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

Sylvania Electric Products

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2021
1. Sylvania Electric Products Marker
Inscription.  During WWII, produced critical electrical components including vacuum tubes for proximity fuzes, a key military device that improved the precision of artillery shells. Founded in 1907, the workforce was composed of primarily women, prompting Colliers to call Emporium Girls Town USA." The former Sylvania Club here was the home of one of the company's original investors, lumber baron Henry Auchu. The factory operated on Poplar St. until 1990.
 
Erected 2021 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
 
Location. 41° 30.674′ N, 78° 14.507′ W. Marker is in Emporium, Pennsylvania, in Cameron County. Marker is at the intersection of West 4th Street (Pennsylvania Route 120) and Poplar Street, on the right when traveling east on West 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emporium PA 15834, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cameron County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Railroads (approx. 0.9 miles away); Allegheny Portage
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2021
2. Sylvania Electric Products Marker
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(approx. 1.1 miles away); Sinnemahoning Path (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Costello Tannery (approx. 11.2 miles away); The Goodyear Mill (approx. 11.2 miles away); The Louis Nuschke Store (approx. 11.4 miles away); The Bayless Pulp and Paper Mill (approx. 12 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emporium.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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