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Doylestown in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

James A. Michener

(1907 - 1997)

 
 
James A. Michener Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 2, 2009
1. James A. Michener Marker
Inscription.  The world famous author grew up in Doylestown and graduated in 1925 from the public school formerly here, having been a top-ranking student. His first novel, "Tales of the South Pacific", received the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. His many other books include "The Fires of Spring"(1949), "Hawaii"(1959), "The Source" (1965), & "Recessional" (1994). He traveled widely and was a noted art collector and philanthropist.
 
Erected 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
 
Location. 40° 18.74′ N, 75° 7.738′ W. Marker is in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street and Broad Street, on the right when traveling east on Court Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Doylestown PA 18901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.
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William H. Eastburn III, Esquire (1932-2008) (a few steps from this marker); Doylestown High School (a few steps from this marker); W. W. H. Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Bucks County (within shouting distance of this marker); Bucks County War Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bucks County Korean War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Bucks County Persian Gulf War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Bucks County World War II Memorial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Doylestown.
 
Also see . . .  James A. Michener at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
James A. Michener Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 2, 2009
2. James A. Michener Marker
"Site of Doylestown Public School" marker to left of Michener marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,013 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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