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Forksville in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Harold "Red" Grange

(1903 - 1991)

 
 
Harold "Red" Grange Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 12, 2015
1. Harold "Red" Grange Marker
Inscription.  Legendary football player, nicknamed " The Galloping Ghost," born in Forksville. Member, College Football Hall of Fame . Career began at Wheaton (Ill.) High School; scored 75 touchdowns. Played 1923-25 for the University of Illinois; an All - American each year. Professional player, 1925-34, mainly with the Chicago Bears. Lived in Forksville to age five; his family had farmed & worked in lumber camps nearby.
 
Erected 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 41° 29.466′ N, 76° 36.062′ W. Marker is in Forksville, Pennsylvania, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Pennsylvania Route 154. The marker is near the intersection of PA 154 and PA 87. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Forksville PA 18616, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Woolen Factory (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 400 Acres: the Start of Forksville
Harold "Red" Grange Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 12, 2015
2. Harold "Red" Grange Marker
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(about 300 feet away); Forksville Covered Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hiram's Landing (approx. 5½ miles away); The Chaseway... (approx. 5½ miles away); Seth Thomas Clock (approx. 5.6 miles away); Eagles Mere Downtown Revitalization (approx. 5.6 miles away); Eagles Mere Chautauqua (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forksville.
 
Also see . . .  Red Grange - Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 30, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 1, 2022