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Williams Township in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Maurice K. Goddard

1912-1995

 
 
Maurice K. Goddard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan Edelson, March 26, 2012
1. Maurice K. Goddard Marker
Inscription.  Serving under five governors from 1955-1979 as Secretary of the Department of Forests and Waters and the Department of Environmental Resources, "Doc" Goddard expanded the state park system, led efforts to professionalize state government, and was the first leader of the state's integrated environmental agency. He was instrumental in creation of the Delaware River Basin Commission, a former state-federal compact agency to conserve and manage water resources on a watershed basis.
 
Erected 2011 by PA Parks and Forest Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Environment.
 
Location. 40° 37.648′ N, 75° 11.474′ W. Marker is in Williams Township, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is on South Delaware Drive (Pennsylvania Route 611), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2320 S Delaware Dr, Easton PA 18042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Life Along The Canal (a few steps from this marker); Mules and Men (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania Canal
Maurice K. Goddard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 19, 2015
2. Maurice K. Goddard Marker
The marker is located on the grounds of Delaware Canal State Park, Locks 22, 23
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Delaware Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Carpentersville (approx. half a mile away in New Jersey); Seigletown (approx. 1.7 miles away in New Jersey); Finesville (approx. 1.8 miles away in New Jersey); Finesville Dam (approx. 1.9 miles away in New Jersey). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williams Township.
 
Maurice K. Goddard Marker-Sign at the entrance to the Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 19, 2015
3. Maurice K. Goddard Marker-Sign at the entrance to the Park
Maurice K. Goddard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan Edelson, March 26, 2012
4. Maurice K. Goddard Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2013, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 8, 2013, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey.   2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   4. submitted on February 8, 2013, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 15, 2022