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Moses Thompson

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 9, 2012
1. Moses Thompson Marker
Inscription. Partner in Centre Furnace with James Irvin and instrumental in the selection of the site for the establishment of Penn State on furnace company land. Thompson resided here at the mansion for 49 years and hosted many trustee meetings and college guests. He served as Penn State's Treasurer, 1867-74. He was the largest landowner in the county at the time of his death in 1891. Much of his land was eventually acquired by the university.
 
Erected by Penn State Alumni Association.
 
Location. 40° 48.376′ N, 77° 50.557′ W. Marker is in State College, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker can be reached from East College Avenue. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of the Centre County Historical Society. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 East College Avenue, State College, PA 16801, State College PA 16801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Centre Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Centre Furnace Mansion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Big Ten (approx. mile away); Champions for Equality (approx. mile away); The Creamery
Moses Thompson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 9, 2012
2. Moses Thompson Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Nittany Lion Shrine (approx. 1.1 miles away); First AG Degrees (approx. 1.1 miles away); Correspondence Courses (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in State College.
 
Also see . . .  Penn State Alumni Association. (Submitted on February 9, 2012, 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 February 9, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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