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College Misericordia

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2017
1. College Misericordia Marker
Inscription. The Sisters of Mercy established Luzerne County's first four-year institution of higher learning on nearly 100 acres of land on this site, purchased on behalf of the Sisters in 1914.

On August 14, 1924, 2,500 people witnessed the dedication of College Misericordia. On Mercy Day, September 24, 1924, thirty-seven students began their collegiate studies sharing the Sister's motto Mulier Fortis or Valiant Woman.

College Misericordia was founded as, and continues to be, a broad-based college offering superior education to those of all faiths. It is still located on the original grounds, but has expanded to 120 acres.
 
Erected by Misericordia University.
 
Location. 41° 20.531′ N, 75° 58.161′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on Lake Street (County Route 1047), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is just west of the main university entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Lake Street, Dallas PA 18612, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harvey's Lake (approx. 3.1 miles away); Denison House (approx. 6.3 miles away); Forty Fort

College Misericordia Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2017
2. College Misericordia Marker
Looking east along Lake Street toward campus entrance (under repair)
(approx. 6.4 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); James Bird (approx. 6.4 miles away); Forty Fort Meeting House (approx. 6.4 miles away); Wyoming Seminary Presidents' Lost Graves Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); Forty Fort Cemetery Lost Graves Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Misericordia University. (Submitted on September 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Sisters of Mercy. (Submitted on September 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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College Misericordia image. Click for full size.
Postcard by Albertype, circa 1930
3. College Misericordia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on September 18, 2017.
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