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Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

George Catlin

 
 
George Catlin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 3, 2009
1. George Catlin Marker
Inscription.  The great painter of Indian portraits was born here July 26 1796 of Connecticut ancestry. Until 1823 he practiced law here and nearby. He began painting Indian pictures six years later.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission marker series.
 
Location. 41° 14.693′ N, 75° 53.405′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on South River Street near South Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilkes Barre PA 18702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Durkee (here, next to this marker); Lyman H. Howe (a few steps from this marker); Fred Morgan Kirby (a few steps from this marker); The Sullivan Expedition against the Iroquois Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); Franz Kline (1910 - 1962) (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Wyoming
George Catlin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 3, 2009
2. George Catlin Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Teedyuscung (approx. mile away); William Camp Gildersleeve (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Also see . . .
1. George Catlin and his Indian Gallery. (Submitted on May 3, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. George Catlin - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. George Catlin at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNative Americans
 
George Catlin image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
3. George Catlin
This 1849 portrait of George Catlin by William Fisk hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
 

More. Search the internet for George Catlin.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 816 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on April 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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