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Rebecca Harding Davis

(1831-1910)

 
 
Rebecca Harding Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 13, 2013
1. Rebecca Harding Davis Marker
Inscription. Journalist, editor, and literary pioneer, Davis was influential in the Realist movement. She wrote hundreds of works related to social issues, including the renowned Life in the Iron Mills. Born in the nearby Bradford House, she attended Washington Female Seminary, once on this site.
 
Erected 2013 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 10.159′ N, 80° 14.445′ W. Marker is in Washington, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Strawberry Way and South Lincoln Street (U.S. 19) on Strawberry Way. Click for map. Located at Washington & Jefferson College behind Lazear Chemistry Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Washington PA 15301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jesse William Lazear (within shouting distance of this marker); Gamma Chapter of Beta Theta Pi (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington and Jefferson College (about 800 feet away); The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Washington and Jefferson College (approx.
Rebecca Harding Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 13, 2013
2. Rebecca Harding Davis Marker
0.2 miles away); LeMoyne House (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Declaration & Address" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bradford House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
 
Also see . . .
1. W&J to Celebrate 19th Century Writer Rebecca Harding Davis with Symposium, State Historical Marker. Washington & Jefferson's Press Release describing the dedication of the marker (Submitted on April 12, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Rebecca Harding Davis at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Rebecca Harding Davis marker unveiling
On a typical April day in southwestern Pennsylvania (cold and windy after a week of 70+ degree weather) a ceremony was held for the Rebecca Harding Davis historical marker. The dedication was held as part of many activities in her honor. The unveiling was preceded by remarks from:

Tori Haring-Smith, Washington & Jefferson College President.

Brenda Davis, Mayor of Washington, PA

Rachel Loden, Great-Grandniece of Rebecca Harding Davis (introduced by W&J senior Heather Painter

And Robert F. Matzie, D-16th Legislature, Representative on behalf of the Pennsylvania Historical
Rebecca Harding Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 13, 2013
3. Rebecca Harding Davis Marker
Prior to its unveiling.
and Museum Commission.

Followed by the unveiling of the marker.
    — Submitted April 13, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 
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Rebecca Harding Davis image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1865
4. Rebecca Harding Davis
Rachel Loden image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 13, 2013
5. Rachel Loden
Great-Grandniece of Rebecca Harding Davis speaking at the marker dedication ceremony.
Rachel Loden image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 13, 2013
6. Rachel Loden
Great-Grandniece of Rebecca Harding Davis standing with the marker shortly after its unveiling.
Remaining alumni of the Washington Female Seminary image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 13, 2013
7. Remaining alumni of the Washington Female Seminary
Standing with the marker shortly after its unveiling.
 
 
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