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Owen Wister

(1860 – 1938)

 
 
Owen Wister Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
1. Owen Wister Marker
Inscription.  Author of “The Virginian” (1902), which became the prototype for the Western novel. This work defined the cowboy as folk hero & coined the phrase, “When you call me that, smile!” Born here, Wister was a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area.
 
Erected 2001 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 1.861′ N, 75° 10.004′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Germantown Avenue and Ashmead Street, on the right when traveling north on Germantown Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grumblethorpe (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Protest against Slavery (about 600 feet away); Christopher Sower (about 600 feet away); Lutheran Publication Society
Marker on Germantown Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
2. Marker on Germantown Avenue
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(about 600 feet away); Christopher Saur (about 700 feet away); Louisa May Alcott (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Germantown White House (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Germantown White House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Owen Wister Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
3. Owen Wister Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 445 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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