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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 walking distance of this marker. Chief Woapalanne (within shouting distance of this marker); John Wilcox (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frank Girardi (about 400 feet away); L.L. Stearns & Sons History (about 400 feet away); P.D. Mitchell (about 400 feet away); John H. Bower (about 400 feet away); Ron 'C.I.' Insinger (about 400 feet away); Kelly Mazzante (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
 
Also see . . .
1. Man of Grit: Dietrick Lamade and Sunday Grit
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.
. 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 381 times since then and 22 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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