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Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Munsee Indian Village

 
 
Munsee Indian Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
1. Munsee Indian Village Marker
Inscription. This stone marks the site of a former Indian village, occupied after 1743 by a band of Munsee, under Chief Capoose. About 150 feet east of this spot stood a famous apple tree, under which the Indians held their councils. This tree was designated as “The town sign-post of Providence” by the settlers in 1774. It was 13½ feet in circumference when it was blown down in 1885.
 
Erected 1916 by Pennsylvania Historical Commission in co-operation with the Lackawanna Institute of History and Science.
 
Location. 41° 25.189′ N, 75° 39.927′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is on Providence Road 0.2 miles north of Olive Street. Click for map. The marker is now affixed an exterior wall on the street side of Memorial Stadium. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 Providence Road, Scranton PA 18508, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capoose (approx. 0.4 miles away); Terence V. Powderly (approx. half a mile away); The Tripp House (approx. half a mile away); Right Reverend William O'Hara, D.D. (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Bivouac of the Dead
Wide view of the Munsee Indian Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
2. Wide view of the Munsee Indian Village Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Bullard Company #2 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Medal of Honor (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Medal of Honor (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Scranton.
 
More about this marker. The present day location of the apple tree would among the industrial buildings on the east side of Providence Road.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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