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Elk County Pennsylvania Historical Markers

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By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2011
Elk County Marker
Pennsylvania (Elk County), Ridgway — Elk County
Formed April 18, 1843 from parts of McKean, Clearfield and Jefferson counties. Named for the large elk herd that roamed the area. First State Game Lands established in Pennsylvania, in 1920, are here. The county seat, Ridgway, was settled in 1824. — Map (db m42903) HM
Pennsylvania (Elk County), St. Marys — St. Marys
Founded, 1842, as Marienstadt, by the German-American Catholic Brotherhood, St. Marys was a haven from persecution. It was aided by the Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore merchants, and Ludwig I, King of Bavaria. — Map (db m42906) HM
Pennsylvania (Elk County), St. Mary's — Decker's Chapel
Michael Decker built this chapel in 1856 fulfilling his promise to God after being healed from injuries he sustained after falling from a tree in his apple orchard. — Map (db m109012) HM
Pennsylvania (Elk County), Wilcox — First State Game Lands
A tract of 6288 acres lying north and east of here was the first purchase of State Game Lands by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The purchase was made in 1920 with funds obtained from hunting license fees. — Map (db m42905) HM

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May. 26, 2020