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Aaronsburg in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Aaronsburg Story

 
 
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By Don Morfe, November 9, 2015
1. The Aaronsburg Story Marker
Inscription. Aaron Levy, a Jewish immigrant who founded this village in 1786, donated ground for Lutheran and Reformed congregations here and presented them with a pewter communion set. In remembrance of his generosity, 30,000 people gathered in Aaronsburg on October 23, 1949, for a day-long celebration of religious and racial understanding. It included a huge outdoor pageant on a natural stage just north of this site.
 
Erected 1997 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 54.047′ N, 77° 26.663′ W. Marker is in Aaronsburg, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on East Aaron Square (PA 45). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aaronsburg PA 16820, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel H. Hastings (approx. 13.3 miles away); Great Shamokin Path (approx. 14.3 miles away).
 
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The Aaronsburg Story Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 9, 2015
2. The Aaronsburg Story Marker
 
 
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