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Star of the West, Tent No. Six

 
 
Star of the West, Tent No. Six Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
1. Star of the West, Tent No. Six Marker
Inscription.  An African American women's community service organization chartered 1865. A part of the United Order of Tents, J.R. Giddings and Jollifee Union, founded in 1847 and named for abolitionist Congressman Giddings and his law partner.
 
Erected 1995 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCharity & Public WorkWomen. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 39° 57.678′ N, 75° 35.861′ W. Marker is in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on South Adams Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 South Adams Street, West Chester PA 19382, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Garden of Honor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic West Chester, Pennsylvania Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic American Structure
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(approx. ¼ mile away); David Townsend House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Dime Savings Bank (approx. 0.4 miles away); Turk’s Head Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Darlington (approx. 0.4 miles away); The First National Bank of West Chester (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Chester.
 
Star of the West, Tent No. Six Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
2. Star of the West, Tent No. Six Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,859 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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