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Mont Alto in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pennsylvania State Forest Academy

 
 
Pennsylvania State Forest Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Peter Linehan, May 7, 2007
1. Pennsylvania State Forest Academy Marker
Inscription.  The Commonwealth’s first forestry school was established here at Mont Alto in 1903 and named the State Forest Academy in 1905. Among the first in the nation, it later merged with the Pennsylvania State University. Joseph T. Rothrock, the Commonwealth’s first Forestry Commissioner, and Mira Lloyd Dock, noted activist and conservationist, were among its founders.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationEnvironment. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Pennsylvania State University series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
 
Location. 39° 50.41′ N, 77° 32.654′ W. Marker is in Mont Alto, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Street (Pennsylvania Route 233) and Slabtown Road on Park Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mont Alto PA 17237, 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. John Brown Raid (here, next to this marker); Ralph Elwood Brock
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(here, next to this marker); Captain John E. Cook (here, next to this marker); George H. Wirt (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mont Alto (about 700 feet away); Conklin Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chestnut Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away); Snow Hill Cloister (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mont Alto.
 
More about this marker. The marker is at the entrance of Penn State Mont Alto.
 
Regarding Pennsylvania State Forest Academy. This marker was put in place during the centennial celebrations of the school, which is now a campus of Pennsylvania State University.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Founded to Save the Trees. Penn State Mont Alto was one of the first forestry schools in the nation. This 2002 article by Holly Cieri is from the Penn State Intercom. (Submitted on May 8, 2007.) 
 
Pennsylvania State Forest Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Peter Linehan, May 7, 2007
2. Pennsylvania State Forest Academy Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2007, by Peter Linehan of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,691 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on November 18, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2007, by Peter Linehan of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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