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

Rachel Carson

 
 
Rachel Carson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2011
1. Rachel Carson Marker
Inscription.  Scientist, naturalist and writer. Born 1907 at 613 Marion Avenue; died 1964. Her 1951 book “The Sea Around Us” was followed in 1962 by “Silent Spring.” This book focused the nation's attention on the dangers of pesticides and helped launch the environmental movement.
 
Erected 1988 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentScience & MedicineWomen. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
 
Location. 40° 32.466′ N, 79° 47.037′ W. Marker is in Springdale, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Pittsburgh Street and Colfax Street, on the right when traveling west on Pittsburgh Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 605 Pittsburgh Street, Springdale PA 15144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carnegie Hero Fund Commission (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harwick Miners Memorial (approx. half a mile away);
Rachel Carson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2011
2. Rachel Carson Marker
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Allegheny Valley Coal Miners Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Eddie Adams (approx. 1.9 miles away); Stephanie Kwolek (approx. 1.9 miles away); Camp D. D. Gaillard (approx. 2.1 miles away); Willie Thrower (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fannie Sellins (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springdale.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rachel Louise Carson at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on May 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson. (Submitted on May 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Rachel Carson Homestead. (Submitted on May 23, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
4. Rachel Carson - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on July 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Rachel Carson image. Click for full size.
Photographed By U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1944
3. Rachel Carson
Author of Silent Spring. Official photo as FWS employee.
Rachel Carson, in the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Lehigh County, PA image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shirley A. Briggs, circa 1960
4. Rachel Carson, in the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Lehigh County, PA
Rachel Carson, shown here in the Hawk Mountain Santcuary, the world's first refuge for birds of prey, helped launch the modern environmental movement with her book, Silent Spring, in 1962.
Rachel Carson Homestead image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, August 24, 2013
5. Rachel Carson Homestead
Rachel Carson Homestead Historical Landmark plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, August 24, 2013
6. Rachel Carson Homestead Historical Landmark plaque
This Property has been placed on the
National Register of Historic Places
By the United States Department of the Interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 882 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on July 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   5, 6. submitted on August 27, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 12, 2022