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Eagles Mere in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lewis Glass Works

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2019
1. Lewis Glass Works Marker
Inscription.  

George Lewis purchased 10,217 acres from Charles Wolstoncraft in 1794 for one dollar per acre. His dream of an ideal community built around a glass manufacturing business and away from the unhealthy atmosphere of the city became a reality. He brought his family, many workmen and their families to the mountaintop. Between 1804 and 1808 the Lewis Glass Works was put into operation using the white sand at the north end of the lake. After the War of 1812 the manufacturing of glass in this area became impractical.

Judge John Jones purchased 6000 acres in 1845. He envisioned a summer recreation area, built a cottage for his family, and promoted this idea to others. In 1847 he established a post office under the name of Eagles Mere. This name was applied to the village and the lake. The summer resort era began.
 
Erected 1975 by Eagles Mere Civic Club.
 
Location. 41° 24.628′ N, 76° 35.023′ W. Marker is in Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania, in Sullivan County. Marker is at the intersection of Sullivan Avenue and Jones

Lewis Glass Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2019
2. Lewis Glass Works Marker
Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Sullivan Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Sullivan Avenue, Eagles Mere PA 17731, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bell from the Eagles Mere School (within shouting distance of this marker); Eagles Mere Downtown Revitalization (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hotel Eagles Mere (about 300 feet away); Eagles Mere Chautauqua (about 300 feet away); Seth Thomas Clock (about 300 feet away); Site of the Original Toboggan Slide (about 500 feet away); The Chaseway... (about 700 feet away); Hiram's Landing (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eagles Mere.
 
Also see . . .
1. Eagles Mere Museum. (Submitted on September 7, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. George Lewis Family History. (Submitted on September 7, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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