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Near Tionesta in Forest County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Howard Zahniser

(1906-1964)

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, September 3, 2012
1. Howard Zahniser Marker
Inscription. Conservationist and architect of National Wilderness Preservation System Act of 1964. Although he died four months before President Lyndon Johnson signed the bill, his efforts led to the preservation of over 100 million acres across the nation. Zahniser was born in Franklin, Pennsylvania, and Tionesta became his hometown. An advocate for preserving wilderness areas, he was executive director of The Wilderness Society and editor of its journal.
 
Erected 2001 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 31.113′ N, 79° 26.559′ W. Marker is near Tionesta, Pennsylvania, in Forest County. Marker is on U.S. 62 0.7 miles north of Pigeon Hill Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tionesta PA 16353, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Damascus (was approx. 0.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Forest County (approx. 1.7 miles away); Indian Paths (approx. 2 miles away); Hickory Town (approx. 3 miles away); Refugee Towns (approx. 3.3 miles away); Goschgoschink
Howard Zahniser Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 3, 2012
2. Howard Zahniser Marker
(approx. 4 miles away); Lawunakhannek (approx. 5.1 miles away); Pithole City (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tionesta.
 
Also see . . .
1. Howard Zahniser. Friends of Allegheny Wilderness (Submitted on January 25, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Howard Zahniser - Behind the Marker. Explore PA history.com (Submitted on July 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 410 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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