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Near Driftwood in Cameron County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tom Mix

 
 
Tom Mix Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 30, 2014
1. Tom Mix Marker
Inscription. The famous cowboy star of cinema and circus was born here, January 6, 1880. A soldier during the Spanish- American War, he won renown for his "wild west" roles in hundreds of motion pictures - both silent and sound - between 1910 and 1935. Tom Mix died in an auto accident in Arizona on October 12, 1940.
 
Erected 1955 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 20.415′ N, 78° 11.324′ W. Marker is near Driftwood, Pennsylvania, in Cameron County. Marker is on Low Grade Road (Pennsylvania Route 555) 2.1 miles west of Castle Garden Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located on a pulloff across the river from Tom Mix's birthplace. Marker is in this post office area: Driftwood PA 15832, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "The Bucktails" (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bucktails Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); Sinnemahoning Path (approx. 3.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Pepper Hill Fire of 1938 (approx. 6.4 miles away); a different marker also named Sinnemahoning Path (approx. 8.7 miles away); Allegheny Portage (approx. 11.7 miles away); Cameron County (approx. 12.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
Tom Mix Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christina Cooney, October 23, 2016
2. Tom Mix Marker
The marker has been moved from Mix's birthplace on Tom Mix Lane to its current location. The Tom Mix Museum has closed and no remnant of it remains.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tom Mix memory fades in Cameron County. (Submitted on September 1, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Tom Mix at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on September 1, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EntertainmentWar, Spanish-American
 
Tom Mix Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 30, 2014
3. Tom Mix Marker
Tom Mix image. Click for full size.
By Herbert A. French, May 21, 1925
4. Tom Mix
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by Christina Cooney of Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on October 31, 2016.
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