“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Lyman H. Howe


LYMAN H. HOWE Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 3, 2009
1. LYMAN H. HOWE Marker
Inscription.  From headquarters in Wilkes-Barre, Howe's six touring shows introduced motion pictures to rural Americans. Pioneer exhibitor of "high class" film programs with coordinated sound. Filmed world & local events, including Pres. Theodore Roosevelt's visit here in 1905.
Erected 2000 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists.
Location. 41° 14.699′ N, 75° 53.399′ 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); George Catlin (a few steps from this marker); Fred Morgan Kirby (a few steps
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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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crabapple (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Wyoming (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
Also see . . .  Lyman H. Howe - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 703 times since then and 16 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 3, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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Aug. 11, 2020