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

Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

 
 
Benjamin Franklin Marker [Front] image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
1. Benjamin Franklin Marker [Front]
Inscription.  
[Front:]
Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

Philosopher
Diplomat
Inventor
Scientist
Printer
Author

[Left side:]
Franklin College
University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Hospital
Circulating Library
Insurance Company
Fire Company
Franklin Stove
Printing Press
Lightning Rod
Electrostatic Generator
Bifocal Lens
Innovative Design of Ships
Furniture and Implements

[Right side:]
God helps them that
help themselves •
lost time is never found
again • He that lives
upon hope will die
fasting • If you
would not be forgotten
as soon as you are
dead and rotten
either write
things worthy
reading, or do
things worth
the writing •
He that's secure is
not safe • There
is no little enemy •
A penny saved is
a penny earned •
Necessity never made
a good bargain •
Don't throw stones at your neighbors
if your own windows
are glass •

[Back:]
Dost
Benjamin Franklin Marker [Left side] image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
2. Benjamin Franklin Marker [Left side]
thou love life? Then
do not squander time; for
that's the stuff life is made of
There never was a good war
or a bad peace • Without
courage justice is weak •
they that can give up essential
liberty to obtain a little
temporary safety deserve
neither liberty nor safety •
Little strokes fell great
oaks • When the wells dry,
we know the worth of water •
Experience keeps a dear
school but fools will learn
in no other way • Three
may keep a secret if two of
them are dead • Work as
if you were to live a hundred
years, pray as if you were to
die tomorrow • Keep your eyes
wide open before marriage,
half shut afterwards •
Blame all and praise all
are two block heads • We
must all hang together
or assuredly we shall all
hang separately •
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCommunicationsEducationIndustry & CommerceScience & MedicineWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 40° 2.715′ N, 76° 19.179′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker can be reached from College Avenue north of West James Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map
Benjamin Franklin Marker [Right side] image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
3. Benjamin Franklin Marker [Right side]
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 637 College Avenue, Lancaster PA 17603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Marshall (here, next to this marker); Frank E. and Eva L. Manning (within shouting distance of this marker); Whitehead Plaza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Klauder-Apple Walk (about 400 feet away); Franklin & Marshall College September 11 Memorial (about 500 feet away); The Water Towers in Buchanan Park (about 600 feet away); The Richard Kneedler Sculpture Garden (about 700 feet away); Abraham de Peyster (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Benjamin Franklin Marker [Back] image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
4. Benjamin Franklin Marker [Back]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 9, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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