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Emlenton in Venango County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Crawford Family

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
1. The Crawford Family Marker
Inscription. Eben Crawford (1821-1897), was an iron foundry operator and early oil and gas producer. In 1926 sons, George (1861-1935) and Fred (1863-1933) organized Columbia Gas and Electric Corp., the world's largest integrated natural gas company, merging production, pipelines and distribution properties in several states. Cousin Harry Crawford (1867-1953), banker, producer and refiner, became first president of Quaker State Oil Refining.
 
Erected 2014 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 10.636′ N, 79° 42.541′ W. Marker is in Emlenton, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker is on 5th Street 0.1 miles west of 5th Street (Pennsylvania Route 38). Touch for map. Marker is located at Emlenton United Presbyterian Church, 508 Main Street. Marker is in this post office area: Emlenton PA 16373, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arthur W. Phillips - Physician / Humanitarian (within shouting distance of this marker); Railroad Supplies The Area's Needs (within shouting distance of this marker); H.B. Mitchell - An Emlenton Success Story (within shouting distance of this marker); Emlenton At Leisure
The Crawford Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
2. The Crawford Family Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); James Bennett - Premier Entrepeneur (within shouting distance of this marker); West Main Street Development (within shouting distance of this marker); Education - A Local Priority (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Emlenton Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emlenton.
 
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated on November 12, 2014
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The Crawford Family Marker Dedication image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
3. The Crawford Family Marker Dedication
Marker being unveiled by James Eben Crawford, great-great-grandson of Harry Crawford, along with John R. Phillips, Neil McElwee and Fred Powell
The Crawford Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
4. The Crawford Family Marker
Before its unveiling
The Crawford Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
5. The Crawford Family Marker
Immediately after its unveiling.
l to r:John R. Phillips, II (President & CEO, Oil Region Alliance), Neil McElwee (Historian and Author), Fred Powell (Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission), James Eben Crawford
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 12, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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