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Wyoming Seminary Presidents' Lost Graves Memorial

 
 
Wyoming Seminary Presidents' Lost Graves Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2017
1. Wyoming Seminary Presidents' Lost Graves Memorial Marker
Inscription.  

This monument erected
by Wyoming Seminary in
memory of four presidents
of the school whose grave
sites were lost in the flood
of June 23, 1972

Rev. Reuben Nelson
President
1844 - 1862 1863 - 1872

Rev. Young C. Smith
President
1862 - 1863

Dr. Levi L. Sprague
President
1882 - 1936

Dr. Wilbur H. Fleck
President
1936 - 1950


 
Erected by Wyoming Seminary.
 
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesDisastersEducation. A significant historical date for this entry is June 23, 1972.
 
Location. 41° 17.109′ N, 75° 52.306′ W. Marker is in Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Monument is in Forty Fort Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 River Street, Kingston PA 18704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forty Fort Cemetery Lost Graves Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); James Bird (within shouting distance of this marker); Forty Fort Meeting House (about 300 feet away, measured
Wyoming Seminary Presidents' Lost Graves Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2017
2. Wyoming Seminary Presidents' Lost Graves Memorial Marker
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in a direct line); War Memorial (about 300 feet away); Forty Fort (about 400 feet away); What on Earth is a Levee? (approx. 0.4 miles away); Trailing Along (approx. 0.4 miles away); Welcome to the First Residents' Path (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forty Fort.
 
Also see . . .
1. Forty Fort Cemetery Lost Graves Memorial. (Submitted on July 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Flood of 1972. (Submitted on July 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Cities Under Water, Under Siege: Hurricane Agnes. (Submitted on July 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Hurricane Agnes documentary on WBRE-TV (1992) Full on YouTube. (Submitted on July 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Wyoming Seminary Presidents' Lost Graves Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2017
3. Wyoming Seminary Presidents' Lost Graves Memorial Marker
Wyoming Seminary Presidents' Lost Graves Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2017
4. Wyoming Seminary Presidents' Lost Graves Memorial
Susquehanna River levee in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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