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Cresson in Cambria County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Admiral Peary Park

 
 
Admiral Peary Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 17, 2012
1. Admiral Peary Park Marker
Inscription. Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary was born near Cresson on May 6, 1856. This Park and monument commemorate his birth and achievements.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 27.674′ N, 78° 35.934′ W. Marker is in Cresson, Pennsylvania, in Cambria County. Marker is on St. Joseph Street (Pennsylvania Route 1005) 0.2 miles west of Admiral Peary Highway (Pennsylvania Route 2014), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cresson PA 16630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert E. Peary (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Loretto (about 600 feet away); Portage Railroad (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cresson Tuberculosis Sanatorium (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lemon House (approx. 2.5 miles away); a different marker also named The Lemon House (approx. 2.5 miles away); Levels (approx. 2.5 miles away); Engine House No. 6 (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cresson.
 
Also see . . .  Robert Edwin Peary at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 17, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Admiral Peary Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 17, 2012
2. Admiral Peary Park Marker
Admiral Robert Peary image. Click for full size.
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3. Admiral Robert Peary
Admiral Peary Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 17, 2012
4. Admiral Peary Statue
Located in Admiral Peary Park
Admiral Peary Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 17, 2012
5. Admiral Peary Statue
Admiral Peary Statue plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 17, 2012
6. Admiral Peary Statue plaque
Robert Edwin Peary
Discoverer of the North Pole
Born 100 yards south of this point May 6, 1856
Died February 20, 1920 and buried in Arlington Cemetery.
Graduated from Bowdoin College 1877. entered the U.S. Navy 1881. Engineer in charge of Nicaragua Canal Survey 1887. First crossing of Greenland Ice Cap 1892. Discovery of northern coasts proved insularity of Greenland 1900. Attained new farthest north for western hemisphere in latitude 8417' 1902. Explored coast of Grantland attaining then farthest north in latitude 376' 1906. Discovered North Pole April 6, 1909. Retired from U.S. Navy as Rear Admiral 1911.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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