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Near Easton in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Portland Cement

 
 
Portland Cement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
1. Portland Cement Marker
Inscription. This industry was born in the Lehigh Valley. David O. Saylor first made portland cement at Coplay in 1871. Here also was the first use of the rotary kiln process commercially Nov. 8, 1889. This region has continued to lead in the industry.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 45.926′ N, 75° 10.703′ W. Marker is near Easton, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is on South Delaware Drive (Pennsylvania Route 611) 0.2 miles from Driftwood Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Easton PA 18040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. David Brainerd (approx. 0.6 miles away); Easton (approx. 3.7 miles away); Sullivan Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians (approx. 4.5 miles away); a different marker also named Easton (approx. 4.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Sullivan Campaign (approx. 4.5 miles away); Moses Tunda Tatamy (approx. 4.6 miles away); Dr. Florence Seibert (approx. 5.2 miles away); Inclined Plane / Morris Canal Inclined Plane No 9 West (approx. 5.3 miles away in New Jersey). Click for a list of all markers in Easton.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Wide view of the Portland Cement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
2. Wide view of the Portland Cement Marker
Along the banks of the Delaware River
 
 
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