Near Williamsport in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Susquehanna Log Boom
Erected 1962 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 41° 13.666′ N, 76° 59.119′ W. Marker is near Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker is at the intersection of Montgomery Pike (U.S. 15) and Tallman Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Montgomery Pike. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsport PA 17702, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Williamsport (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Legacy of Little League (approx. 0.2 miles away); Julia C. Collins (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lycoming County (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dietrick Lamade (approx. 1.3 miles away); Peter Herdic (approx. 1.5 miles away); a different marker also named Williamsport (approx. 1.6 miles away); W.D. Crooks & Sons Door Plant (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsport.
Also see . . . James H. Perkins: Father of the Susquehanna Boom. One of the most important men of vision and entrepreneurial skill that helped to develop Williamsport and Lycoming County into a major center of commerce was Major James H. Perkins. His foresight and boldness helped to make Williamsport the “Lumber Capital of the World” in the mid- and late-nineteenth century. (Submitted on June 18, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 512 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the stretch of Susquehanna River (West Branch) where the log booms were built. • Can you help?