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Galeton in Potter County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Galeton

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel
1. Historic Galeton Marker
Inscription.  Dynamic Community
In the early 1900s, a thriving lumber industry had transformed Galeton into the biggest city in Potter County. More than 30 trains stopped in Galeton each day, carrying people and goods across America. Shops, hotels, restaurants, and theaters crowded Main Street where you now stand, humming with activity.

By 1915, few merchantable trees remained, and Galeton's lumber boomtown days ended. The town turned to other industries to maintain its vitality, including manufacturing and tourism. Today, the forest remains a cornerstone of Galeton life for residents and visitors alike.

Walk Through History
Stop by one of our local businesses to pick up a self-guided tour brochure, showcasing more than 50 of Galeton's historic sites. Along the way, you'll visit such memorable buildings as the tannery general store (right). Built in the 1880s by the Gale family, the historic store remains a landmark local business. Galeton's history is still in the making-come take part in our vibrant community
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Historic Galeton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Historic Galeton Marker
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Main Street, Galeton, circa 1923
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Location. 41° 44.119′ N, 77° 38.711′ W. Marker is in Galeton, Pennsylvania, in Potter County. Marker is on Grand Army of the Republic Highway (U.S. 6) 0.1 miles west of Bridge Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Galeton PA 16922, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Built From The Forest (here, next to this marker); Pine Creek Gorge (approx. 9 miles away); United States Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 9 miles away); Pine Creek (approx. 10.2 miles away); Nessmuk (approx. 10.2 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 10.3 miles away); Ole Bull's Colony (approx. 10 miles away); David Zeisberger (approx. 13.8 miles away).
 
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Historic Galeton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
3. Historic Galeton Marker
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In 1925, US Route 6 became part of a fledgling interstate highway system. US Route 6 stretched from Cape Cod to Long Beach, California, one of America's first transcontinental highways.

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Built on West Street in the 1920s, the Band House (above) was moved to John J. Collins Memorial Park in 1972. The building hosted countless band concerts over the years and served as an aircraft spotting station during World War II.
Historic Galeton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
4. Historic Galeton Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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