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Tyrone in Blair County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

"The Big Spring"

 
 
"The Big Spring" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
1. "The Big Spring" Marker
Inscription.  
Near this spring for many years resided
Thachnectorus "The Spreading Oak"
alias
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.
 
Location. 40° 40.269′ N, 78° 14.496′ W. Marker is in Tyrone, Pennsylvania, in Blair County. Marker
"The Big Spring" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
2. "The Big Spring" Marker
is at the intersection of Washington Avenue (Old U.S. 220) and West 10th Street, on the right when traveling south on Washington Avenue. 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); Tyrone and Vicinity World War II Killed in Action Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tyrone and Vicinity World War I Killed in Action 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.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
"The Big Spring" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
3. "The Big Spring" Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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