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

Agriculture

 
 
Agriculture Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rick Bodenschatz, October 4, 2021
1. Agriculture Marker
Inscription.  As lumbering cleared our thick forests, farming grew into a local industry. By 1880, over 60 farms covered almost 7,000 acres in the township. Major crops were buckwheat, oats, rye, potatoes, wheat, corn and hay. Farm produce, dairy, poultry and eggs were sold to local users and the resort industry. Yields were also shipped by rail to the coal fields and Metro New York. A 400 acre farm was operated here by the Austin T. Blakeslee family, from the mid-1800's to the 1960's. Marker Advocates of Tobyhanna Township
 
Erected by Marker Advocates of Tobyhanna Township.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture.
 
Location. 41° 5.75′ N, 75° 34.667′ W. Marker is in Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker is on Sir Bradford Road, half a mile PA Route 940 (State Route 940), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302-312 Sir Bradford Road, Pocono Lake PA 18347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Easton and Wilkes-Barre Turnpike (approx. ¾ mile away); Blakeslee Community Center
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(approx. 0.8 miles away); Blakeslee United Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Harrison Amusement Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); The First Schoolhouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Great Swamp (approx. 1.7 miles away); Jacob Blakeslee, Jr. (approx. 1.8 miles away); Locust Ridge School (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blakeslee.
 
Agriculture Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rick Bodenschatz, October 4, 2021
2. Agriculture Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2021, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2021, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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