Greenville in Mercer County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Amelia Earhart Drive
Erected by The Class of 1997.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Churches & Religion • Education • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is December 11, 1932.
Location. 41° 24.738′ N, 80° 23.028′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Pennsylvania, in Mercer County. Marker is on Amelia Earhart Drive east of College Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 18), on the left when traveling east. Marker is located on the Thiel College campus, about 100 yards inside the College Avenue gate. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 75 College Avenue, Greenville PA 16125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this markerUnion Pacific Caboose #25437 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Erie 40' Flatcar #8200 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wheeling & Lake Erie Caboose #0205 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Railroad Crossing Lights (approx. 0.3 miles away); Position Signal Light (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bessemer Caboose #1985 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Switch Stand (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bessemer Ore Jenny #20567 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
Also see . . . Amelia Earhart. Thiel College awarded aviation and women’s rights pioneer Amelia Earhart an honorary Doctor of Science degree on Dec. 11, 1932. Before disappearing in 1937, Earhart met with Thiel College’s president. Because of her affection for the College and her desire to empower women, she had planned to work with and fundraise for groups that would create opportunities for women on campus. The main drive on campus is named for her and a large photo covers a wall in the Langenheim Memorial Library. (Submitted on June 20, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 19, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.