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Latrobe in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fred McFeely Rogers

(1928-2003)

 
 
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Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, June 25, 2016
1. Fred McFeely Rogers Marker
Inscription.  Born and raised in Latrobe, Mister Rogers was the creator, composer, host, and puppeteer of the award-winning TV program Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1968-2001). The program, produced at WQED in Pittsburgh, emphasized kindness, compassion, and learning. An ordained minister, Fred Rogers received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his outstanding approach to children’s media and his legacy of nurturing and inspiring generations of children.
 
Erected 2016 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 18.96′ N, 79° 23.116′ W. Marker is in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 981) 0.1 miles east of Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in Latrobe Fountain Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Latrobe PA 15650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
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2. Fred McFeely Rogers
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marker. Reflections of Latrobe History (within shouting distance of this marker); The Banana Split (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania Railroad (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Findley (about 600 feet away); Dainty Pastry Shoppe (about 800 feet away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Ward School and Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Latrobe.
 
Also see . . .  Fred Rogers Center. (Submitted on June 25, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Fred McFeely Rogers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, June 25, 2016
3. Fred McFeely Rogers Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 752 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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May. 26, 2022