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By Mike Wintermantel, May 2, 2016
First Pennsylvania Troopers Killed in the Line of Duty Marker
Pennsylvania (Jefferson County), Anita — First Pennsylvania Troopers Killed in the Line of Duty
On September 2, 1906, Privates John F. Henry and Francis A. Zehringer were killed in the line of duty as they attempted to arrest fugitive murderers barricaded in a nearby house. Three other troopers were wounded. Their sacrifice symbolizes the Pa. . . . — Map (db m94391) HM
Pennsylvania (Jefferson County), Brockway — Ross Leffler School of Conservation
Within State Game Lands 54 is the original site of the first academy in the nation devoted entirely to the training of Game Protectors, later known as Wildlife Conservation Officers. Established in 1932, it was an important component in the . . . — Map (db m76761) HM
Pennsylvania (Jefferson County), Brookville — Elijah Heath(1796-1875)
Outspoken abolitionist and judge, in 1835 Heath and others rescued two fugitive slaves, Charles Brown and William Parker. Heath, a Brookville resident, was sued by a Virginia slaveholder and fined for his actions. Undeterred, Heath continued his . . . — Map (db m42907) HM
Pennsylvania (Jefferson County), Brookville — Jefferson County
Formed March 26, 1804 out of Lycoming County and named for President Thomas Jefferson. Until 1806 attached to Westmoreland County, then to Indiana County until 1830. Noted for its coal and lumber industries. Brookville, county seat, was incorporated . . . — Map (db m42908) HM
Pennsylvania (Jefferson County), Brookville — Lewis Earle Sandt(1888-1913)
A pioneer aviator, Sandt was the first American to make an international flight, from Erie to Canada, in 1912. Like many early pilots, he died as a result of crash injuries a year later. His efforts helped spur popular interest in flight. He lived . . . — Map (db m42909) HM
Pennsylvania (Jefferson County), Corsica — Olean Road
This early road from Olean to Kittanning followed the Catawba Path, formerly used by Five Nations war parties attacking the Catawbas of South Carolina. Near here it crossed the Indian path from Venango (Franklin) to Chinklacamoose (Clearfield). — Map (db m42910) HM
Pennsylvania (Jefferson County), Punxsutawney — Charles J. Margiotti(1891-1956)
Prominent lawyer, business executive, and civic and political leader, Margiotti was appointed Pennsylvania Attorney General, 1935-1938, by Governor George Earle. He was among the first Italian Americans to hold such a post in the United States. He . . . — Map (db m49195) HM
Pennsylvania (Jefferson County), Punxsutawney — Great Shamokin Path
This major Indian path, connecting the Susquehanna and Allegheny rivers, paralleled the present highway at this point. Long used by Native Americans as a thoroughfare for hunting and trade, it was traveled by Delaware and Shawnee warriors during the . . . — Map (db m49196) HM
Pennsylvania (Jefferson County), Punxsutawney — Groundhog Day
As early as 1886, German immigrants here observed Groundhog Day and established the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club in 1899. According to folklore, if the hibernating groundhog—known as Punxsutawney Phil—leaves its burrow on February 2 and . . . — Map (db m39891) HM

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