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East Stroudsburg in Monroe County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gertrude Mary Smith Boddle

 
 
Gertrude Mary Smith Boddle Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 10, 2020
1. Gertrude Mary Smith Boddle Marker
Inscription.  

This monument is dedicated
in memory of
Gertrude Mary Smith Boddle
East Stroudsburg State Normal School
Class of 1904
The first African American woman
to graduate from
East Stroudsburg State Normal School.
Dedicated by her family,
friends and East Stroudsburg University,
in the year of her centennial.
October 25, 1986

 
Erected 1986 by her family, friends, and university.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWomen. A significant historical date for this entry is October 25, 1986.
 
Location. 40° 59.686′ N, 75° 10.58′ W. Marker is in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker is on College Circle east of Prospect Street, on the left when traveling east. Monument is near the main entrance to the original portion of the East Stroudsburg University campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 College Circle, East Stroudsburg PA 18301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alma Mater Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); World War Memorial (within shouting distance
Gertrude Mary Smith Boddle Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 10, 2020
2. Gertrude Mary Smith Boddle Marker
Looking east into the heart of old campus
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of this marker); Daniel Brodhead (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Dansbury Mission (approx. 0.7 miles away); Col. Jacob Stroud (approx. 0.7 miles away); Colonel Jacob Stroud (approx. 0.7 miles away); McMichaels Creek (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Stroudsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. East Stroudsburg U. Honors School's First Black Graduate (The Morning Call, 1986). (Submitted on July 10, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Granddaughter of first black graduate speaks at East Stroudsburg Univ winter commencement (2015). (Submitted on July 10, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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