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Bangor in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Slate Industry

 
 
Slate Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
1. Slate Industry Marker
Inscription.  Robert M. Jones of Wales, who came here in 1848 as an immigrant, began the slate quarrying industry. The region became a major world center for slate. From here came slate for roofs and old-time school slates and pencils.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural Resources. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 40° 52.023′ N, 75° 12.37′ W. Marker is in Bangor, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is at the intersection of North 1st Street (State Road 191) and Market Street (State Road 512), on the left when traveling north on North 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bangor PA 18013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bethel Welsh Congregational Church Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Century House (about 400 feet away,
Wide view of the Slate Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
2. Wide view of the Slate Industry Marker
The slate-roofed Slate Belt Heritage Center (1907) stands behind the marker
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measured in a direct line); Old Home Week (about 500 feet away); Steinmetz Memorial Library (about 600 feet away); Homefront (about 700 feet away); Robert M. Jones (about 700 feet away); Mennonite Church (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bangor.
 
Also see . . .
1. Slate Belt Heritage Center. (Submitted on April 11, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Slate Industry - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. MarkerQuest - Slate Industry. An overview of the history of Pennsylvania's Slate Belt. (Submitted on June 22, 2022, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
The flooded Old Bangor (slate) Quarry (1866-1931) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
3. The flooded Old Bangor (slate) Quarry (1866-1931)
Detail of the slate roofs in Bangor image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
4. Detail of the slate roofs in Bangor
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 894 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 11, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 1, 2023