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Paul Allman Siple

(1908-1968)

 
 
Paul Allman Siple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 24, 2010
1. Paul Allman Siple Marker
Inscription. One of the world's foremost authorities on Antarctica, he was honored internationally for his work as scientist, explorer, inventor, geographer, diplomat, and author. An Eagle Scout and NIAGARA Sea Scout from Erie, Siple was selected from all US Boy Scouts to accompany R.E. Byrd on his 1928-30 Antarctic Expedition. In 1957, he led the first team ever to winter at the South Pole. Siple designed all-climate army gear and devised the "Wind Chill Index."
 
Erected 2007 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 42° 8.178′ N, 80° 5.201′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on East Front Street 0.1 miles east of State Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 East Front Street, Erie PA 16507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Leverett Morrison (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); USS Michigan Anchor (a few steps from this marker); Erie 9-11 Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flagship Niagara (about 300 feet away); African American Sailors in the Battle of Lake Erie
Paul Allman Siple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 2, 2015
2. Paul Allman Siple Marker
(about 300 feet away); Making of the Flag "Don't Give Up The Ship" (about 300 feet away); Captain Daniel Dobbins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alexis de Tocqueville (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Erie.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in front of the Erie Maritime Museum.
 
Also see . . .  Paul Allman Siple at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on April 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. ExplorationScience & Medicine
 
Paul Allman Siple image. Click for full size.
By Ed Palumbo/World Telegram photo, October 1932
3. Paul Allman Siple
 
 
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