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Mont Alto in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Conklin Hall

 
 
Conklin Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Peter Linehan, May 9, 2007
1. Conklin Hall Marker
Inscription. Built 1907-1909 by the students of early forestry classes from trees and sandstone in the nearby hills, Conklin Hall served as a dormitory until 1989. It was named for Robert Conklin, the Pennsylvania Commissioner of Forestry who supervised its construction. In the early days, it included classrooms and a wood laboratory. Renovated 1993-1994 with support from alumni, local businesses and industries, and the University, it reopened in 1994 as a student center.

One early yearbook said of Conklin Hall: “No matter what the future, the days here will be the ones remembered when age brings quiet contemplation.”
 
Erected 1994 by Penn State University.
 
Location. 39° 50.48′ N, 77° 32.468′ W. Marker is in Mont Alto, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from Campus Drive. Click for map. Marker is at Conklin Hall which is on the Penn State Mont Alto campus. Marker is in this post office area: Mont Alto PA 17237, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking
Conklin Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Peter Linehan, May 9, 2007
2. Conklin Hall Marker
distance of this marker. Penn State Mont Alto Campus (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); George H. Wirt (about 500 feet away); John Brown Raid (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain John E. Cook (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ralph Elwood Brock (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mont Alto.
 
Regarding Conklin Hall. Legend has it that Mr. Conklin sat on a nail barrel while supervising the studentsí work. In those days the forestry students were on full scholarship from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. They were required to work half their time either in the forest nursery, fighting fires, or on other tasks.
 
Also see . . .  Pen State Mont Alto Campus Map. (Submitted on May 12, 2007.)
 
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Conklin Hall image. Click for full size.
By Peter Linehan, May 9, 2007
3. Conklin Hall
Detail of the main entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Peter Linehan, May 9, 2007
4. Detail of the main entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Peter Linehan of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,483 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Peter Linehan of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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