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Reading in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hunter Liggett

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
1. Hunter Liggett Marker
Inscription.  
Born here March 21, 1857. A graduate of West Point, 1879. He held commands in the Philippines, 1899-1901 and 1915-17, and rose to the rank of Lt. Gen in 1918. On Oct. 16, 1918, he succeeded Gen. Pershing as head of the American First Army in Europe. Died, San Francisco, 1935.
 
Erected 1984 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Spanish-AmericanWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1848.
 
Location. 40° 19.937′ N, 75° 55.557′ W. Marker is in Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Street and Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling north on 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 145 S 6th Street, Reading PA 19602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Doctor Jonathan Potts (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. Bodo Otto (approx. ¼ mile away); Col. Conrad Weiser (approx. ¼ mile away); Woman's Christian Temperance Union Drinking Fountain
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
2. Hunter Liggett Marker
Looking south along 6th Street.
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Conrad Weiser Trading Post (approx. ¼ mile away); Federal Inn (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named The Federal Inn (approx. ¼ mile away); Hiester Home (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reading.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hunter Liggett. (Submitted on December 6, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Hunter Liggett at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on January 6, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Hunter Liggett Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
3. Hunter Liggett Marker
General Hunter Liggett image. Click for full size.
By Bain News Service, circa 1910
4. General Hunter Liggett
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 722 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on November 30, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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