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Williamsport in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John H. Bower

Lycoming County MVP

 

City of Williamsport Sports Walk

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 23, 2018
1. John H. Bower Marker
Inscription.  

In 1921, Bower founded and organized America's oldest Sunday school basketball league. The league is still in operation today and is known locally as the "Bower League." He helped organize the first Boy Scout troop in Lycoming County in 1919. Over the years, Bower has been recognized by countless organizations for his commitment to community service.
 
Erected 2016.
 
Location. 41° 14.44′ N, 77° 0.31′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street and William Street, on the left when traveling west on 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 West 4th Street, Williamsport PA 17701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. P.D. Mitchell (a few steps from this marker); Ron 'C.I.' Insinger (a few steps from this marker); The Lycoming Hotel The Genetti Hotel 75th Anniversary (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Girardi (within shouting distance of this marker); John Wilcox (within shouting

John H. Bower Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 23, 2018
2. John H. Bower Marker
distance of this marker); Kelly Mazzante (within shouting distance of this marker); Gary Chrisman (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul 'Babe' Mayer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
 
More about this marker. Marker is in the sidewalk.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Bower Basketball. (Submitted on July 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Sports Walk celebrates athletes (Sun-Gazette, 2016). (Submitted on July 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Local Athletic Royalty (Sun-Gazette, 2016). (Submitted on July 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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