Mont Alto in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
One early yearbook said of Conklin Hall: “No matter what the future, the days here will be the ones remembered when age brings quiet contemplation.”
Erected 1994 by Penn State University.
Location. 39° 50.48′ N, 77° 32.468′ W. Marker is in Mont Alto, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from Campus Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at Conklin Hall which is on the Penn State Mont Alto campus. Marker is in this post office area: Mont Alto PA 17237, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking Penn State Mont Alto Campus ( about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); George H. Wirt ( about 500 feet away); John Brown Raid ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain John E. Cook ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Ralph Elwood Brock ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mont Alto.
Regarding Conklin Hall. Legend has it that Mr. Conklin sat on a nail barrel while supervising the studentsí work. In those days the forestry students were on full scholarship from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. They were required to work half their time either in the forest nursery, fighting fires, or on other tasks.
Also see . . . Pen State Mont Alto Campus Map. (Submitted on May 12, 2007.)
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