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Pine Grove in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Conrad Richter

 
 
Conrad Richter Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 3, 2013
1. Conrad Richter Marker
Inscription. The novelist, born in Pine Grove, wrote about American frontier life. His books include "The Town" and "The Waters of Kronos." A recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, Richter lived and worked in this house, 1950-1968.
 
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 32.739′ N, 76° 23.049′ W. Marker is in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County. Marker is on Maple Street west of Mifflin Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is located in the front yard of 11 Maple Street. Maple Street is one way direction westbound. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 Maple Street, Pine Grove PA 17963, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. M60A3 MBT (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tulpehocken Path (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pilger Ruh (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Pilger Ruh (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fort Henry (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Henry (approx.
Wide view of the Conrad Richter Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 3, 2013
2. Wide view of the Conrad Richter Marker
5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Tulpehocken Path (approx. 6.6 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Tulpehocken Path (approx. 6.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pine Grove.
 
Also see . . .  The Pennsylvania Center for the Book: Conrad Richter. A longtime resident of Pennsylvania, Conrad Richter was born in 1890 in Pine Grove. Known for his frontier novels and detailed depiction of pioneer life, Richter wrote The Sea of Grass about New Mexico’s farmers and ranchers in 1937. He also wrote the Pulitzer Prize wining novel The Trees. Richter then won the National Book Award for his self-inspired novel The Waters of Kronos. Richter passed away a few miles from his birthplace in 1968 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. (Submitted on September 4, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 42 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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