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V.F.W.

 
 
V.F.W. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
1. V.F.W. Marker
Inscription.  The Veterans of Foreign Wars organized September 14-17, 1914, at the former Schenley Hotel near here. Veterans who had served in Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines and China were among its founders.
 
Erected 1967 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsMilitaryWar, Spanish-American. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 14, 1787.
 
Location. 40° 26.655′ N, 79° 57.29′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on Fifth Avenue. Located across Bigelow Blvd from University of Pittsburgh marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15213, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. University of Pittsburgh (within shouting distance of this marker); Stephen C. Foster Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Standard Chemical Company
V.F.W. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
2. V.F.W. Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Diplodocus carnegii (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maria Sklodowska Curie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Victor Herbert (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fourth Ward Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Andrew Carnegie (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .  VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars. (Submitted on March 15, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 551 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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