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Altoona in Blair County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Harold L. Ickes

(1874-1952)

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 7, 2012
1. Harold L. Ickes Marker
Inscription.  Franklin D. Roosevelt's Secretary of the Interior 1933-46. Builder of public works, ardent conservationist, fierce fighter for human rights, advocate of government as an agent for the public good. This is the site of his boyhood home.
 
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsEnvironment. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists.
 
Location. 40° 30.577′ N, 78° 23.911′ W. Marker is in Altoona, Pennsylvania, in Blair County. Marker is on West 6th Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 764) 0.2 miles north of 17th Street, on the right when traveling north. Located at Altoona Area High School between sidewalk leading to the library. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Altoona PA 16602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Freedom Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Altoona Area High School Mountain Lion (within
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 7, 2012
2. Harold L. Ickes Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers & Sailors Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pennsylvania Railroad Shops (approx. ¼ mile away); Scale Test Weight Car (approx. ¼ mile away); The Master Mechanic (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Posy Gang (approx. 0.3 miles away); PRR Class X29L Steel Boxcar No. 2136 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Altoona.
 
Also see . . .
1. Harold LeClair Ickes at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Harold L. Ickes - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on February 20, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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3. Harold L. Ickes
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 20, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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