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

Carnegie Hero Fund Commission

 
 
Carnegie Hero Fund Commission Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2011
1. Carnegie Hero Fund Commission Marker
Inscription.  Established April 15, 1904, by Andrew Carnegie. The Pittsburgh-based foundation awards the Carnegie Medal in the United States and Canada to persons who risk their lives to save others. Heroic acts that followed the January 25, 1904, explosion in the nearby Harwick Mine inspired Carnegie, who also founded ten similar funds in Europe. Many of the explosion's 181 victims are buried in St. Mark's Cemetery just south of here.
 
Erected 1995 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1907.
 
Location. 40° 32.464′ N, 79° 47.44′ W. Marker is in Springdale, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Pittsburgh Street and Washington Street, on the right when traveling east on Pittsburgh Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springdale PA 15144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the
Carnegie Hero Fund Commission Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2011
2. Carnegie Hero Fund Commission Marker
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crow flies. Harwick Miners Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rachel Carson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Allegheny Valley Coal Miners Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Camp D. D. Gaillard (approx. 1.8 miles away); Eddie Adams (approx. 2.1 miles away); Stephanie Kwolek (approx. 2.1 miles away); Willie Thrower (approx. 2½ miles away); Camp Wright at Hulton (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springdale.
 
Also see . . .  Carnegie Hero Fund. (Submitted on May 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 608 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 12, 2022