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Fort Wyoming

 
 
Fort Wyoming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 3, 2009
1. Fort Wyoming Marker
Inscription. Built by Pennsylvania, 1771; seized by Connecticut settlers. Rebuilt 1778. Mobilization camp for Sullivan's army, 1779. Destroyed 1784, after withdrawal of the Continental and Pennsylvania garrisons.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 14.726′ N, 75° 53.345′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on River Street near South Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilkes Barre PA 18702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Franz Kline (1910 - 1962) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sullivan Expedition against the Iroquois Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); Lyman H. Howe (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fred Morgan Kirby (about 300 feet away); Fort Durkee (about 300 feet away); George Catlin (about 300 feet away); Teedyuscung (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Camp Gildersleeve (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Wyoming - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Fort Wyoming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 3, 2009
2. Fort Wyoming Marker
Wider view of the marker
 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Wyoming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 3, 2009
3. Fort Wyoming Marker
This is a marker alley. The Fort Wyoming Marker is the 5th one way back in the distance.
Fort Wyoming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 3, 2009
4. Fort Wyoming Marker
The original marker for the Mobilization Camp. This is fascinating in that the date on this marker is 1929, and besides being erected by the Pennsylvania Historical Commission the Wyoming Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution had a hand in it too.
 
 
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