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

Last Raft

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 4, 2017
1. Last Raft Marker
Inscription.  From the 1840's until c1912, thousands of county rafts floated billions of board feet of timber to mills in Lock Haven, Williamsport and Marietta. On March 14, 1938, a reenactment "Last Raft" left a traditional assembly point at Charlie McGee's Landing near here, bound for Harrisburg. On March 20 the raft struck a Muncy bridge pier and 7 lives were lost including Raftsman Harry Conner.
 
Erected 2004 by Clearfield County Bicentennial Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is March 14, 1938.
 
Location. 40° 51.194′ N, 78° 46.597′ W. Marker is near Mahaffey, Pennsylvania, in Clearfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Burnside McGee Highway (U.S. 219) and Fire Tower Road, on the right when traveling south on Burnside McGee Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mahaffey PA 15757, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McGee's Mills Covered Bridge (approx. 2 miles away); George Atcheson (approx. 3.1 miles away); Melvin L. Brown
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 4, 2017
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(approx. 3.2 miles away); Rev. A.W. Tozer (approx. 3.9 miles away); John Ludwig Snyder (approx. 4.1 miles away); Cpl. Warren J. Shepherd (approx. 8 miles away); Millstone (approx. 8.6 miles away); Rossiter Strike Injunction (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mahaffey.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 7, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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