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Marshalls Creek in Monroe County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Marshalls Creek Mastodon

 
 
Marshalls Creek Mastodon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, September 25, 2021
1. Marshalls Creek Mastodon Marker
Inscription.  In 1968, John W. Leap and workers at a nearby peat bog discovered the bones of a large mastodon that died about 12,000 years ago. These large, tusked mammals (Mammut americanum) lived throughout North America from 5.2 million to 10,000 years ago. The Marshalls Creek specimen, now in the collection of the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, ranks among the most complete mastodon skeletons found on the East Coast.
 
Erected 2015 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyPaleontology. A significant historical year for this entry is 1968.
 
Location. 41° 2.949′ N, 75° 6.663′ W. Marker is in Marshalls Creek, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker is on Milford Road (U.S. 209) west of Mt. Nebo Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Stroudsburg PA 18302, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marshalls Creek Explosion (approx. 1.6 miles away); Nicholas Depuy (approx.
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2˝ miles away); World Wars Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Worthington Hall (approx. 2.6 miles away); Nicholas DuPuy (approx. 2.6 miles away); Smithfield Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Delaware Water Gap (approx. 3.4 miles away); This National Park Is Our Home (approx. 3.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Marshalls Creek Mastodon. Monroe County Historical Association (Submitted on September 28, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Marshalls Creek Mastodon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, September 25, 2021
2. Marshalls Creek Mastodon Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 763 times since then and 122 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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