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Connellsville in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Edwin S. Porter

(1869-1941)

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
1. Edwin S. Porter Marker
Inscription. Motion picture pioneer, born in Connellsville. Developed concepts of film editing, screenplay, and other cinematic techniques. In early 20th century, he was America's leading director; his most famous film was "The Great Train Robbery," 1903.
 
Erected 1992 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 0.993′ N, 79° 35.336′ W. Marker is in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of South Pittsburgh Street and East Fairview Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Pittsburgh Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Connellsville PA 15425, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel William Crawford (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Connellsville Canteen (approx. 0.3 miles away); Connellsville Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Connellsville War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Benjamin Wells (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Colonel William Crawford (approx. 0.6 miles away); Home of Colonel William Crawford (approx. 0.7 miles away); Braddock's Twelfth Camp (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Connellsville.
 
Also see . . .
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By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
2. Edwin S. Porter Marker

1. Edwin S. Porter -IMDB. Internet Movie Database (Submitted on April 18, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Edwin S. Porter - Behind the Marker. Explore PA History.com (Submitted on July 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Edmund Stanton Porter home in Somerset, PA. This YouTube video highlights Porter's life and a tour of the the house. Also includes his burial crypt.

Porter & wife, who was from Somerset, PA, constructed a home there, on the lot that her mother previously owned. It was just down the street from McKinley House, which was the home of President McKinley's brother. President McKinley is the first President to have a moving picture made of him. Coincidence? (Submitted on May 30, 2012, by Linda of Rockwood, Pennsylvania.) 

4. Edwin S Porter at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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By Unknown, 1901
3. Edwin Stanton Porter
 
 
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