Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Cresson in Cambria County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Robert E. Peary

 
 
Robert E. Peary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 17, 2012
1. Robert E. Peary Marker
Inscription. This monument was placed in honor of the Arctic explorer, discoverer of the North Pole April 6, 1909. Peary was born in Cresson, May 6, 1856, the family moving to Maine in 1859.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 27.616′ N, 78° 35.947′ W. Marker is in Cresson, Pennsylvania, in Cambria County. Marker is on Admiral Peary Highway (Pennsylvania Route 2014) 0.2 miles west of St. Joseph Street (Pennsylvania Route 1004), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cresson PA 16630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Admiral Peary Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Loretto (about 400 feet away); Portage Railroad (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cresson Tuberculosis Sanatorium (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lemon House (approx. 2.5 miles away); a different marker also named The Lemon House (approx. 2.5 miles away); Levels (approx. 2.5 miles away); Engine House No. 6 (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cresson.
 
Also see . . .  Robert Edwin Peary at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 17, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Robert E. Peary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 17, 2012
2. Robert E. Peary Marker

 
Categories. Exploration
 
Robert E. Peary image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
3. Robert E. Peary
Robert E. Peary Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 17, 2012
4. Robert E. Peary Statue
Located in Admiral Peary Park
Robert E. Peary Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 17, 2012
5. Robert E. Peary Statue
Robert E. Peary Statue Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 17, 2012
6. Robert E. Peary Statue Plaque
Robert Edwin Peary
Discoverer of the North Pole
Born 100 yards south of this point May 6, 1856
Died February 20, 1920 and buried in Arlington Cemetery.
Graduated from Bowdoin College 1877. entered the U.S. Navy 1881. Engineer in charge of Nicaragua Canal Survey 1887. First crossing of Greenland Ice Cap 1892. Discovery of northern coasts proved insularity of Greenland 1900. Attained new farthest north for western hemisphere in latitude 8417' 1902. Explored coast of Grantland attaining then farthest north in latitude 376' 1906. Discovered North Pole April 6, 1909. Retired from U.S. Navy as Rear Admiral 1911.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 17, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Paid Advertisement