponent of hands-on learning or experiential education. He had nothing to do with the Dewey Decimal code!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/10/2008

last visited: 5/30/2012

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersJoseph Reid Gas Engine Company - Oil City, PA

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Historical producer of engines for oil well pumps.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/2/2011

last visited: 7/2/2011

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersOil Well Supply Company

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Oil well supply company in Oil City! Imagine that!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/28/2008

last visited: 5/29/2012

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersJacob J. Vandergrift (1827 - 1899)

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Marker that tells some history of Jacob J. Vandergrift.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member uccacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/12/2011

last visited: 6/28/2014

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersCharles Lockhart (1818-1905)

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Lockhart, Frew & Co.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/13/2009

last visited: 5/29/2012

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersOldest Oil Producing Well

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12 barrels a month, that is if you turn on the pumps! Then the brine water has to be taken care of because the well pumps more brine than oil!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/28/2008

last visited: 4/24/2015

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersHenry R. Rouse

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On northbound Rt. 8 and the Rouseville town line.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Algoma!

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/22/2008

last visited: 5/29/2012

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersHumboldt Refinery

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Humboldt was the cutting-edge of petroleum technology.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/28/2008

last visited: 10/27/2011

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersVenango Path - Northern Marker

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The northern of a set of two markers for the old trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Algoma!

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/2/2007

last visited: 11/20/2011

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersPithole

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This marker details the nearby location of Pithole, a town that once held 15,000 people during Pennsylvania's oil boom, but which now is nothing more then street lines.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Szuchie

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 3/17/2008

last visited: 7/6/2016

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersDensmore Tank Cars

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This marker memorializes the first functional railway oil tank car which was invented and constructed in 1865 by James and Amos Densmore.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Szuchie

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 3/17/2008

last visited: 10/15/2011

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersFirst Oil Pipeline

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This Pennsylvania historical marker details the site of the first oil pipeline constructed in 1865.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Szuchie

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 3/17/2008

last visited: 10/17/2011

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersPithole City

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Historical marker identifying the birth and death of the first oil-boom town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member miatabug

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/2/2007

last visited: 10/15/2011

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersPithole

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This marker identifies the rise and fall of the first oil boom town, Pithole.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member miatabug

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/2/2007

last visited: 10/15/2011

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersDrake Well Park - Titusville, PA

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This marker designates this site as the location where Edwin Drake first struck oil in 1859 - the birth of the petroleum industry!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Szuchie

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 3/23/2008

last visited: 10/30/2011

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersRoberts Torpedo - Titusville, PA

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This marker details the first successful device for increasing the flow of oil by setting off an explosion deep in a well.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Szuchie

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 3/17/2008

last visited: 6/9/2013

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersOil Creek - Titusville, PA

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A marker detailing Oil Creek, a stream where the first white explorers found Indians skimming the water's surface for oil.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Szuchie

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 3/17/2008

last visited: 3/18/2012

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