Near Ligonier in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2012 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
Location. 40° 15.829′ N, 79° 16.795′ W. Marker is near Ligonier, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) and Idlewild Road, on the right when traveling east on Lincoln Highway. Located at the exit of Idlewild Park. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Picture Yourself on the Lincoln Highway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Idlewild In 1938 - The Rollo Coaster Opens (approx. ¼ mile away); Philadelphia Tobaggan Company Carousel Number 83 (approx. ¼ mile away); Idlewild Park Depot / Smallest Train Station (approx. ¼ mile away); Railroad Signs (approx. ¼ mile away); In Memory of Richard Beatty Mellon (approx. 2.2 miles away); Road Versus Rail (approx. 2.3 miles away); Ligonier Depot (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ligonier.
Also see . . . Idlewild and SoakZone website. (Submitted on October 6, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
1. Dedicated on October 6, 2012
My wife and I attended the dedication ceremony, and despite the slight drizzle and early fall weather, it was a nice event. Stories and remarks were made by; Jeffrey S. Croushore (Sales & Public Relations Manager, Idlewild & SoakZone), David Hahner, Nominator (Historian, American Coaster Enthusiasts), and Jean Craige Pepper (Commissioner, PA Historical & Museum Commission) followed by the unveiling by Brandon
— Submitted October 6, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 905 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.