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

Slate Industry

 
 
Slate Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
1. Slate Industry Marker
Inscription. Robert M. Jones of Wales, who came here in 1848 as an immigrant, began the slate quarrying industry. The region became a major world center for slate. From here came slate for roofs and old-time school slates and pencils.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 52.023′ N, 75° 12.37′ W. Marker is in Bangor, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is at the intersection of North 1st Street (State Road 191) and Market Street (State Road 512), on the left when traveling north on North 1st Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bangor PA 18013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sullivan's March (approx. 5.1 miles away); Sullivan Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians (approx. 5.1 miles away); David Brainerd (approx. 6.6 miles away); Edward Marshall (approx. 6.9 miles away); Slateford (approx. 7 miles away); John Nicoll (approx. 7 miles away in New Jersey); Henry's Gun Factory (approx. 7.1 miles away); Portland Cement (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Slate Belt Heritage Center. (Submitted on April 11, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Wide view of the Slate Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
2. Wide view of the Slate Industry Marker
The slate-roofed Slate Belt Heritage Center (1907) stands behind the marker

2. Slate Industry - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNatural Resources
 
The flooded Old Bangor (slate) Quarry (1866-1931) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
3. The flooded Old Bangor (slate) Quarry (1866-1931)
Detail of the slate roofs in Bangor image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
4. Detail of the slate roofs in Bangor
 
 
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