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World War II Connellsville Canteen

 
 
World War II Connellsville Canteen Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
1. World War II Connellsville Canteen Marker
Inscription. From 1944 until 1946, about 800 women of all ages met 600,000 troops who passed through the B&O Railroad station. From offices here, volunteers furnished food and drink 24 hours a day and chauffeured personnel to their homes.
 
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 1.201′ N, 79° 35.545′ W. Marker is in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street and West Peach Street on Water Street. Click for map. Located at the parking lot of the Central Fellowship Church, across Water Street from the Amtrak Station. 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. Connellsville Memorial Bridge (approx. mile away); Edwin S. Porter (approx. 0.3 miles away); Connellsville War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonel William Crawford (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Colonel William Crawford (approx. 0.4 miles away); Benjamin Wells (approx. 0.4 miles away); Home of Colonel William Crawford (approx. 0.4 miles away); Braddock's Twelfth Camp (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Connellsville.
 
World War II Connellsville Canteen Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
2. World War II Connellsville Canteen Marker
Amtrak Station across Water Street
Also see . . .

1. Fayette County Cultural Trust. (Submitted on April 18, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. World War II Connellsville Canteen - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on April 18, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkWar, World II
 

 
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