Father of the Homestead Act, opening western lands to free settlement in 1862, Speaker of the House, 1861-63. Returned to Congress 1893-1903. Retired to his home, which stood on this site, until his death in 1907.
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
Location. 41° 39.08′ N, 75° 43.274′ W. Marker is in Nicholson, Pennsylvania, in Wyoming County. Marker is on Pennsylvania Route 92. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nicholson PA 18446, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tunkhannock Viaduct (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Tunkhannock Viaduct (approx. 3.6 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Hometown of Christy Mathewson (approx. 6.8 miles away); Christy Mathewson (approx. 7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 7 miles away); Harris Hall Bell Memorial (approx. 7 miles away); Soldiers Orphan School (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nicholson.
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Also see . . . Galusha Grow - Biographical Directory of the :United States Congress. (Submitted on October 7, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 3. submitted on September 19, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.