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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 MarkersBlack Boys Rebellion

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"The Black Boys," led by James Smith, opposed renewed trade relations with the Indians due to recent attacks, often disrupting British supply shipments to western forts.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersFort Davis

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Built about 1755, on land of Philip Davis

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersAnna Howard Shaw (1847-1919)

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A doctor and theologian, Shaw was national lecturer for the National American Women’s Suffrage Association and a colleague of Susan B. Anthony.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersHumphry Marshall (1722-1801)

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One of the first nurserymen in the nation and the author of the first book on North American trees and shrubs,

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersMartin G. Brumbaugh

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Governor of the State, 1915-19, outstanding educator, was born near here April 14, 1862.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersAtkinson Family, The

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Abolitionists Thomas and Hannah Atkinson and other members of Upper Dublin Friends Meeting conducted an Underground Railroad station at the farm next door.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersFort Jenkins

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A stockaded house used as a settler's refuge was situated here on the bank overlooking the river, 1778-80.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersJohn F. Reynolds (1820-1863)

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Major General in the Union Army during the Civil War. He played a key role in committing the Army of the Potomac to the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersTulpehocken Path

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At Mahantango Gap, seen to the south, was the Double Eagle, a stopping place on the Indian path

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersGreenwood Furnace

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Built about 1837 to supply iron to Freedom Forge near Lewistown.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersCrooked Billet

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Named for a tavern once standing nearby. Scene of Revolutionary War clash during British occupation of Philadelphia.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersPennsylvania Canal (Eastern Division)

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This Division was built, 1826-33; operated until 1901.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersBattle of the Clouds

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Following the September 1777 Battle of Brandywine, Continental forces retreated to regroup along Swedesford Road near the White Horse Tavern.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersSamuel "Roxy" Rothafel (1882-1936)

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Entertainment pioneer who operated the Family Theater on Main St. in 1908-11.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersDelaware Canal

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Here is Lock No.21 in a series of 23 lift locks, numbered from Bristol to Easton

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersWilliam Bigler

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Governor of Pennsylvania, 1852-55; birthplace, about one mile west of here

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersRockville Bridge

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The longest stone masonry arch railroad bridge in the world, visible to the south, was built between 1900 and 1902.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersMontgomery House

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Built in 1792 as the residence of General William Montgomery

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersGreen-Bank

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It was the home of Admiral Porter and Commodore Porter with whom Admiral Farragut often visited.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersScotland School for Veterans' Children

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Established in 1895 as the Pa. Soldiers' Orphans Industrial School, the state-run institution provided primary and secondary education to veterans' children in a residential setting.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersGettysburg Campaign

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General Albert G. Jenkins' brigade of Southern cavalry entered Chambersburg on June 15, 1863.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersForbes Road - Washington & Bouquet Meeting

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Near this site on July 30, 1758, Cols. Bouquet and Washington discussed proposed routes by which Gen. Forbes’ army would attack French Ft. Duquesne.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: 1/8/2021

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersBryden Horse Shoe Works

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Established in 1882, this plant was one of the largest of its kind in the world. It produced a wide variety of horseshoes using the unique patented process of George Bryden.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersBiery's Port

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First structure, a grist mill, was built about 1752.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersHarriton

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Charles Thomson, Secretary of Continental Congress, lived here 1774 until his death in 1824.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/3/2020

last visited: never

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