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Corry in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Creation of the Pennsylvania Game Commission

 
 
Creation of the Pennsylvania Game Commission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 20, 2013
1. Creation of the Pennsylvania Game Commission Marker
Inscription. Concerned about declining wildlife populations caused by logging, development, and excessive hunting and trapping, Corry businessman H.A. Penrose assembled several influential men in Corry on Aug. 22, 1890, to form the Pennsylvania State Sportsmenís Association (PSSA). This organization promoted wildlife conservation and enforcement of game laws. Efforts of the PSSA led to the creation of the Board of Game Commissioners by Act 187 of 1895.
 
Erected 2008 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 55.51′ N, 79° 38.48′ W. Marker is in Corry, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of North Center Street (Pennsylvania Route 426) and East Smith Street, on the right when traveling north on North Center Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corry PA 16407, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joshua M. Merrill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oil Creek Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); Climax Locomotives (approx. 0.4 miles away); Corry State Fish Hatchery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Robert Houghwout Jackson
Creation of the Pennsylvania Game Commission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 20, 2013
2. Creation of the Pennsylvania Game Commission Marker
(approx. 7.5 miles away); Old State Line (approx. 10.1 miles away); Panama Rocks (approx. 12.9 miles away in New York); Colt's Station (approx. 16.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corry.
 
Also see . . .  Pennsylvania Game Commission. (Submitted on April 20, 2013, 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 April 20, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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