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

Ruth McGinnis

(1911-1974)

 
 
Ruth McGinnis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 4, 2017
1. Ruth McGinnis Marker
Inscription.  

Women's Pocket Billiard Champion of the World (1932-40), the best US woman player for over 30 years, and inductee in Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame. Defeated Babe Didrikson Zaharias and toured with Willie Mosconi. She got her start at her father's pool hall near here.
 
Erected 2016 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: SportsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 41° 34.182′ N, 75° 15.25′ W. Marker is in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, in Wayne County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 6) south of 6th Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 513 Main Street, Honesdale PA 18431, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilbur W. Pohle 5th Street Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Padre Pio (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Original St. John the Evangelist Church and Cemetery

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(about 700 feet away); Delaware & Hudson Gravity Railroad Coal Wagon (about 800 feet away); Rev. James Maloney and Early Settlers of Saint John's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stourbridge Lion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Delaware & Hudson Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Lyman L. Lemnitzer (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Honesdale.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ruth McGinnis, Billiards Congress Hall of Fame Inductee Bio. (Submitted on June 4, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Ruth McGinnis Obituary, New York Times (1974). (Submitted on June 4, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Ruth McGinnis Billiards Highlights at YouTube. (Submitted on June 4, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Ruth McGinnis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 4, 2017
2. Ruth McGinnis Marker
Looking south along Main Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 571 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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