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Thornhurst in Wayne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jay Gould

 
 
Jay Gould Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 29, 2015
1. Jay Gould Marker
Inscription. The first business venture of the noted speculator and railroad manipulator was in this village, then called Gouldsboro. Here, 1856-61, he owned a large tannery with Zaddock Pratt. The tannery profits became the basis of his fortune.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 10.729′ N, 75° 34.85′ W. Marker is in Thornhurst, Pennsylvania, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Bear Lake Road (SR 2016) and River Road on Bear Lake Road (SR 2016). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gouldsboro PA 18424, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Jay Gould (approx. half a mile away); The Battle of Locust Ridge (approx. 3.7 miles away); Wagner's Tree Farm (approx. 5 miles away); Jacob Blakeslee, Jr. (approx. 5 miles away); Blakeslee United Methodist Church (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Lumbering Industry (approx. 7.1 miles away); Salem United Church of Christ (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Stagecoach Inn (approx. 7.3 miles away).
 
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Jay Gould Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 29, 2015
2. Jay Gould Marker
 
 
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