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Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

American Institute of Mining Engineers

 
 
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By Carolyn Martienssen, May 16, 2016
1. American Institute of Mining Engineers Marker
Inscription.  Organization founded in 1871 by 22 mining professionals to promote safety, education and technology in mining. One of the first national engineering societies in the US, the institute and it's 150,000 + members honor the group's legacy by providing education and upholding professional values. The founding meeting of AIME, as well as that of the Pa. Anthracite Section of AIME were held here at the site of the former Wyoming Valley Hotel.
 
Erected 2016 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
 
Location. 41° 14.875′ N, 75° 53.057′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of South River St and N Market St and S River St, on the right when traveling east on South River St. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16 South River St, Wilkes Barre PA 18702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.
American Institute of Mining Engineers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carolyn Martienssen, May 16, 2016
2. American Institute of Mining Engineers Marker
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The Roberts Tower (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Birthplace of HBO (approx. 0.2 miles away); America's First Jazz Festival (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of the AIME (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Fine Arts Fiesta (approx. 0.2 miles away); Public Square Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Wilkes Barre 1778 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wilkes-Barre Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Also see . . .
1. American Institute of Mining Engineers Overview. (Submitted on June 19, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. MarkerQuest - American Institute of Mining Engineers. Information about the history of the organization, including the ceremony to mark its 150th anniversary. (Submitted on May 19, 2021, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
American Institute of Mining Engineers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carolyn Martienssen, May 16, 2016
3. American Institute of Mining Engineers Marker
American Institute of Mining Engineers Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 19, 2020
4. American Institute of Mining Engineers Marker
Market Street Bridge in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2016, by Carolyn Martienssen of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2016, by Carolyn Martienssen of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on June 19, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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