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Dunnstown in Clinton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Great Island

 
 
The Great Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2013
1. The Great Island Marker
Inscription. Many Indian nations have occupied the Great Island in the river just south of here. Trails led from the Genesee, Ohio, Potomac, and Susquehanna North Branch. Delawares and Shawnees stopped here for a time on their migration west.
 
Erected 1949 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 41° 8.873′ N, 77° 24.661′ W. Marker was in Dunnstown, Pennsylvania, in Clinton County. Marker was on Woodward Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 150) 0.2 miles west of Fargus Island Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Lock Haven PA 17745, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Harmon Field (approx. 1.5 miles away); Lock Haven (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Susquehanna Greenway (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fort Reed Stockade (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lock Haven Flood Protection Project (approx. 1.8 miles away); Clinton County (approx. 1.8 miles away); American Hero (approx. 1.8 miles away); Clinton County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1. Marker
The Great Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2013
2. The Great Island Marker
Missing

As of about a month ago the marker sign is missing from this location. The blue pole is still there but the sign is gone, I think it was laying in the ditch next to it. I am guessing that one of the many snow plows that went by it knocked it down.
    — Submitted April 6, 2014, by Robert Woods of Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.

2. Missing marker retrieved
According to PHMC, the marker has been retrieved and is to be repaired/refurbished. Thank you for the information!
    — Submitted April 18, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 
Categories. Native AmericansWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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