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Tunkhannock in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Walter B. Tewksbury

(1876-1968)

 
 
Walter B. Tewksbury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 13, 2015
1. Walter B. Tewksbury Marker
Inscription. Winner of five medals in track & field, 1900 Olympic Games in Paris (two gold, two silver, one bronze). Co-holder, world record, 100 - meter dash, 1900. Member, National Track & Field Hall of Fame and Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. At the University of Pennsylvania, intercollegiate champion, 100 & 220- yard dashes, 1898 & 1899; graduated, D.D.S., 1899. Practiced dentistry, coached track & field, and was active in the Tunkhannock community.
 
Erected 2000 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 32.561′ N, 75° 57.319′ W. Marker is in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, in Wyoming County. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Ave and Maple Ave. on Pennsylvania Ave. Touch for map. The marker is on Tunkhannock Memorial Park at the field entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Tunkhannock PA 18657, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wyoming County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sullivan Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians, 1779 (approx. half a mile away); Sullivan's March (approx. half a mile away); Tunkhannock
Walter B. Tewksbury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 13, 2015
2. Walter B. Tewksbury Marker
(approx. half a mile away); West Falls North Disaster Urban Renewal Area (approx. 7.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.7 miles away); Hometown of Christy Mathewson (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tunkhannock.
 
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Walter B. Tewksbury Marker at the field entrance image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 13, 2015
3. Walter B. Tewksbury Marker at the field entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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