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Berwick in Columbia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stuart Tank

 
 
Stuart Tank Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 2, 2019
1. Stuart Tank Marker
Inscription.  

During WWII, 9,135 American Car & Foundry workers from the surrounding region produced 15,224 tanks for American and Allied Forces. The first US tank fabricated on an assembly line, the Stuart was favored for its speed and mobility and saw action in theaters of war on all continents. A.C.F. became the nation’s largest producer of armor plate and was unique in having its own ballistics testing range. The plant was located here.
 
Erected 2015 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 41° 3.203′ N, 76° 14.401′ W. Marker is in Berwick, Pennsylvania, in Columbia County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Street and Oak Street, on the right when traveling west on 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berwick PA 18603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 9/11 Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a

Stuart Tank Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 2, 2019
2. Stuart Tank Marker
Looking NW into the former A.C.F. site, now an industrial park
direct line); Edith Emaline Orvis (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gene Harvey (approx. 0.4 miles away); Berwick Founder, Settlers, and Pioneers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jackson Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berwick.
 
Also see . . .
1. Light Tank M3 Stuart at Tank Encyclopedia. (Submitted on June 3, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. American Car and Foundry Company at Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 3, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Former American Car and Foundry Grounds image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 2, 2019
3. Former American Car and Foundry Grounds
Looking SE
Former American Car and Foundry Grounds image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 2, 2019
4. Former American Car and Foundry Grounds
Looking SE
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 3, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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