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Near Tionesta in Forest County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Howard Zahniser

(1906-1964)

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, September 3, 2012
1. Howard Zahniser Marker
Inscription.  Conservationist and architect of National Wilderness Preservation System Act of 1964. Although he died four months before President Lyndon Johnson signed the bill, his efforts led to the preservation of over 100 million acres across the nation. Zahniser was born in Franklin, Pennsylvania, and Tionesta became his hometown. An advocate for preserving wilderness areas, he was executive director of The Wilderness Society and editor of its journal.
 
Erected 2001 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission marker series.
 
Location. 41° 31.113′ N, 79° 26.559′ W. Marker is near Tionesta, Pennsylvania, in Forest County. Marker is on U.S. 62 0.7 miles north of Pigeon Hill Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tionesta PA 16353, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Damascus (approx. 0.9 miles away); Forest County (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Forest County
Howard Zahniser Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 3, 2012
2. Howard Zahniser Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Lieutenant John Range (approx. 1.7 miles away); Tionesta (approx. 2 miles away); Hunters Station Bridge Bearing Block (approx. 2 miles away); When Timber Was King (approx. 2 miles away); Indian Paths (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tionesta.
 
Also see . . .
1. Howard Zahniser. Friends of Allegheny Wilderness (Submitted on January 25, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Howard Zahniser - Behind the Marker. Explore PA history.com (Submitted on July 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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More. Search the internet for Howard Zahniser.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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