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By Mike Wintermantel, June 14, 2014
John B McCormick Marker
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Armagh — John B McCormick
Designed the first of the modern mixed-flow type of water turbine, thus making an important contribution to the American industry. Began his experiments in 1868on the water wheel of a sawmill at nearby Armagh. He died near Smicksburg in 1924. — Map (db m74401) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Blairsville — Blairsville Armory
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m49210) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Blairsville — Blairsville Veterans Memorial
In Memory of Our Veterans of All Wars — Map (db m49205) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Blairsville — Fugitive Slave Rescue
In April 1858 citizens of Blairsville rescued a fugitive slave, Newman from arrest by a US Marshall and Virginia slave hunters. Lewis Johnson, a local black abolitionist and conductor of the Underground Railroad, housed Newman. Indiana County was an . . . — Map (db m90118) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Blairsville — Site of Former Associate Reformed and United Presbyterian Churches
1st Church Erected - 1840 2nd Church Erected - 1878 3rd Church Erected - 1914 — Map (db m49203) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Cherry Tree — The Cherry Tree Monument
Historical importance began with the Indians as a way-station, known as Canoe Place, where water transportation ended and a woodland trail led westward to the Alleghenies. This event probably brought the first white man, a Frenchman, to this area. . . . — Map (db m65076) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Clymer — Dr. Robert Mitchell(1786-1863)
Outspoken opponent of slavery, Mitchell was widely known as an abolitionist. In September 1845, he harbored five fugitives from slavery on his property here. Following a raid by bounty hunters, two men escaped; three were returned to slavery. . . . — Map (db m40569) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Home — Edward Abbey
Author and defender of wilderness, most famous for his two books Desert Solitaire and The Monkey Wrench Gang. Born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, in 1927, Abbey grew up in and around the village of Home. Although he moved to the western United States in . . . — Map (db m49204) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Indiana — Absalom (Albert) Hazlett(1837-1860)
A staunch abolitionist, Hazlett became a lieutenant in John Brown’s provisional army and participated in the raid on Harper’s Ferry Arsenal in 1859. He was captured, tried, convicted, and hanged for his involvement following the failed Harper’s . . . — Map (db m40562) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Indiana — Indiana County
Formed March 30, 1803 from Westmoreland and Lycoming counties, and once densely forested. Its name memorializes the first inhabitants. County seat, Indiana, was laid out 1805 on land given by George Clymer, signer of the Declaration of Independence. — Map (db m40564) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Indiana — James Maitland Stewart(1908-1997)
Legendary American actor, born and raised in this town. During his long career from 1932-1991, Jimmy Stewart achieved fame on stage, screen, and TV. He won an Academy Award for his role in "The Philadelphia Story." Other films included "Mr. Smith . . . — Map (db m40565) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Indiana — Memorial Park
This site, one of the oldest and most historic in Indiana County, was initially surveyed in 1774 as part of the larger tract known as “Colforgie”. Conrad Rice, an early owner and inhabitant of the tract, deeded the park’s two acres to . . . — Map (db m78062) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Indiana — Moorhead's Fort
About 1781, Fergus Morehead, pioneer settler, built a fort near the buildings about 200 yards south, to protect his family and neighbors from hostile Indians. It was the first permanent settlement in this vicinity. — Map (db m40567) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Indiana — 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. Southwest Central Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation, serving . . . — Map (db m40568) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Indiana — The Rescue of Anthony Hollingsworth
On June 26, 1845, this 12 year-old fugitive slave was captured by slave hunters. Armed residents surrounded the hotel where he was held and demanded his release, defying federal law. Judge Thomas White freed him in the old courthouse on this site. — Map (db m40559) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Indiana — William H. Sylvis
American labor pioneer. Born in Indiana County, 1828. Founder, National Union of Iron Molders, 1859. President, National Labor Union, 1868-1869. Sylvis strove for unity among working men and women regardless of race or nationality. He died, "labor's . . . — Map (db m40561) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Marion Center — Linton Park(1826-1906)
Born and raised in Marion Center, Park is recognized as one of the most significant American folk painters. His realistic depictions of rural life, most notably “The Flax Scutching Bee” (1847), provide invaluable documentation of 19th . . . — Map (db m49201) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Plumville — John S. Fisher
Governor of Pennsylvania, 1927-1931, was born on a farm, 1 mile northeast of here, in 1867. He supported an extensive State building program, revised the State fiscal system, and promoted the conservation of natural resources. Died in 1940. — Map (db m49199) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Rossiter — Rossiter Strike Injunction
On April 1, 1927, 200,000 bituminous coal miners nationwide struck to protest wage reductions. In November, strikers in Rossiter were prohibited from assembling, marching, and hymn singing by a sweeping injunction issued by Indiana County Judge . . . — Map (db m49200) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Saltsburg — Saltsburg
First salt well in the vicinity was drilled, 1813-14. By the 1830's this area had become a leading United States salt producer. Important to its shipment was the Pennsylvania Canal's Western Division. The canal crossed here, 1829-1864, and was the . . . — Map (db m49208) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Saltsburg — Saltsburg Canal Park
Site of Pennsylvania main line canal 1829-1864 In Saltsburg were two boatyards, warehouses, lift lock number 8 and A turning basin. Salt was shipped from wells nearby. Passengers traveled on packet boats. One of these was owned and operated by . . . — Map (db m49211) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Saltsburg — The Rivers' Edge
On June 7, 1997, this park was dedicated to the memory of William I. Maxwell. His love for and commitment to the Saltsburg community, combined with his love for the river, make the Rivers' Edge park a fitting tribute that the community and its . . . — Map (db m49206) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Smicksburg — Fort Mahoning
This is a small re-creation of an 18th century log fort or blockhouse typical of this area. The building was erected in Smicksburg by Amish craftsmen using local logs and authentic saddle-notch construction and then moved to this site. Log buildings . . . — Map (db m49198) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Smicksburg — Riethmiller's Store
The store located on this corner was built by John A. Campbell in 1910. By the 1930's the store was owned by George and Sara Riethmiller. Like many other small town stores, it sold a little bit of everything from ice cream and fabric to gasoline. . . . — Map (db m79986) HM

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