Near Mahanoy City in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Birth of Cable Television
Erected 1998 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1948.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 40° 48.948′ N, 76° 7.525′ W. Marker was near Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County. Marker was on Vulcan Hill Road (Pennsylvania Route 54) 1 miles west of Interstate 81, on the right when traveling west. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Victor Schertzinger (approx. one mile away); 1902 Anthracite Coal Strike (approx. 3.7 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Dorsey Brothers (approx. 4 miles away); Little Lithuania, USA (approx. 4 miles away); Pennsylvania Anthracite Miners Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Six ton piece of coal (approx. 4 miles away); St. Michael's Church (approx. 4.1 miles away).
Also see . . . The Cable Center Hauser Oral and Video Collection - Walson, John. (Submitted on August 8, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
1. Missing Marker
Myself and another person checked for this marker and it is NOT at the location specified. We proceeded to search the entire town of Mahanoy City, PA and not sign of the marker. We don't know what happened to it.
— Submitted April 16, 2015, by Carolyn Martienssen of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 813 times since then and 24 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week August 25, 2013. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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