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

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States

 
 
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 21, 2019
1. Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Marker
Inscription.  Two groups of veterans who had served in Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines and China merged into the American Veterans of Foreign Service on September 13 - 15, 1905, at the Eastside Theatre in Altoona. The new group was a forerunner of the V. F. W. founded in 1914.
 
Erected by Veterans of Foreign Wars.
 
Location. 40° 30.84′ N, 78° 24.246′ W. Marker is in Altoona, Pennsylvania, in Blair County. Marker is on 11th Avenue west of 14th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1418 11th Avenue, Altoona PA 16601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blair County Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (here, next to this marker); Veterans Mall (here, next to this marker); The Downtown Altoona Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Locomotive 790 Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); The Silver Chief (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Pennsylvania Railroad YMCA
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 21, 2019
2. Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Marker
(about 600 feet away); Logan House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stars & Stripes Forever (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Altoona.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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