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West Mifflin in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Kenny Fountain

 
 
The Kenny Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
1. The Kenny Fountain Marker
Inscription.  ...is dedicated to Thomas J. Kenny, who in 1818 crossed the Alleghenies and purchased this property for five pounds, ten shillings, six pence, and a barrel of whiskey. The farm he established later was called Kenny's Grove, a retreat where the neighbors picnicked in the summer.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 40° 23.281′ N, 79° 51.784′ W. Marker is in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Kennywood Boulevard. Marker is on the grounds of Kennywood, an amusement park operating seasonally since 1898. Admission fee required. Marker is in the Kiddieland area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4800 Kennywood Boulevard, West Mifflin PA 15122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Auto Race (within shouting distance of this marker); Laffin' Sal (within shouting distance of this marker); Miniature Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Braddock's Crossing (about 300 feet away,
The Kenny Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
2. The Kenny Fountain Marker
Plaque is set on the masonry circumference seating at center of picture.
measured in a direct line); The Pagoda (about 300 feet away); Andrew Stephen McSwigan (about 400 feet away); George Was Here (about 500 feet away); Kennywood's Thunderbolt (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Mifflin.
 
More about this marker. The fountain was not operating at the time I visited, although the circumference of lights in the fountain pool did turn on as sundown approached.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kennywood. (Submitted on August 30, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Kennywood - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 30, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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