PA Historical Markers

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by Skyclad, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    I was thinking about this wonderful state that I call home, and all the history here. Taking a cue from the West Virginia Inmates, I thought it would be cool to have a thread showing the historical markers to be found around the state.

    Now, I certainly don't expect that we will get them all any time soon, as there are over 2000 scattered around the state. Nor does a motorcycle have to be in the picture, as there are some that you can not (legally) get a bike next to. Hell, I don't even care if they are file photos. However, I would like it if you can post GPS coordinates for the signs, or good directions on where it is for the technologically challenged. Trust me on this, the official PA website does not have them all right. (PA Historical Marker Spreadsheet)

    Here are a couple to start it off.

    Columbia, PA (N40 01.900 W76 30.487)
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    Three Mile Island (N40 09.162 W76 43.044)
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  2. Mark_O

    Mark_O Drain Bamaged

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    Awesome thread idea for us History buffs.
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  3. KnightofNi

    KnightofNi teh 1337 5uxx0r

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    shit...i've got A LOT of walking to do jsut in philly. forget the suburbs.
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  4. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    Oh yeah, I am sure you do. Crap, even York has 10 or 15 in the downtown area. Let's not even talk about the GEttysburg area...
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  5. wcohl

    wcohl Been here awhile

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    skyclad,

    The PA Historical Musem Commision sells a book with pictures and a bit of information about each of the markers. I do a lot of driving for work all over the state and thought it would be cool to visit each one. You gave me some incentive to get started.
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  6. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    I hope the book is better than the website.:lol3
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  7. Mark_O

    Mark_O Drain Bamaged

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    Latitude N40 52.80 Long. W78 45.92
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  8. madmaximum

    madmaximum She said we're all idiots

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    I rode past this bridge Saturday afternoon and thought it would make a great location for a tag.

    Great idea Skyclad. But let's put the bikes in the pictures!
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  9. HairBear

    HairBear I'm a Grandpa

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    Are you looking for the blue signs specifically? I was at a "historic" cemetery last weekend, but by the brown sign I think it was under Raccoon's jurisdiction.
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  10. cyclejohn

    cyclejohn Been here awhile

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  11. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    I never said the bike couldn't be in the picture, just that it is not required. I didn't want to make this another version of ToR, just a thread dedicted to a bit of Pennsylvania's rich history.
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  12. Mark_O

    Mark_O Drain Bamaged

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    Was down there last Aug. with a friend, it's his photo, I only took a photo of the bridge. Wife loves covered bridges.
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  13. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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  14. PABiker

    PABiker Anywhere but here

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    Only one I currently have:

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    More Information

    I'll try to get the GPS co-ords and edit this later.
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  15. KAdriver

    KAdriver adventures on asphalt

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    This one's not hard to find, I don't have the Lat/Long.
    This is across from the old Lumberville General Store/ Post office (now closed) along River Rd. That bridge in the background is a foot bridge crossing into NJ.

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    the General Store (before PO closed)

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    another one along River Rd

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  16. RPD1

    RPD1 We don't

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    Here's the one that's in front of the old Carbon County Jail.


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  17. ADVer

    ADVer Been here awhile

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    Took this this morning on my way to work.
    University of Pittsburgh Medical School and Salk Hall (Dental School)

    N40 26 33.9 W 79 57 43.8

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    In New Cumberland, a couple of blocks off the main drag.

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  19. Mark_O

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    a few from today's ride
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    I went and took this today to fix the last one
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    A few from near where I live:

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    The Morton Homestead. Along Rt 420 in Prospect Park ( 1/2 mile north of I-95) N 39º 52.633' W 075º 18.318


    Govenor Printz Park- on 2nd Street in Essington,PA
    N 39º 51.737' W 075º 18.159'
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    The Lazaretto Quarantine Station--2nd Street near Printz Ave., Essington
    N 39º 51.737' W 075º 17.969'
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