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Honesdale in Wayne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Stourbridge Lion

 
 
The Stourbridge Lion Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 6, 2017
1. The Stourbridge Lion Marker
Inscription.

Near this site
on August 8th 1829
The Stourbridge Lion
the first locomotive
to run on rails in America
made its trial trip
on the railroad of
the Delaware and Hudson
Canal Company
with Horatio Allen
as engineer

To commemorate that historic event
this monument was erected by
the Citizens of Honesdale, Pennsylvania
August 8th 1929


 
Erected 1929 by the Citizens of Honesdale.
 
Location. 41° 34.62′ N, 75° 15.467′ W. Marker is in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 6) and Park Street, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Riverfront Park, Honesdale PA 18431, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Snubbing Post (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Stourbridge Lion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tallman Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Heroes of 1776-Residents of Wayne County (within shouting distance of this marker); 1829 Stourbridge Lion
The Stourbridge Lion Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 6, 2017
2. The Stourbridge Lion Marker
Looking southeast
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church (about 300 feet away); Senator Kingsbury House (approx. mile away); Wayne County Walk of Honor (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Honesdale.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Stourbridge Lion. (Submitted on February 7, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Railroads America - The Stourbridge Lion and Tom Thumb. (Submitted on February 7, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Stourbridge Lion (Stourbridge, England). (Submitted on February 7, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. How America Got Off Its Horses and Got Moving!. (Submitted on February 7, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesRailroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 102 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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