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Ligonier in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Ligonier

Century Chain

 
 
Fort Ligonier Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 15, 2011
1. Fort Ligonier Marker
Inscription.  President Dwight D. Eisenhower, seen by 30,000 in Ligonier on September 26, 1958, climaxed his visit with a public address on this site. He sealed into the Century Chain the open Bicentennial Link, using as ax from the fort’s artifacts. The President then signed a scroll commemorating the occasion.

The Century Chain’s lines are similar to, but slightly larger than those of the Great Chain spanning the Hudson River at West Point during the American Revolution. The Century Chain includes iron smelted at one of the old iron furnaces in Ligonier Valley.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1758.
 
Location. 40° 14.484′ N, 79° 14.334′ W. Marker is in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) near South Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ligonier PA 15658, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Ligonier (here, next to this marker); a different marker

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also named Fort Ligonier (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Desert Storm Memorial (about 700 feet away); Building the Highway (about 700 feet away); Ligonier War Memorial (about 700 feet away); Ligonier Town Square Fountain (about 700 feet away); Highway Enterprise (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roadside Enterprise (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ligonier.
 
Fort Ligonier Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 15, 2011
2. Fort Ligonier Marker
Fort Ligonier Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 15, 2011
3. Fort Ligonier Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 701 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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