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Carnegie Hero Fund Commission

 
 
Carnegie Hero Fund Commission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2011
1. Carnegie Hero Fund Commission Marker
Inscription. Established April 15, 1904, by Andrew Carnegie. The Pittsburgh-based foundation awards the Carnegie Medal in the United States and Canada to persons who risk their lives to save others. Heroic acts that followed the January 25, 1904, explosion in the nearby Harwick Mine inspired Carnegie, who also founded ten similar funds in Europe. Many of the explosion's 181 victims are buried in St. Mark's Cemetery just south of here.
 
Erected 1995 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 32.464′ N, 79° 47.44′ W. Marker is in Springdale, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Pittsburgh Street and Washington Street, on the right when traveling east on Pittsburgh Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springdale PA 15144, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rachel Carson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camp D. D. Gaillard (approx. 1.8 miles away); Eddie Adams (approx. 2.1 miles away); Stephanie Kwolek (approx. 2.1 miles away); Willie Thrower (approx. 2.5
Carnegie Hero Fund Commission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2011
2. Carnegie Hero Fund Commission Marker
miles away); Oakmont Carnegie Library (approx. 3 miles away); Fannie Sellins (approx. 3.3 miles away); Forbes Road (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Carnegie Hero Fund. (Submitted on May 22, 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 May 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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