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

The "Public Spirit"

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, September 1, 2016
1. The "Public Spirit" Marker
Inscription.  
A daily and weekly newspaper
was published on this site.

Serving Clearfield County
1890-1921

Matthew Savage
Editor-Publisher

Published “Not for the
present generation, but for the
unborn who may read this”

Dedicated — 2015
By the descendants of
Matthew Savage
and
The Clearfield County
Historical Society

 
Erected 2015 by Matthew Savage Descendants and Clearfield County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 41° 1.319′ N, 78° 26.261′ W. Marker is in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, in Clearfield County. Marker is on East Market Street east of South 2nd Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Marker is mounted at eye-level directly on the subject building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 East Market Street, Clearfield PA 16830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clearfield County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Dimeling Hotel
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By Cosmos Mariner, September 1, 2016
2. The "Public Spirit" Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); William Bigler (within shouting distance of this marker); Kurtz Bros. Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Senator William W. Betts (about 400 feet away); Clearfield County's First Jail (about 600 feet away); Murray House (about 800 feet away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clearfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Matthew “Matt” Savage (Find a Grave). The description "versatile" seems appropriate because Matt Savage (1854-1935) made his mark as an educator, newspaper publisher and editor, Democratic party politician and real estate operator. It is perhaps as editor and publisher of the Public Spirit from 1890 until 1921 that Matt Savage will be best recognized. But before 1890, he had served 2 terms as County Superintendent of Schools; in the 1890's and early 1900s he was a powerful force in the county, state and national Democratic party affairs; and as a real estate operator he must have been one of the first northerners to recognize the future of Florida. (Submitted on December 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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3. The "Public Spirit" Marker
The news office was located on Market Street above the present Moena’s Restaurant.
 

2. Historical Society publishes Public Spirit county history book. Clearfield County Historical Society has published the 1897 history of select Clearfield County townships. The series was compiled by the Clearfield’s Public Spirit newspaper Editor Matt Savage. (Submitted on December 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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