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

George and Friends

 
 
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By Bradley Owen, September 13, 2021
1. George and Friends Marker
Inscription.  George's best friend Andy Thompson lived opposite him on Main Street. At one time or another, the two boys operated "restaurant," grew tomatoes, loafed at the nearby blacksmith shop, played billiards, and conducted a ferry service across Coal Lick Run. George had a "crush" on Catharine Lindsey and played ball with athletic Herb Bowman. Once, he and his friends rode their bicycles 12 miles to Brownsville, where they hopped a boat to New Geneva. To his friends, George was "Flicker," a carefree, freckle-faced youngster.

(Photo Caption): L to R, Front: Anne Lindsey, Marguerite Ewing Stevenson, May Lindsey, George Marshall, Adele Bliss, Helen Huston. L to R, Back: Alec Meade, Herbert Bowman, Catharine Lindsey, Bill Ewing.
 
Erected 2003 by His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KCVO, ADC; Friends of Marshall.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: HeroesIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 39° 54.036′ N, 79° 43.832′ W. Marker is in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County
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By Bradley Owen, September 13, 2021
2. George and Friends Marker
First two markers along the Memorial Plaza pathway can be seen in the background.
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. Marker can be reached from West Main Street (Business U.S. 40) east of North Mount Vernon Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in the George C. Marshall Memorial Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Uniontown PA 15401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Solid Foundation (here, next to this marker); The Middle Years (a few steps from this marker); "I Sat In Front…" (a few steps from this marker); George Catlett Marshall (a few steps from this marker); Choosing A Career (a few steps from this marker); Plan "Without Hysteria" (a few steps from this marker); A Sense Of History (a few steps from this marker); Europe First, Then Japan (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Uniontown.
 
Regarding George and Friends. Marker is one in a series chronicling the life of George Marshall along a walking path through the Memorial Plaza.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 87 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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