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State College in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Water Tunnel

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 21, 2019
1. Water Tunnel Marker
Inscription.  Was the world's largest when built in cooperation with the Navy in 1949. Designed to test properties of torpedoes, submarine hulls, propellers, & other underwater shapes by driving water through a central test section, it also had peacetime applications in hydrodynamics & acoustics. Named for Lt. Garfield Thomas, first Penn State alumnus killed in Naval service in World War II.
 
Erected by Penn State Alumni Association.
 
Location. 40° 47.6′ N, 77° 52.104′ W. Marker is in State College, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker can be reached from North Atherton Street (Business U.S. 322) south of White Course Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: State College PA 16801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Alpha Chi Chapter of Sigma Chi (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Atmospheric Research (about 800 feet away); "Lincoln Hall" (approx. 0.2 miles away); McKee Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Driver Education (approx.
Water Tunnel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 21, 2019
2. Water Tunnel Marker
0.2 miles away); Martin Luther King Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); R Values (approx. mile away); PENNSTAC (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in State College.
 
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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 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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