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Oakland in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Susquehanna River

Joseph Smith Property

 
 
The Susquehanna River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
1. The Susquehanna River Marker
Inscription. Cutting through this valley is the Great Bend of the Susquehanna River, one of the oldest rivers in the world. In the early 19th century, river boatmen navigated vessels laden with lumber and other goods to urban markets, such as Philadelphia. Settlers typically cleared the riverbanks, leaving open fields for grazing cattle and sheep.

Joseph and Emma Smithís property extended to the riverís midpoint. During the spring floods, the water level rose enough to cover the area just ahead of this marker. Hundreds of boats and rafts pass by in a single day.
 
Location. 41° 57.028′ N, 75° 38.32′ W. Marker is in Oakland, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Pennsylvania Route 171. Touch for map. This site is across the highway from the Aaronic Priesthood Restoration Site-Joseph Smith Property. Marker is in this post office area: Susquehanna PA 18847, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Go, and Be Baptized” (here, next to this marker); Joseph Smith (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mother Theresa Maxis Duchemin (approx. 2.3 miles away); Site of St. John's Church and Cemetery

The Susquehanna River Marker is the marker on the left image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
2. The Susquehanna River Marker is the marker on the left
(approx. 2.8 miles away); Starrucca Viaduct (approx. 2.9 miles away); Starrucca Viaduct - The Bridge of Stone (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Joseph Smith (approx. 5.4 miles away); "Lokies" boost coal production ... (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
The Historic Baptism site is near The Susquehanna River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
3. The Historic Baptism site is near The Susquehanna River Marker
The Priesthood Restoration site is near The Susquehanna River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
4. The Priesthood Restoration site is near The Susquehanna River Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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