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Williamsport in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dietrick Lamade

(1859-1938)

 
 
Dietrick Lamade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
1. Dietrick Lamade Marker
Inscription. German-born publisher of the Sunday Grit, for many years a national “family newspaper.” He founded it in 1882; this site was its home after 1889. He built Grit on a “good news” concept, an appeal to rural tastes, and a nationwide network of young carriers.
 
Erected 1996 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 14.376′ N, 77° 0.264′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker is at the intersection of West Third Street and William Street, on the left when traveling east on West Third Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsport PA 17701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lycoming County (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peter Herdic (approx. ¼ mile away); Julia C. Collins (approx. 0.4 miles away); W.D. Crooks & Sons Door Plant (approx. one mile away); Susquehanna Log Boom (approx. 1.3 miles away); Williamsport (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Williamsport (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Legacy of Little League (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
 
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Wide view of the Dietrick Lamade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
2. Wide view of the Dietrick Lamade Marker
The markers stands next to the one-time Grit Publishing Co. Headquarters.

1. Man of Grit: Dietrick Lamade and Sunday Grit. Sun-Gazette unveils new book, ‘Sunday Grit: A Newspaper Legacy’ (Submitted on June 18, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. As American as Mom, Apple Pie & Grit. When the first headline for Grit was set in 1882, it’s doubtful anyone could have envisioned the publication continuing into the 21st century. (Submitted on June 18, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

3. Dietrick Lamade - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

4. Dietrick Lamade at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on November 10, 2014, 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 June 18, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the front of Grit Publishing Co. Building • Can you help?
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