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College Misericordia

 
 
College Misericordia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2017
1. College Misericordia Marker
Inscription.  The Sisters of Mercy established Luzerne County's first four-year institution of higher learning on nearly 100 acres of land on this site, purchased on behalf of the Sisters in 1914.

On August 14, 1924, 2,500 people witnessed the dedication of College Misericordia. On Mercy Day, September 24, 1924, thirty-seven students began their collegiate studies sharing the Sister's motto Mulier Fortis or Valiant Woman.

College Misericordia was founded as, and continues to be, a broad-based college offering superior education to those of all faiths. It is still located on the original grounds, but has expanded to 120 acres.
 
Erected by Misericordia University.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionEducationWomen. A significant historical date for this entry is August 14, 1924.
 
Location. 41° 20.531′ N, 75° 58.161′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on Lake Street (County Route 1047), on the right when traveling west. Marker is just west of the main

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university entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Lake Street, Dallas PA 18612, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spirit and Mission of the Sisters of Mercy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sacred Heart Parish Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gold Star Mothers and Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Harvey's Lake (approx. 3.1 miles away); Administration Building (approx. 3˝ miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away); Camp Luzerne (approx. 5.6 miles away); Attilio "Rocky" Castellani (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
 
Also see . . .
1. Misericordia University. (Submitted on September 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Sisters of Mercy. (Submitted on September 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
College Misericordia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2017
2. College Misericordia Marker
Looking east along Lake Street toward campus entrance (under repair)
College Misericordia image. Click for full size.
Postcard by Albertype, circa 1930
3. College Misericordia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on September 18, 2017.

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