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North Strabane Township in Washington County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Delvin G. Miller

(1913-1996)

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 20, 2011
1. Delvin G. Miller Marker
Inscription.  An excellent horseman and among the most influential names in harness racing, Miller won 2,442 races in 8 decades, including the Hambletonian and the Little Brown Jug. He bred and trained many champions, including Adios, a winning stallion with numerous champion offspring. Inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 1968, Miller promoted racing safety and technology. He founded The Meadows in 1963 to bring the sport to his southwestern Pennsylvania home.
 
Erected 2009 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1968.
 
Location. 40° 12.973′ N, 80° 12.106′ W. Marker is in North Strabane Township, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Racetrack Road and Entrance to Meadows Racetrack and Casino, on the right when traveling west on Racetrack Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Racetrack Rd, Canonsburg PA 15317, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 20, 2011
2. Delvin G. Miller Marker
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4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John McMillan (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Reverend John McMillan, D.D. (approx. 2.2 miles away); Washington (approx. 2.8 miles away); West Shelter (approx. 2.9 miles away); Richfol Shelter (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Washington (approx. 3.1 miles away); Dr. Jonathan Letterman (approx. 3.1 miles away); Memorial Trail (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Strabane Township.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Meadows Racetrack and Casino. (Submitted on July 13, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame. (Submitted on July 13, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Delvin Glenn "Del" Miller at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Delvin Miller image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Urban Archives, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia
3. Delvin Miller
Preparing Meadow Maid to compete at the Little Brown Jug race for three-year-old pacers, July 9, 1959.
Delvin Miller balancing on a fence post image. Click for full size.
By Albert Miller, circa 1925
4. Delvin Miller balancing on a fence post
This photograph taken by Albert Miller shows his younger brother Delvin balancing on a fence post around 1925. Delvin Miller would follow in the footsteps of his grandfather and uncle and go on to become a nationally known breeder, trainer and driver of harness horses. This photograph is housed in the collection of the Meadowcroft Museum of Rural Life in Avella, PA. Courtesy: Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 770 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on April 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on April 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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