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Near Home in Indiana County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Edward Abbey

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 5, 2011
1. Edward Abbey Marker
Inscription.  Author and defender of wilderness, most famous for his two books Desert Solitaire and The Monkey Wrench Gang. Born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, in 1927, Abbey grew up in and around the village of Home. Although he moved to the western United States in 1948, books such as Appalachian Wilderness, The Journey Home, and The Fool's Progress describe his native county, where he learned to love nature. Abbey died in Tucson, Arizona, in 1989.
 
Erected 1996 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Environment. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
 
Location. 40° 44.086′ N, 79° 6.254′ W. Marker is near Home, Pennsylvania, in Indiana County. Marker is on Buffalo-Pittsburgh Highway (U.S. 119) 0.3 miles south of Washington Church Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Home PA 15747, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Linton Park (approx. 3.8
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 5, 2011
2. Edward Abbey Marker
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miles away); John S. Fisher (approx. 5.3 miles away); Dr. Robert Mitchell (approx. 6.7 miles away); Rural Electrification (approx. 7.1 miles away); The Rescue of Anthony Hollingsworth (approx. 8.1 miles away); James S. Nance, Jr. (approx. 8.2 miles away); Indiana County (approx. 8.2 miles away); James Maitland Stewart (approx. 8.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Edward Abbey. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on November 5, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Edward Abbey at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on November 5, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 547 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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