Sunbury in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
For Those Who Served
World War I in 1918, many of its cannon were sent to
the United States as war trophies.
This cannon was acquired by the City of Sunbury and Milton Jarret
Norman American Legion Post 201 and placed in
Cameron Park to honor Sunbury soldiers who fought
in "The Great War."
Restored in 2000, the cannon stands as a silent symbol of the
high cost of freedom.
77mm Field Gun (Fieldkanone) Model 16
Weight of Gun and Carriage: 3,108 lbs.
Muzzle Velocity: 1,968 feet per second
Maximum Elevation: 40 degrees
Location. 40° 51.71′ N, 76° 47.592′ W. Marker is in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, in Northumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and 3rd Street, in the median on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sunbury PA 17801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Northumberland Civil War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838) (a few steps from this marker); Sunbury War Memorials (a few steps from this marker); Northumberland County (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct The Hotel Edison (about 700 feet away); First Electric Light (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Maclay (approx. ¼ mile away); Danville-Pottsville R.R. (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunbury.
Categories. • War, World I •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.