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By Don Morfe, October 11, 2015
Christopher Sholes Marker
Pennsylvania (Montour County), Danville — Christopher Sholes
Typewriter inventor, born at Mooresburg Feb. 14, 1819. Went to school and worked as a printer at Danville. Migrated to Wisconsin at the age of 20. His first writing machine patent was issued June 23, 1868. — Map (db m89756) HM
Pennsylvania (Montour County), Danville — First Iron Rails
The first rolling mill built to make the iron T railroad rails was nearby. T rails were first rolled Oct. 8, 1845. The first 30 foot rails made on order in the U.S. were rolled here in 1859 for the Sunbury and Erie railroad. — Map (db m89757) HM
Pennsylvania (Montour County), Danville — Home of First Iron "T" Rail in America
Mine car typical of those used in the iron ore mines beneath Montour Ridge in Montour County. Iron ore was mined for approximately fifty years in the townships of Liberty, Valley, Mahoning, West Hemlock and Cooper. Skilled Welsh miners opened the . . . — Map (db m89801) HM
Pennsylvania (Montour County), Danville — Montgomery House
Built in 1792 as the residence of General William Montgomery, pioneer settler and father of the founder of Danville. The house is now occupied by the Montour County Historical Society. — Map (db m89758) HM WM
Pennsylvania (Montour County), Danville — Montour County
Formed May 2, 1850 from Columbia County. Named for the Indian woman leader, Madame Montour. Site of the first manufacture of iron T rails for railroads. Inventor of typewriter, Christopher Sholes, born here. County seat, Danville, was incorporated . . . — Map (db m89800) HM
Pennsylvania (Montour County), Danville — Montour County Courthouse

This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m91020) HM

Pennsylvania (Montour County), Danville — The North Branch CanalPennsylvania Canal Network
In 1826 Daniel Montgomery, for whom the town of Danville was named, was elected president of the Board of Canal Commissioners. The North Branch Canal was surveyed in 1826-27 with construction of the canal between Northumberland and Nanticoke . . . — Map (db m89804) HM
Pennsylvania (Montour County), Mooresburg — Christopher Sholes
Typewriter inventor, born near here Feb. 14, 1819. Went to school and worked as a printer at Danville. Migrated to Wisconsin at the age of 20. His first writing machine patent was issued June 23, 1868. — Map (db m124006) HM
Pennsylvania (Montour County), Mooresburg — Mooresburg Schoolhouse
This Property has been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m124057) HM
Pennsylvania (Montour County), Washingtonville — Washingtonville Bridge
A pin connected Pratt Pony Truss Bridge spanned the Chillisquaque Creek at this site from 1887-1987. The 73 foot span truss was constructed by the engineering firm of Dean and Westbrook of New York City. The patented tubular section Phoenix Column . . . — Map (db m89848) HM

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