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Near Mineral Point in Cambria County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Staple Bend Tunnel

 
 
Staple Bend Tunnel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 27, 2018
1. Staple Bend Tunnel Marker
Inscription.  First railroad tunnel built in the U.S. and a part of the Portage Railroad. The masonry is intact and a unique engineering feat of the times. Can be visited a few miles east of here, via Mineral Point.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 23.296′ N, 78° 51.777′ W. Marker is near Mineral Point, Pennsylvania, in Cambria County. Marker is at the intersection of William Penn Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 271) and Mineral Point Road, on the right when traveling east on William Penn Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mineral Point PA 15942, 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. Allegheny Portage Railroad (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Path of the Flood (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Allegheny Portage Railroad (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sgt. Michael Strank
Staple Bend Tunnel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 27, 2018
2. Staple Bend Tunnel Marker
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(approx. 3.3 miles away); Cambria City (approx. 4.8 miles away); Johnstown Flood (approx. 5 miles away); Cambria Iron Company Office (approx. 5.1 miles away); American Red Cross (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mineral Point.
 
Also see . . .  Staple Bend Tunnel. (Submitted on April 28, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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