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Grove City in Mercer County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Slippery Rock & Grove City Railway

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
1. Slippery Rock & Grove City Railway Marker
Inscription.  

In June 1910, an ordinance was passed permitting a streetcar company to connect
Grove City to Slippery Rock's line. A streetcar was displayed to encourage investment.
After sections of the track were placed, the venture failed. During World War I,
the track was scrapped for the war effort.

 
Erected by the Borough of Grove City and Louise Swarts Clarke and Family.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1910.
 
Location. 41° 9.632′ N, 80° 5.185′ W. Marker is in Grove City, Pennsylvania, in Mercer County. Marker is on Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 135 South Broad Street, Grove City PA 16127, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Montgomery Broom Factory (here, next to this marker); Police Chief Charles "Charlie" Ray (here, next to this marker); DeFrance Drug Store History (a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Aviator Earl Saundt's Demise
Slippery Rock & Grove City Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
2. Slippery Rock & Grove City Railway Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Company M, 112th Infantry Regiment, in World War I (a few steps from this marker); Grove City Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Bashline-Rossman Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); James V. Perry and WEDA-FM (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grove City.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on one in a series of low sandstone obelisks along South Broad Street (the downtown commercial district) with markers on three sides and a cast Borough of Grove City emblem on the fourth side (facing the street).
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Grove City PA. (Submitted on April 16, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Slippery Rock & Grove City Railway (Grove City Historical Society).
See pages 31-34
(Submitted on April 16, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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