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

Agriculture

 
 
Agriculture Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 25, 2021
1. Agriculture Marker
Inscription.  

Farms sprung up all over the area, providing
goods and services to the locals. Milk was shipped
to the cities on ice-packed rail cars, numerous
tanneries throughout the area using animal hides.

 
Erected 2019 by Susquehanna Community Development Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 41° 56.754′ N, 75° 36.213′ 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 marker. Susquehannock People (here, next to this marker); Bluestone Mining (a few steps from this marker); Railroad (a few steps from this marker); Community Veteran's Service Board
Agriculture Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 25, 2021
2. Agriculture Marker
Note Persons name/date stone from razed building that is now the pocket park
(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.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ice Harvesting On Lake Henry (Happenings Magazine, 2020).
Representative of the ice harvesting in NE Pennsylvania
(Submitted on January 30, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Pocket Park gets SCCTC help (Susquehanna Independent, 2019). (Submitted on January 30, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Tioga County - Tioga's tanneries Information.
Representative of the historic tanning industry
(Submitted on January 30, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
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. submitted on January 30, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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