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Altoona in Blair County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Altoona

 
 
Altoona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 7, 2012
1. Altoona Marker
Inscription. Founded 1849 as a terminal for westward expansion of the Pennsylvania Railroad. It soon became a major railroad center of the nation. Scene of the War Governors' Conference, 1867.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pennsylvania Railroad marker series.
 
Location. 40° 28.812′ N, 78° 24.283′ W. Marker is in Altoona, Pennsylvania, in Blair County. Marker is on Logan Boulevard 0.2 miles north of Park Road (U.S. 220), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located in the median on Logan Boulevard. Marker is in this post office area: Altoona PA 16602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Baker Mansion (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Baker Mansion (approx. 0.7 miles away); Alleghany Furnace (approx. 0.8 miles away); Leap-The-Dips Roller Coaster (approx. 0.9 miles away); Endress War Memorial (approx. one mile away); Blair County Memorial Highway (approx. 1.1 miles away); Blair County War Mothers Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Altoona Area High School Mountain Lion (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Altoona.
 
Also see . . .
Altoona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 7, 2012
2. Altoona Marker
Looking north on Logan Boulevard

1. City of Altoona, Pennsylvania. Official Website (Submitted on February 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Altoona - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on February 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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