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Blakeslee in Monroe County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Great Swamp

 
 
The Great Swamp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rick Bodenschatz, June 11, 2017
1. The Great Swamp Marker
Inscription. The local landscape was formed over 11,000 years ago by the retreating Wisconsin glacier. As the ice melted, it left behind massive boulders and rocks, known as “drift deposits”. This geological event created vast areas of swampy land that made up what is now Tobyhanna Township. Man’s development of the 1800’s has reclaimed much of the swamp, but many parts of it still exist as protected wetlands today.
 
Erected by Tobyhanna Township Supervisors.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tobyhanna Township, Pennsylvania History Tour marker series.
 
Location. 41° 6.874′ N, 75° 35.915′ W. Marker is in Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker is on Burger Road when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 266 Burger Road, Blakeslee PA 18610, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jacob Blakeslee, Jr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); The First Schoolhouse (approx. 1.3 miles away); Blakeslee United Methodist Church (approx. 1½ miles away); Easton and Wilkes-Barre Turnpike (approx. 1.8 miles away); Harrison Amusement Park
The Great Swamp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rick Bodenschatz, June 11, 2017
2. The Great Swamp Marker
(approx. 2.3 miles away); The Battle of Locust Ridge (approx. 2.6 miles away); Wagner's Tree Farm (approx. 3.8 miles away); Jay Gould (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blakeslee.
 
Also see . . .  The Great Swamp Dedication Site. (Submitted on June 27, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EnvironmentScience & MedicineWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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