Tyrone in Blair County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
"The Big Spring"
Thachnectorus "The Spreading Oak"
Captain John Logan (1718-1820)
Eldest son of Shikellemus, Vice-Gerent
of the Iroquois Federation in Pennsylvania
and a staunch and tried friend of
the white men in the Juniata Valley
during the Revolutionary War
[Additional plaque nearby]
This photograph of "The Big Spring", as it appeared in 1866, was placed here under the auspices of The Tyrone Area Bicentennial Committee when they rededicated The Chief Logan Monument on August 13, 1976
The spring, which was situated adjacent to the far side of Washington Avenue (over your left shoulder) was maintained as a Community scenic attraction until its waster supply became greatly diminished and it was filled in to ground level in 1960
Erected 1918 by The Blair County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is August 13, 1976.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 West 10th Street, Tyrone PA 16686, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the Former Historic City Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fred Waring (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nearby Was the Birthplace of Fred Waring (approx. 0.3 miles away); Vietnam (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tyrone Division of the Pennsylvania System World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tyrone.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.