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Cambridge Springs in Crawford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Alliance College

1912-1987

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, April 13, 2014
1. Alliance College Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1912 by the Polish National Alliance and dedicated by U.S. President William Howard Taft, Alliance College was one of the nation's first nationality colleges. Its mission was to provide educational opportunities for everyone, but especially to those of Polish descent. Located on the Rider Hotel site, it was first an academy, then a technical institute and later a liberal arts college. Alliance College included Polish arts, language and history as part of its curriculum and campus culture until it closed in 1987.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #27 William Howard Taft series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
Location. 41° 48.243′ N, 80° 3.409′ W. Marker is in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 86) and Grand Army of the Republic Highway (U.S. 6/19), on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge Springs PA 16403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker
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By Mike Wintermantel, April 13, 2014
2. Alliance College Marker
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, measured as the crow flies. Cambridge Springs (a few steps from this marker); William D. Rider (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grant Street Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); The Venango Veterans Memorial Bridge (approx. 3.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Edinboro State College (approx. 6 miles away); French Creek (approx. 6.3 miles away); Miracles On Maple Hill (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge Springs.
 
Also see . . .  Alliance College Alumni Association. (Submitted on April 13, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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