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Aaronsburg in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Aaronsburg Story

 
 
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By Don Morfe, November 9, 2015
1. The Aaronsburg Story Marker
Inscription. Aaron Levy, a Jewish immigrant who founded this village in 1786, donated ground for Lutheran and Reformed congregations here and presented them with a pewter communion set. In remembrance of his generosity, 30,000 people gathered in Aaronsburg on October 23, 1949, for a day-long celebration of religious and racial understanding. It included a huge outdoor pageant on a natural stage just north of this site.
 
Erected 1997 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 54.047′ N, 77° 26.663′ W. Marker is in Aaronsburg, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on East Aaron Square (PA 45). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aaronsburg PA 16820, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel H. Hastings (approx. 13.3 miles away); Great Shamokin Path (approx. 14.3 miles away).
 
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The Aaronsburg Story Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 9, 2015
2. The Aaronsburg Story Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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