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

Fairview Park

 
 
Fairview Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 19, 2017
1. Fairview Park Marker
Just after its unveiling
Inscription. Due to racial segregation into the mid-20th century, African Americans were excluded from many amusement parks and recreational facilities. Local Sunday School superintendents formed the Monongahela Valley Sunday School Assoc. and in 1945 purchased land here to create a park open to all blacks. It was the first and only black-owned amusement park in Pa. and has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places since 2011.
 
Erected 2017 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 24.367′ N, 79° 33.057′ W. Marker is near Delmont, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Old William Penn Highway 0.2 miles east of Rock Springs Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located just inside the gate from the parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Delmont PA 15626, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bushy Run (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pontiac's War (approx. 5.1 miles away); Hannastown (approx. 5.2 miles away); Welcome to Bushy Run Battlefield (approx. 5.2 miles away); Ambush
Fairview Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 19, 2017
2. Fairview Park Marker
Park is in the background on dedication day
(approx. 5.2 miles away); Bushy Run Battlefield (approx. 5.2 miles away); Forbes Road (approx. 6 miles away); Thomas F. Gallagher (approx. 6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated on August 19, 2017
 
Also see . . .
1. Fairview Park in Delmont gains national historic status. February 24, 2011 article published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Submitted on August 19, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Borne of segregation, Salem Twp.'s Fairview Park welcomes all. (Submitted on September 8, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsEntertainment
 
Fairview Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 19, 2017
3. Fairview Park Marker
Immediately after its unveiling, L to R:
Ernest Jackson, Past President
Anita Jackson-Lowe, President
Harvey Freeman, Past-President
Fairview Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 19, 2017
4. Fairview Park Marker
After the unveiling, with all the Board Members of the Fairview Park Association, past and present
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 159 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 19, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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