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Old 03-11-2009, 03:36 PM   #1
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PA Historical Markers

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)


Three Mile Island (N40 09.162 W76 43.044)
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:53 PM   #2
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Awesome thread idea for us History buffs.
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Old 03-11-2009, 04:34 PM   #3
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shit...i've got A LOT of walking to do jsut in philly. forget the suburbs.
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:00 PM   #4
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shit...i've got A LOT of walking to do jsut in philly. forget the suburbs.
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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Old 03-11-2009, 07:40 PM   #5
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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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I hope the book is better than the website.
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:29 AM   #7
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:34 AM   #8
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Latitude N40 52.80 Long. W78 45.92

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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Old 03-12-2009, 07:25 AM   #9
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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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Re: McGees Mills covered bridge

Mark_O, when you took the photo of the marker at the covered bridge , did you intentionally crop off the top of the marker

The PA Historical Markers have the state seal at the top. For more info about the PA Historical Marker Program, go to http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal...Level_2&mode=2

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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!
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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Mark_O, when you took the photo of the marker at the covered bridge , did you intentionally crop off the top of the marker

The PA Historical Markers have the state seal at the top. For more info about the PA Historical Marker Program, go to http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal...Level_2&mode=2
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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Old 03-13-2009, 01:46 PM   #13
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Grabbed a few more today on the way home from work.

Cresap's Fort (N39 58.415 W76 29.655)

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Gettysburg Campaign - Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge (N40 01.547 W76 31.788)

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Springetsbury Manor (N40 01.481 W76 31.625)

More Information included here, along with lots of other interesting old news.

Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal - Wrightsville (N40 01.474 W76 31.602)

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



the General Store (before PO closed)



another one along River Rd

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