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Clarion County Pennsylvania Historical Markers

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By Mike Wintermantel, April 7, 2013
Fishbasket Indian Town Marker
Pennsylvania (Clarion County), Alcola — Fishbasket Indian Town
Near here, at the mouth of Town Run on Redbank Creek, a Shawnee village stood in the late 18th century. Called "Fishbasket" for these waters' immense schools of fish, it was at the junction of at least two major paths traveled by Native Americans: . . . — Map (db m64236) HM
Pennsylvania (Clarion County), Callensburg — Buchanan Furnace
A short distance northwest of here is the well-preserved cold blast furnace, named for James Buchanan. It was built in 1844; abandoned, 1858, due to lack of timber. At the time of its operation, the iron industry was very prosperous in Clarion . . . — Map (db m60100) HM
Pennsylvania (Clarion County), Clarion — Clarion County
Formed March 11, 1839 out of Armstrong and Venango counties. Named for the Clarion River. Early center of iron industry. Noted also for its coal resources and lumbering. The county seat, Clarion, was incorporated as a borough on April 6, 1841. — Map (db m42900) HM
Pennsylvania (Clarion County), Clarion — Clarion County Civil War Soldier's Monument
1896. In memory of the soldiers of Clarion County who served their country in its hour of peril, 1861 - 1865. — Map (db m148954) WM
Pennsylvania (Clarion County), Clarion — Helen Furnace
Just west of this point can be seen the well-preserved interior of cold blast furnace built in 1845. It was one of numerous iron furnaces operated in Clarion County from about 1829-1867. The County, then, was often referred to as "The Iron County." — Map (db m59077) HM
Pennsylvania (Clarion County), East Brady — In Memorium of Those Whose Died in the August 14, 1980 Flood
Elrick Custer Bertha Custer Jerry Potts Betty Kauffman Carol Ann Leges Hester Crissman ------- Wilson Robinson Betty Robinson Amy Robinson Dedicated August 18, 1985 — Map (db m92478) HM
Pennsylvania (Clarion County), Foxburg — Foxburg Golf Course
Oldest golf course in continuous use in the United States In 1887, land was made available to the newly formed Foxburg Golf Club by Joseph M. Fox, its first president. Course was enlarged from five to nine holes in 1888. The Foxburg Country Club . . . — Map (db m60101) HM
Pennsylvania (Clarion County), Perry — Rural Electrification
In 1936 seventy-five percent of Pennsylvania farms had no electric service. During the next five years, with Federal support, 14 consumer-owned cooperatives were formed in this State. Serving users in seven counties of western Pennsylvania, Central . . . — Map (db m64235) HM
Pennsylvania (Clarion County), Rimersburg — Brady's Bend
Named for Captain Samuel Brady (1756-1795), famed frontier scout and the subject of many legends. Near here in June 1779 -- in what was then Seneca territory -- he led a force seeking to redress the killing of a settler and her four children, and . . . — Map (db m47554) HM
Pennsylvania (Clarion County), Rimersburg — Donald R. Lobaugh MemorialWorld War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient — Veterans Killed in Action World War I and World War II —
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his country-Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient-World War II-Donald R. Lobaugh-Killed in Action in World War II.

Killed In Action World War I; Edgar C. Shearer • Fred J. . . . — Map (db m88664) WM

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