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West St. Clair Township in Bedford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pleasantville School

1879-1978

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 23, 2018
1. Pleasantville School Marker
Inscription.  This bell is all that remains of the school house, that once stood on these grounds. Purchased by the Pleasantville Borough at a cost of $1,500.00. The two story structure with bell tower, measuring 38 ft. x 40 ft. was built by Thomas S. Holsinger. The first teacher was T.B. Potts in 1879, and the first principal was Cyrus J. Potts in 1880. The school had two additions in its 99 years of existence before burning down on Jan. 14, 1978.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
 
Location. 40° 10.967′ N, 78° 36.912′ W. Marker is in West St. Clair Township, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Quaker Valley Road (Route 56) and Beutman Road. Located in The Mark Mock Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alum Bank PA 15521, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benjamin Walker Homestead (approx. 0.8 miles away); Friends Cemetery / The Underground Railroad (approx. 2.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.4 miles
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 23, 2018
2. Pleasantville School Marker
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away); Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor (approx. 9.4 miles away); The Beginning of Agricultural Cooperative Extension Service (approx. 9.4 miles away); Forbes Road (approx. 9.4 miles away); Forbes Camp (approx. 9.4 miles away); Shawnee Cabins (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 23, 2018
3. Pleasantville School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on February 26, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 23, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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