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Danville in Montour County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Christopher Sholes

 
 
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By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
1. Christopher Sholes Marker
Inscription. Typewriter inventor, born at Mooresburg Feb. 14, 1819. Went to school and worked as a printer at Danville. Migrated to Wisconsin at the age of 20. His first writing machine patent was issued June 23, 1868.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 57.888′ N, 76° 37.132′ W. Marker is in Danville, Pennsylvania, in Montour County. Marker is on Northumberland Street (US 11). Touch for map. The marker is in front of the Danville Middle School. Marker is in this post office area: Danville PA 17821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Iron Rails (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery House (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The North Branch Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Montour County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Home of First Iron "T" Rail in America (approx. 0.3 miles away); Montour County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 6.5 miles away); Washingtonville Bridge (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
Also see . . .  Christopher Latham Sholes - Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 21, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Christopher Sholes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
2. Christopher Sholes Marker

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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