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California in Washington County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

California University of Pennsylvania

The Ascent of Humanity

 
 
The Ascent of Humanity Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, June 21, 2022
1. The Ascent of Humanity Marker
Inscription.  The Ascent of Humanity, created by Allan Cottrill of Washington, Pennsylvania, was unveiled after commencement on May 4, 1996. The sculpture consists of fifteen human figures in bonded bronze, each one eight to ten feet tall, ascending two adjoining walls of the Duda World Culture Building at California University of Pennsylvania. The sculpture begins with Cro-Magnon man at the bottom and ends with a female astronaut at the top, in between are figures representing various races and cultures of the world.

This sculpture is an inspiration to humanity's quest for excellence and the ascent to knowledge, wisdom caring, responsibility, and humanity.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical date for this entry is May 4, 1996.
 
Location. 40° 3.914′ N, 79° 53.178′ W. Marker is in California, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is on 3rd Street east of University Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 713 3rd Street, California PA 15419, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named California University of Pennsylvania
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(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named California University of Pennsylvania (within shouting distance of this marker); Vulcan Mascot (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vietnam War Memorial (about 400 feet away); Old Main (about 400 feet away); Johnson Hall (about 500 feet away); McCloskey Hall (about 700 feet away); Joseph A.“Jock” Yablonski (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in California.
 
The Ascent of Humanity and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, June 21, 2022
2. The Ascent of Humanity and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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