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Windber in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Johnny Weissmuller

(1902-1984)

 
 
Johnny Weissmuller Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
1. Johnny Weissmuller Marker
Inscription. Champion swimmer and motion picture hero. Best known as star of a dozen “Tarzan” films produced for MGM and RKO, 1932-1948. He earlier won fame as a swimmer: developed the “American crawl,” set 67 world records, and won five gold medals in the 1924 and 1928 Olympics. He lived in Windber as a child before his family moved to Chicago; returned here for special visits in later years.
 
Erected 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 14.048′ N, 78° 49.772′ W. Marker is in Windber, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of Graham Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 160) and Jefferson Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Graham Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Windber PA 15963, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Windber Veteran's Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Windber (about 600 feet away); Windber Strike of 1922-23 (about 700 feet away); Windber War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Coal Miner (approx.
Johnny Weissmuller Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
2. Johnny Weissmuller Marker
Looking SE along Graham Avenue; marker across street to left of stop sign.
0.2 miles away); Windber Area Victims of July 20th 1977 Flood (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alan Freed (approx. 0.2 miles away); Escape of Freedom Seekers Patrick and Abraham (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Windber.
 
Also see . . .
1. Johnny Weissmuller from Britannica Encyclopedia. (Submitted on August 20, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. IMDB Biography of Johnny Weissmuller. (Submitted on September 27, 2013, by Trevor Morris of Fond du lac, Wisconsin.)
3. Johnny Weissmuller at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on December 30, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 829 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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