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

The Railroad and Pine Grove

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
1. The Railroad and Pine Grove Marker
Inscription.  

The railroad came to Pine Grove in 1872, encouraged primarily by the many deposits
of coal in the area. A great train wreck took place on September 16, 1910.
Passenger service was popular for many years but was discontinued in the 1950's.
The railroad station was torn down in 1954.

 
Erected by the Borough of Grove City and in Memory of Jerry C. Taylor.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is September 16, 1910.
 
Location. 41° 9.587′ N, 80° 5.185′ W. Marker is in Grove City, Pennsylvania, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) and Pine Street, on the right when traveling north on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 156-160 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. Dr. John M. Martin (here, next to this marker); Jerry C. Taylor (here, next to this marker); "Here's Howe" (a few steps from this marker); "The Voice of Grove City" (a few steps
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
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from this marker); Pine Grove Normal Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Susan Eccles O'Kane (within shouting distance of this marker); Grove City National Boys and Girls Purebred Calf Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Beginnings of Radio in Grove City (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 19, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 1910 Grove City Train Wreck Photo. (Submitted on April 19, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Coal Mining in Mercer County PA. (Submitted on April 19, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Grove City Timeline with Railroad Depot Illustrations. (Submitted on April 19, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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