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

Elizabethtown

Carrier of Change

 
 
Elizabethtown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 12, 2019
1. Elizabethtown Marker
Inscription.  "Wood and coal produced steam that powered passenger trains through Elizabethtown for over 100 years. The 'Golden Age' of steam ended in 1938 when the Pennsylvania Railroad purchased safer, faster, cleaner electric locomotives."
—Pat Reed
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1938.
 
Location. 40° 9.082′ N, 76° 36.372′ W. Marker is in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on West High Street (Pennsylvania Route 241) west of South Market Street (Pennsylvania Route 743), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elizabethtown PA 17022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Design of Elizabethtown (a few steps from this marker); Barnabas and Elizabeth Hughes (a few steps from this marker); Changes in Elizabethtown (within shouting distance of this marker); Industry in Elizabethtown (within shouting distance of this marker); The Shoe Industry in Elizabethtown
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memoriam (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elizabeth Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grist Mill Process (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethtown.
 
Elizabethtown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 12, 2019
2. Elizabethtown Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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