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Sarah Josepha Hale

(1788-1879)

 
 
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By Robyn Young, November 2015
1. Sarah Josepha Hale Marker
Inscription. One of America's first woman editors. Hale greatly increased subscriptions to Godey's Lady's Book in her four decades as editor. She successfully promoted a national Thanksgiving Day to President Lincoln. The author and women's rights advocate lived here.
 
Erected 2015 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.76′ N, 75° 9.45′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Spruce Street east of South 10th Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 922 Spruce Street, Philadelphia PA 19107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph Bonaparte (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mikveh Israel Cemetery (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Mikveh Israel Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Henry George (about 700 feet away); First Republican National Convention (about 800 feet away); Pennsylvania Hospital (about 800 feet away); McClellan House (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Whipper (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentWomen
 
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2. Sarah J. Hale
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2018, by Robyn Young of Media, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on August 23, 2018, by Robyn Young of Media, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on August 23, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
 
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