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Near Curwensville in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Curwensville Dam

 
 
Curwensville Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 4, 2017
1. Curwensville Dam Marker
Inscription.  Begun in 1962 as one of four dams built to protect the West Branch Basin from flooding, it was completed November 1965. Unlike the devastating floods in 1889 & 1936, Pennsylvania's worst flood in 1972 was less severe in Clearfield County. The unprotected North Branch saw 40-foot flooding.
 
Erected 2004 by Clearfield County Bicentennial Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1965.
 
Location. 40° 57.354′ N, 78° 31.206′ W. Marker is near Curwensville, Pennsylvania, in Clearfield County. Marker is on Curwensville Tyrone Highway (Pennsylvania Route 453) 0.2 miles south of Peoples Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located at the entrance to the Dam. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Curwensville PA 16833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First Church in Clearfield County (approx. 1.2 miles away); McClure Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Trout Water (approx. 1.3 miles away); 2004 Bicentennial Raft
Curwensville Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 4, 2017
2. Curwensville Dam Marker
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(approx. 1.3 miles away); Doughboy Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); Arnold N. Nawrocki (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hogback (Porter's) Bridge (approx. 2 miles away); The Bell Site Dig (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Curwensville.
 
Also see . . .  Curwensville Lake. (Submitted on August 5, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Curwensville Dam image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 4, 2017
3. Curwensville Dam
Looking across the dam...access is restricted
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 5, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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