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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 MarkersWyoming Branch of the Free Library

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The last library funded by noted philanthropist Andrew Carnegie opened here October 30, 1930.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersWood Street Riverbank Steps

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The steps here are the only surviving example of ten passageways along the original Delaware River bank commissioned by William Penn in the early 1700s.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2020

last visited: 12/25/2016

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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 MarkersArch Street Meeting House

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The meetinghouse was built in 1804 on a burial ground granted by William Penn in 1701.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersKahal Kodosh Mikveh Israel

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In 1782 this congregation built Philadelphia's first synagogue at this site.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersFirst African Baptist Church Cemetery

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Site of the cemetery that served this congregation from 1824 to 1842.

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 MarkersDavid Bustill Bowser (1820-1900)

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A self-taught Black artist, Bowser, who lived here,

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersAmerica's First Lager

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In 1840, John Wagner brought lager yeast from his native Bavaria and brewed the nation's first lager beer.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2020

last visited: 4/9/2019

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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 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 MarkersFairmount Water Works

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Centerpiece of Philadelphia's water system, 1815-1909

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersSchuylkill Navy of Philadelphia

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The oldest governing body of amateur athletics in America was established in 1858. Rowing club members have participated in competitions at local, national, and international levels.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersFather Divine

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Rev. Major J. Divine, civil rights leader of the 1930s, established Cooperative Economic Plan, providing life's necessities at nominal prices

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2020

last visited: 12/25/2017

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersPhiladelphia Pyramid Club, The

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Founded by prominent members of the Black community, this club fostered, encouraged, and gave expression to civic, social, and cultural opportunities

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/29/2020

last visited: 4/9/2019

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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 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 MarkersMother Theresa Maxis Duchemin (1810-1892)

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The first American-born African American Catholic nun in the nation and charter member of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the first congregation of religious women of color in the world.

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 MarkersBerean Institute

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This school taught Blacks skilled trades not available elsewhere. Later the curriculum was expanded to meet changing student needs

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/16/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersSiegmund Lubin (1851-1923)

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Some of the nation's earliest motion pictures were made here between 1897 and 1899 in the backyard of film pioneer Lubin's home.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/16/2020

last visited: 1/5/2017

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersUniversal Negro Improvement Association

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Founded in 1917 by Marcus Garvey, this movement inspired African-American pride.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/16/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersPearl Bailey (1919-1990)

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Bailey, who lived here as a youth, became one of America's most prominent entertainers.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/16/2020

last visited: 4/14/2018

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersEbenezer Don Carlos Bassett (1833-1908)

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Educator and diplomat. Bassett was principal, Institute for Colored Youth, 1857-69.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/16/2020

last visited: 12/25/2017

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersHenry O. Tanner (1859-1937)

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While living here, Tanner studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/13/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersKelly Family, The

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This famous family lived in the home built here by John B. Kelly. Daughter Grace was an Academy Award-winning actress and Princess of Monaco.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/13/2020

last visited: never

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