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

Railroad Supplies The Area's Needs

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
1. Railroad Supplies The Area's Needs Marker
Inscription. The Allegheny Valley Railroad, later a branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, reached Emlenton in 1867. Local merchants soon availed themselves of the freight services bringing goods from all parts of the country. Daily merchandise trains brought food, equipment, and tools to the energetic little town. Passenger trains served visitors, shoppers, and commercial travelers, as well as high school students commuting from nearby settlements. Hotels had "sample rooms" devoted to the traveling salesman for displaying their wares.
 
Erected by Oil Heritage Region.
 
Location. 41° 10.627′ N, 79° 42.512′ W. Marker is in Emlenton, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street and 5th Street. Touch for map. 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. James Bennett - Premier Entrepeneur (a few steps from this marker); H.B. Mitchell - An Emlenton Success Story (a few steps from this marker); The Crawford Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Arthur W. Phillips - Physician / Humanitarian (within shouting
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
2. Railroad Supplies The Area's Needs Marker
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Pennsylvania Railroad Station, Emlenton, PA
distance of this marker); Emlenton At Leisure (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); West Main Street Development (about 400 feet away); Education - A Local Priority (about 400 feet away); The Emlenton Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emlenton.
 
Categories. EducationRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
3. Railroad Supplies The Area's Needs Marker
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Farmers lined up on Main Street in anticipation of the train bringing their long-awaited farm implements - Osborne Delivery, 1897

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Delivery of Osborne Implements, 1897
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
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Auction Day on Main Street in 1917

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D.M. Long, the "Big Carload Dealer," receives a shipment of Fordson tractors, 1922
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
5. Railroad Supplies The Area's Needs Marker
 
 
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 258 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 12, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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