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Near Wellsboro in Tioga County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Nessmuk

 
 
Nessmuk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 4, 2011
1. Nessmuk Marker
Inscription. The pen name of poet, woodsman, outdoor writer and pioneer conservationist George Washington Sears (1821-1890), a resident of Wellsboro, Pa. From near this spot he wrote the first prose and verse descriptions of the Pine Creek Gorge.
 
Location. 41° 41.789′ N, 77° 27.28′ W. Marker is near Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, in Tioga County. Marker is on Pennsylvania Route 660 one mile west of Pennsylvania Road 3004, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is located at the Leonard Harrison State Park. It stands in center of the parking area for the State Park Visitor Center. State Route 660 terminates at the parking area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4797 Route 660, Wellsboro PA 16901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pine Creek (a few steps from this marker); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pine Creek Gorge (approx. one mile away); United States Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. one mile away); Pine Creek Path (approx. 3.9 miles away); William A. Stone (approx. 4.5 miles away); The First Bank (approx. 8.6 miles away); Mary Wells Morris (approx. 8.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wellsboro.
 
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Wide view of the Nessmuk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 4, 2011
2. Wide view of the Nessmuk Marker

1. Pennsylvania Center for the Book: Sears, George Washington (Nessmuk). He is most famous for his accounts published in Forest and Stream Magazine of three Adirondack voyages he made in the 1860s in featherweight canoes weighing less than 20 pounds. He was a pioneer conservationist and the author of outdoor manuals Woodcraft and Camping. (Submitted on June 6, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Nessmuk - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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The grave of George Washington Sears image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 4, 2011
3. The grave of George Washington Sears
Nessmuk is buried in the Wellsboro Cemetery
The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 4, 2011
4. The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania
A panoramic view of Pine Creek Gorge near where George Washington Sears wrote about nature and conservation. Today an overlook at the Leonard Harrison State Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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