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Wellsboro in Tioga County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Nessmuk

 
 
Nessmuk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 4, 2011
1. Nessmuk Marker
Inscription. Nessmuk was the pen name of pioneer conservationist and woodsman George Washington Sears (1821-1890), a resident of Wellsboro. Noted chiefly as the author of first book on woodcraft, Sears was also a poet, adventurer, canoeist and outdoor writer.
 
Erected 1972 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 44.819′ N, 77° 18.15′ W. Marker is in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, in Tioga County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 660) and Charles Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. The marker is located on the northern edge of the Wellsboro village green. Marker is in this post office area: Wellsboro PA 16901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edwin A. VanValkenburg (here, next to this marker); Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); William A. Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Tioga County (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Wells Morris (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Bank
Wide view of the Nessmuk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 4, 2011
2. Wide view of the Nessmuk Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named William A. Stone (approx. 4.2 miles away); Pine Creek Path (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wellsboro.
 
Also see . . .  PennsylvaniaCenter for the Book: Sears, George Washington (Nessmuk). He is most famous for his accounts published in Forest and Stream Magazine of three Adirondack voyages he made in the 1860s in featherweight canoes weighing less than 20 pounds. He was a pioneer conservationist and the author of outdoor manuals Woodcraft and Camping. (Submitted on June 6, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
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The grave of George Washington Sears image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 4, 2011
3. The grave of George Washington Sears
Nessmuk is buried in the Wellsboro Cemetery
The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 4, 2011
4. The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania
A panoramic view of Pine Creek Gorge near where George Washington Sears wrote about nature and conservation. Today an overlook at the Leonard Harrison State Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 6, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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