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West Mifflin in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Kennywood Park

 
 
Kennywood Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 27, 2019
1. Kennywood Park Marker
Inscription.  A National Historic Landmark, designated 1987. In 1898 a picnic grove on Anthony Kenny's farm here was leased to the Monongahela Street Railway Company for an amusement park linked to Pittsburgh by its trolley line. Sold to private interests in 1906, the park was to survive a Depression, recessions, and two World Wars. Years after most other “trolley parks” had closed, Kennywood was still thriving.
 
Erected 1992 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1987.
 
Location. 40° 23.111′ N, 79° 51.824′ W. Marker is in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Kennywood Boulevard (Pennsylvania Route 837) 0.1 miles west of Hoffman Boulevard. Located just outside the west gate entrance to Kennywood Park. Touch for map
Kennywood Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 27, 2019
2. Kennywood Park Marker
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4800 Kennywood Blvd, West Mifflin PA 15122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Braddock’s Crossing (here, next to this marker); Frederick Ingersoll (here, next to this marker); The Windmill (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Was Here (about 700 feet away); Andrew Stephen McSwigan (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Braddock's Crossing (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Pagoda (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Kenny Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Mifflin.
 
Also see . . .  Kennywood Park. Official Site (Submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Kennywood Park image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
3. Kennywood Park
Kennywood Park National Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
4. Kennywood Park National Landmark Plaque
This plaque is located within Kennywood (admission fee required) at the "George Was Here" marker in the database.
People enjoying a ride on the Jack Rabbit at Kennywood Park image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1947
5. People enjoying a ride on the Jack Rabbit at Kennywood Park
Courtesy: Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,268 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on December 8, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   5. submitted on July 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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