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

Gallitzin Spring

 
 
Gallitzin Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 3, 2014
1. Gallitzin Spring Marker
Inscription. The spring opposite here was a favorite stopping place of Prince Gallitzin, noted prince-priest and missionary who founded the settlement at Loretto in 1792. He was also known as Father Smith. Buried at Loretto, site of his chapel.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.768′ N, 78° 31.548′ W. Marker is near Duncansville, Pennsylvania, in Blair County. Marker is on Old Route 22, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duncansville PA 16635, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Gallitzin Spring (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Why a Skewed Arch Bridge? (approx. one mile away); The Old Portage Rail Road Monument (approx. one mile away); Portage Railroad (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Portage Railroad (approx. 1.1 miles away); Railroad Stone (approx. 1.4 miles away); Inclined Plane No. 6 (approx. 1.5 miles away); Skew Arch Bridge Trail (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Duncansville.
 
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Gallitzin Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 3, 2014
2. Gallitzin Spring Marker

 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 15 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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