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Williamsport in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Peter Herdic

(1824-1888)

 
 
Peter Herdic Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
1. Peter Herdic Marker
Inscription. Owner, lumber mills, and president, Susquehanna Boom. A key player in making this city the “lumber capital of the world.” He invented the “herdic,” a rear-entry carriage, and erected many buildings here on Millionaire's Row. His 1854 home is No. 407.
 
Erected 1996 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 14.4′ N, 77° 0.54′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker is on West Fourth Street (State Road 2014) 0.1 miles east of Center Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 407 West Fourth Street, Williamsport PA 17701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dietrick Lamade (approx. ¼ mile away); Lycoming County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Julia C. Collins (approx. 0.4 miles away); W.D. Crooks & Sons Door Plant (approx. 0.8 miles away); Susquehanna Log Boom (approx. 1.5 miles away); Freedom Road Cemetery (approx. 1.5 miles away); Williamsport (approx. 1.5 miles away); a different marker also named Williamsport (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsport.
 
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Wide view of the Peter Herdic Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
2. Wide view of the Peter Herdic Marker
On West Third Avenue looking down Williamsport's Millionaire's Row.
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1. Welcome to Historic Williamsport: Peter Herdic: Industrialist, Entrepreneur, Innovator. If you wrapped Donald Trump, John D. Rockefeller, H.L. Hunt and Benjamin Franklin all into one man, you’d have Peter Herdic. He looms over Williamsport’s “Lumber Boom Era” like a colossus. Herdic arguably has left a greater imprint on the posterity of Williamsport and Lycoming County than any other man. (Submitted on June 19, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Welcome to Historic Williamsport: The Herdic Cab: A variation on a transportation theme. When most people think of Peter Herdic they think of an industrialist, a wheeler-dealer and entrepreneur who had much with the development of Williamsport as a major economic center. Most people don't think of him as a transportation innovator. (Submitted on June 19, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

3. Peter Herdic - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Peter Herdic House (1854) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 24, 2011
3. Peter Herdic House (1854)
The restored Italian Villa now houses one of Williamsport's top restaurants.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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