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Wellsboro in Tioga County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Edwin A. VanValkenburg

(1869-1932)

 

— Humanitarian - Eminent in Civic Service - Editor and Publisher —

 
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By Mike Wintermantel, September 5, 2015
1. Edwin A. VanValkenburg Marker
Inscription.  This testimonial is dedicated by the North American survivors, colleagues of E.A. VanValkenburg during the quarter-century in which he directed the publication of the Philadelphia North American. As its editor he inspired and directed public opinion for the advancement of the civic, economic and legislative interests of the people of Pennsylvania and of the United States.

President Theodore Roosevelt characterized E.A. VanValkenburg as "The Most Useful American Citizen: a Great Editor, and a Great Patriot."

The North American survivors join with his fellow citizens of Tioga County in tribute to E.A. VanValkenburg for his devoted service to state and nation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt series list.
 
Location. 41° 44.821′ N, 77° 18.146′ W. Marker is in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, in Tioga County. Marker can be reached from Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 660) 0.1
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By Mike Wintermantel, September 5, 2015
2. Edwin A. VanValkenburg Marker
miles west of Central Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 287). Located in Wellsboro Park, the Green. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wellsboro PA 16901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nessmuk (here, next to this marker); Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (a few steps from this marker); William A. Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Tioga County (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Wells Morris (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named William A. Stone (approx. 4.2 miles away); Pine Creek Path (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wellsboro.
 
More about this marker. Marker is mounted to a large concrete stone.
 
Also see . . .  Edwin A Van Valkenburg at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on September 8, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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