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

Delvin G. Miller

(1913-1996)

 
 
Delvin G. Miller Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 20, 2011
1. Delvin G. Miller Marker
Inscription. An excellent horseman and among the most influential names in harness racing, Miller won 2,442 races in 8 decades, including the Hambletonian and the Little Brown Jug. He bred and trained many champions, including Adios, a winning stallion with numerous champion offspring. Inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 1968, Miller promoted racing safety and technology. He founded The Meadows in 1963 to bring the sport to his southwestern Pennsylvania home.
 
Erected 2009 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 12.973′ N, 80° 12.106′ W. Marker is near Washington, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Racetrack Road and Entrance to Meadows Racetrack and Casino, on the right when traveling west on Racetrack Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington PA 15301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John McMillan (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Reverend John McMillan, D.D. (approx. 2.2 miles away); Washington (approx. 2.8 miles away); Richfol Shelter (approx. 2.9 miles away); 25 Ton G.E. Diesel-Electric Locomotive 89
Delvin G. Miller Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 20, 2011
2. Delvin G. Miller Marker
(approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Washington (approx. 3.1 miles away); Washington and Jefferson College (approx. 3.7 miles away); Gamma Chapter of Beta Theta Pi (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Meadows Racetrack and Casino. (Submitted on July 13, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame. (Submitted on July 13, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Delvin Glenn "Del" Miller at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Sports
 
Delvin Miller image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Urban Archives, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia
3. Delvin Miller
Preparing Meadow Maid to compete at the Little Brown Jug race for three-year-old pacers, July 9, 1959.
Delvin Miller balancing on a fence post image. Click for full size.
By Albert Miller, circa 1925
4. Delvin Miller balancing on a fence post
This photograph taken by Albert Miller shows his younger brother Delvin balancing on a fence post around 1925. Delvin Miller would follow in the footsteps of his grandfather and uncle and go on to become a nationally known breeder, trainer and driver of harness horses. This photograph is housed in the collection of the Meadowcroft Museum of Rural Life in Avella, PA. Courtesy: Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 644 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on April 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on April 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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