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

When Timber Was King

 
 
When Timber Was King Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2019
1. When Timber Was King Marker
Inscription.  

This statue was created to honor the men who worked in the woods and mills, carving Forest County out of the wilderness and producing needed goods that helped to propel the building of America. Some of the most successful lumbermen preserved sections of virgin timber - now part of the Allegheny National Forest and Cook Forest State Park - and used wise forest management practices. From "Woodhick" to "Lumber Baron," this statue is dedicated to these men.

 
Erected by Lumber Heritage Region of PA, PA DCNR, PA Council on the Arts, and Concerned Organizations.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentHorticulture & Forestry.
 
Location. 41° 29.524′ N, 79° 27.376′ W. Marker is in Tionesta, Pennsylvania, in Forest County. Marker is on Elm Street (Pennsylvania Route 36) 0.1 miles south of Walnut Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker and statue are on the Forest County Historical Society grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 206 Elm Street, Tionesta PA 16353, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tionesta (a few steps from this marker); Hunters Station Bridge Bearing Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant John Range (approx. ¼ mile away); Forest County (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Forest County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Damascus (approx. 1.1 miles away); Refugee Towns (approx. 1.3 miles away); Howard Zahniser (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tionesta.
 
Also see . . .
1. Forest County Historical Society. (Submitted on September 4, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Pennsylvania Lumber Museum. (Submitted on September 4, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Uncovering the History of Logging at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum. (Submitted on September 4, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
When Timber Was King Marker and Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2019
2. When Timber Was King Marker and Statue
When Timber Was King Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2019
3. When Timber Was King Statue
When Timber Was King Statue Detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2019
4. When Timber Was King Statue Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 4, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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