Mont Alto in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
George H. Wirt
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 39° 50.41′ N, 77° 32.514′ W. Marker is in Mont Alto, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Street (Pennsylvania Route 233) and Slabtown Road on Park Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mont Alto PA 17237, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Conklin Hall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Penn State Mont Alto Campus (about 600 feet away); John Brown Raid (about 700 feet away); Captain John E. Cook (about 700 feet away); Ralph Elwood Brock (about 700 feet away); Pennsylvania State Forest Academy Chestnut Spring (approx. half a mile away); Snow Hill Cloister (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mont Alto.
More about this marker. The marker is across from the Pennsylvania State Forest Academy, now the Penn State Mont Alto campus. It is on the 13 acre site of the former State Seedling Nursery. Founded in 1902 it provided the bulk of seedling trees for reforestation in Pennsylvania for many years. The students at the Forest Academy were required to work here as part of their scholarship. In his days as director of the Forest Academy Wirt was known as an exacting and stern, but fair, taskmaster by the students.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . .
1. Appreciation of George H. Wirt. By Peter Linehan. Delivered at the dedication of the George Wirt historical marker at the forestry nursery site at Penn State Mont Alto. (Submitted on May 8, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.)
2. George Herman Wirt - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry • Natural Features •
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