Near Marienville in Forest County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The name of this town recalls the now-extinct passenger pigeon, which in vast flights nested in the beech groves of this area. The nestlings were taken as food each spring by the Seneca Indians.
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
Location. 41° 31.527′ N, 79° 3.37′ W. Marker is near Marienville, Pennsylvania, in Forest County. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 66 and Pigeon Lane, on the left when traveling north on State Route 66. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marienville PA 16239, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marienville (approx. 5.2 miles away); Hearts Content Recreation Area (approx. 15.4 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Pigeon - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on September 4, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Passenger pigeon. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on April 26, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.