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

The 28th Division Infantry

 
 
The 28th Division Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
1. The 28th Division Infantry Marker
Inscription. This place of remembrance honors 28th Division veterans of World Wars I and II. The grounds of the Shrine and the park surrounding it once belonged to the estate of Colonel Theodore Davis Boal (1867-1938).

Convinced that the United States would eventually give up its neutral position and enter World War I, Boal established the eastern part of his estate as a cavalry training camp in 1916. He began to enlist volunteers to train as members of a horse-mounted machine gun troop, the 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry, State College. It eventually became Company A of the 107th Machine Gun Battalion of the 28th Infantry Division.

"They died in France for liberty."
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Military Museum - 28th Infantry Division Shrine.
 
Location. 40° 46.868′ N, 77° 47.682′ W. Marker is in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on Boal Avenue (U.S. 322) just north of Boalsburg Pike, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in front of the 28th Division Shrine. Best access from the parking area for the Pennsylvania Military Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Boalsburg PA 16827, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Boal Troop (here, next to this
Markers near the 28th Division Shrine image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
2. Markers near the 28th Division Shrine
marker); 109th Infantry Regiment (a few steps from this marker); 110th Infantry Regiment (a few steps from this marker); 107th Field Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pennsylvania Military Museum / 28th Infantry Division Shrine (within shouting distance of this marker); 28th Signal Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Honoring the 28th (within shouting distance of this marker); 111th Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boalsburg.
 
More about this marker. On the right of the marker is a photo of Col. Boal.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 715 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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