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Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Trademark of Craftsmen

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2014
1. The Trademark of Craftsmen Marker
Inscription.  
It is not difficult to imagine the wear on a barn from years of active farming and the changing Pennsylvania seasons. In the spring of 1875, two brothers, Samuel F. Frey and William H. Frey, painters by trade, and Hiram C. Lady, a carpenter’s apprentice, began painting the Spangler’s Pennsylvania bank barn. All three signed their names below using the red-toned paint finish used on the rest of the barn. An additional signature in the top right of the preserved area is that of Beniah Spangler, the youngest child of George and Elizabeth Spangler, born in 1848.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
 
Location. 39° 48.093′ N, 77° 13.268′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Blacksmith Shop Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located at the George Spangler Farm. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 488 Blacksmith Shop Road, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Hospital Under Fire (a few steps from this marker); A Farm Transformed by War
The Trademark of Craftsmen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2014
2. The Trademark of Craftsmen Marker
The signatures mentioned on the marker can be seen below it.
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(a few steps from this marker); Well, Look What We Found! (within shouting distance of this marker); Armistead Death Site (within shouting distance of this marker); A Temporary Resting Place (within shouting distance of this marker); A Family Who Would Not Leave Their Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Food Preservation of the Past (within shouting distance of this marker); The George Spangler Farm Civil War Hospital Site (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
More about this marker. A portrait of Hiram C. Lady, taken later in life, appears on the right side of the marker. Photo courtesy of Adams County Historical Society.
 
Also see . . .
1. Civil War Journal - The George Spangler Farm. Gettysburg Magazine. (Submitted on November 15, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. George Spangler Farm. Gettysburg Foundation website. (Submitted on November 15, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
The Trademark of Craftsmen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2014
3. The Trademark of Craftsmen Marker
Marker at the George Spangler Farm image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2014
4. Marker at the George Spangler Farm
Names on the Spangler Barn image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2014
5. Names on the Spangler Barn
The names of the painters of the Spangler's bank barn can be seen here.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 15, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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