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Mooresburg in Montour County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Christopher Sholes

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, September 28, 2018
1. Christopher Sholes Marker
Inscription. Typewriter inventor, born near here Feb. 14, 1819. Went to school and worked as a printer at Danville. Migrated to Wisconsin at the age of 20. His first writing machine patent was issued June 23, 1868.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 59.111′ N, 76° 41.825′ W. Marker is in Mooresburg, Pennsylvania, in Montour County. Marker is at the intersection of Liberty Valley Road (Pennsylvania Route 642) and Mooresburg Road, on the right when traveling east on Liberty Valley Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville PA 17821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mooresburg Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Christopher Sholes (approx. 4.3 miles away); First Iron Rails (approx. 4.3 miles away); Montour County Courthouse (approx. 4.4 miles away); Montour County (approx. 4.4 miles away); Home of First Iron "T" Rail in America (approx. 4.4 miles away); The North Branch Canal (approx. 4.4 miles away); Montgomery House (approx. 4˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Christopher Latham Sholes at FindAGrave.com.
Christopher Sholes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 28, 2018
2. Christopher Sholes Marker
(Submitted on September 29, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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