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Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Seven Gables Park

 
 
Seven Gables Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 11, 2019
1. Seven Gables Park Marker
Inscription.  In 1865, J.W. Bosler purchased the tract of land on which you are now standing. Mr. Bosler planted the landscape and the magnificent trees that you see before you. The property remained in the Bosler Family for more than sixty years until 1928. Over the years the face of Carlisle has changed dramatically. Amid rapid development, the heart of Seven Gables remained unchanged. Secluded, the lovely trees planted by J.S. Bosler over 130 years ago continued to grow into an unsurpassed collection of champion trees in this one location.

For nearly ten years a group of citizens organized by the Central Pennsylvania Conservancy worked tirelessly to acquire and preserve this natural treasure. In July 1998, the Central Pennsylvania Conservancy acquired the 15.16 acre site from the Seven Gables Partnership, and in turn, deeded the Seven Gables Park to the Carlisle Borough and South Middleton Township. Concurrently, Giant Food Stores, Inc. agreed to provide for the maintenance of the park for a minimum of 50 years.

This land is forever to be used by citizens as an undisturbed natural area entrusted to future generations
Seven Gables Park Marker<br>(<i>wide view • park & trees in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 11, 2019
2. Seven Gables Park Marker
(wide view • park & trees in background)
for their enjoyment and care.
Sources of Funds
Proceeds from the sale of a portion of Carlisle Borough’s Shaffer Park, formerly owned by Charles Shaffer, M.D.
A grant from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund administered by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation
The generosity of local citizens, businesses and foundations.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 40° 11.855′ N, 77° 10.576′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Giant Lane south of York Road (Pennsylvania Route 74), on the left when traveling south. The park entrance and parking area are located across Giant Lane from Ashland Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Giant Lane, Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 500 U.S. Soldiers of the Civil War are Here Interred (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ashland Soldiers' Lot (about 800 feet away); Confederate Artillery in Carlisle (approx. ¼ mile away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. half a mile away); St. Patrick's Church (approx. half a mile away); Saint Patrick Church & Cemetery
Seven Gables Park Entrance from Giant Lane<br>(<i>marker visible in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 11, 2019
3. Seven Gables Park Entrance from Giant Lane
(marker visible in background)
(approx. half a mile away); Saint Katharine's Hall (approx. half a mile away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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