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

Bluestone Mining

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., January 25, 2021
1. Bluestone Mining Marker
Inscription.  

New construction of the Starrucca Viaduct was
completed entirely with Pennsylvania Bluestone.
Numerous quarries in the surrounding hillside
were utilized. Furthest one was at Stevens Point Pa.
Stone was brought to a Lanesboro staging area by
oxen and horses where the chiselers shaped
the stone for the bridge.

 
Erected 2019 by Susquehanna Community Development Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentIndustry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 41° 56.758′ N, 75° 36.217′ W. Marker is in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, in Susquehanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Franklin Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 92/171) and Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 171), on the right when traveling south on Franklin Avenue. Marker is in the "Pocket Park," former location of the Post Office/Persons' building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Susquehanna PA 18847, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Bluestone Mining Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 25, 2021
2. Bluestone Mining Marker
Franklin Ave/Main St intersection, and First National Bank Building, in background
marker. Agriculture (a few steps from this marker); Susquehannock People (a few steps from this marker); Railroad (a few steps from this marker); Community Veteran's Service Board (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Commemorating 300th Birthday of Pennsylvania (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Susquehanna.
 
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Also see . . .
1. Pennsylvania Bluestone Association. (Submitted on January 30, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. New York State Bluestone Association. (Submitted on January 30, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Bluestone at Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 30, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Pocket Park gets SCCTC help (Susquehanna Independent, 2019). (Submitted on January 30, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Solid as a Rock: The Starrucca Viaduct (Navickas). (Submitted on January 30, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Starrucca Viaduct image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2017
3. Starrucca Viaduct
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 30, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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Feb. 25, 2021