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Fredericksburg in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

James Lick

 
 
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By PaulwC3, December 5, 2014
1. James Lick Marker
Inscription.  The California financier and philanthropist, donor of the Lick Observatory, was born in Fredericksburg, Aug. 21, 1796. The Lick family monuments may be seen in the local cemetery.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.345′ N, 76° 25.849′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is at the intersection of William Penn Highway (U.S. 22) and Pine Grove Street, on the right when traveling west on William Penn Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2609 U.S. 22, Fredericksburg PA 17026, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Canal (approx. 4.2 miles away); Union Forge (approx. 4.3 miles away); Fort Swatara (approx. 4.7 miles away); Swatara Gap (approx. 5.4 miles away); Transportation Corps Unit Training Center (approx. 5.9 miles away); a different marker also named Union Canal (approx. 6 miles away); John Walter (approx. 6.4 miles away); Union Canal Tunnel (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
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Wide view of the James Lick Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, December 5, 2014
2. Wide view of the James Lick Marker

1. James Lick, Miser and Philanthropist | San Francisco History | Guidelines Newsletter. Miserly, selfish, reclusive, “touched in the head,” – but absolutely honest and an astute business-man. This is what James Lick’s contemporaries thought of the eccentric, disagreeable Gold Rush pioneer who, at the end of his long life, astonished them by using his millions to benefit his adopted state. (Submitted on January 3, 2015, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. The Lick Observatory Collections Project: The Life of James Lick. He was an honest, industrious man, of much common sense, though noted for many eccentricities and whims and in his later years, of irritable and thoroughly disagreeable temperament....His great and well merited fame rests on the final disposition of his millions, which after provision for his relatives, were devoted to various scientific, charitable, and educational enterprises for the benefit of the donor's adopted state. (Submitted on January 3, 2015, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
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James Lick image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
3. James Lick
from The Biographical Dictionary of America, 1906, by Rossiter Johnson.
The Lick Observatory image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
4. The Lick Observatory
from The Biographical Dictionary of America, 1906, by Rossiter Johnson.
Lick Monument (1876) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, December 5, 2014
5. Lick Monument (1876)
Cedar Hill Cemetery, located on the outskirts of Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania.
John Lick Vault image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, December 5, 2014
6. John Lick Vault
Cedar Hill Cemetery, located on the outskirts of Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2015, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2015, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on October 3, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5, 6. submitted on January 3, 2015, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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