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

Nellie Bly

(1864-1922)

 
 
Nellie Bly Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 27, 2011
1. Nellie Bly Marker
Inscription. A crusading journalist on Pittsburgh and New York newspapers, she won fame for her daring exploits and her investigations of social ills. In 1889-90, Bly circled the globe in 72 days. She was born Elizabeth Cochran and lived here as a child.
 
Erected 1995 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 35.146′ N, 79° 33.822′ W. Marker is in Apollo, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Terrace Avenue 0 miles north of North Fifth Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Apollo PA 15613, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St Gertrude Roman Catholic Church (approx. one mile away); Vandergrift (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fort Hand (approx. 3.5 miles away); In Memory of Lieutenant Michael Schall, Sr. (approx. 8 miles away); In Honor of Nellie Bly (approx. 8 miles away); Cochran Mills Bridge (approx. 8.2 miles away); Saltsburg Canal Park (approx. 9 miles away); Saltsburg (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Nellie Bly - PBS American Experience. (Submitted on February 28, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Nellie Bly at FindAGrave.com
Nellie Bly Marker in front of her house image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 27, 2011
2. Nellie Bly Marker in front of her house
. (Submitted on March 6, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Nellie Bly - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 13, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Nellie Bly image. Click for full size.
By H.J. Meyers, circa 1890
3. Nellie Bly
Library of Congress Photograph
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,107 times since then and 119 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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