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Ligonier in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Ligonier

Century Chain

 
 
Fort Ligonier Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Don Morfe, July 15, 2011
1. Fort Ligonier Marker
Inscription. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, seen by 30,000 in Ligonier on September 26, 1958, climaxed his visit with a public address on this site. He sealed into the Century Chain the open Bicentennial Link, using as ax from the fortís artifacts. The President then signed a scroll commemorating the occasion.

The Century Chainís lines are similar to, but slightly larger than those of the Great Chain spanning the Hudson River at West Point during the American Revolution. The Century Chain includes iron smelted at one of the old iron furnaces in Ligonier Valley.
 
Location. 40° 14.484′ N, 79° 14.334′ W. Marker is in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) near South Market Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ligonier PA 15658, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Ligonier (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Fort Ligonier (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Desert Storm Memorial (about 700 feet away); Building the Highway (about 700 feet away); Ligonier War Memorial (about 700 feet away); Ligonier Town Square Fountain (about 700 feet away); Highway Enterprise (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roadside Enterprise (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ligonier.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles

 
Fort Ligonier Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Don Morfe, July 15, 2011
2. Fort Ligonier Marker
Fort Ligonier Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Don Morfe, July 15, 2011
3. Fort Ligonier Marker
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 332 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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