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Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

White Snakeroot

Ageratina alissima

 
 
White Snakeroot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 11, 2020
1. White Snakeroot Marker
Inscription.  This native herb poisons the meat and milk of cows that graze on its leaves and blooms. Thousands of European-American settlers, including Abraham Lincoln's mother, died from this "milk sickness" before its cause was known.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsHorticulture & ForestryScience & MedicineWomen.
 
Location. 40° 26.449′ N, 80° 0.643′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Commonwealth Place and Liberty Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Commonwealth Place. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh PA 15222, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Point State Park (within shouting distance of this marker); False Solomon's Seal (within shouting distance of this marker); The Venango Path (within shouting distance of this marker); Edith Darlington Ammon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Site of Fort Pitt (within shouting distance
White Snakeroot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 11, 2020
2. White Snakeroot Marker
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of this marker); Fort Duquesne (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Forbes Road (about 300 feet away); Forks of the Ohio Fort Pitt Blockhouse (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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