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

D. Leech & Company / Western Transportation Company

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel
1. D. Leech & Company / Western Transportation Company Marker
Inscription.  Operating at the Pa. Mainline Canal from 1829 to 1853, it was an integrated freight and passenger service using canalboats, wagons, railroads, and steamships. It was one of the most extensive and successful freight forwarding companies in Pa., connecting major cities and employing agents in at least ten states. The company partnered with the Pa. Railroad, providing agents and constructing new railroads for them. The boatbuilding yard was near here.
 
Erected 2019 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1829.
 
Location. 40° 37.589′ N, 79° 36.469′ W. Marker is in Leechburg, Pennsylvania, in Armstrong County. Marker is at the intersection of River Avenue and River Avenue, on the right when traveling east on River Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leechburg PA 15656, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pennsylvania Canal (approx. half a mile away); Vandergrift
D. Leech & Company / Western Transportation Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. D. Leech & Company / Western Transportation Company Marker
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(approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Vandergrift (approx. 2.7 miles away); St Gertrude Roman Catholic Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Nellie Bly (approx. 3.6 miles away); Freeport (approx. 5.1 miles away); Freeport Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Fort Hand (approx. 5˝ miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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