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By Craig Swain, May 29, 2010
Blossburg Veterans Memorial
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Blossburg — Blossburg Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to Veterans of All U.S.A. Wars from Blossburg Pennsylvania — Map (db m33178) HM
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Blossburg — Coal Discovery
While acting as scouts for the Williamson Road party in 1792, Robert and Benjamin Patterson discovered coal at present-day Blossburg. The first drift to mine the coal was opened on Bear Creek by David Clemons about 1815. — Map (db m73097) HM
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Blossburg — Coal in Tioga County
This tablet commemorates the discovery of Coal in Tioga County in 1792 — Map (db m33179) HM
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Blossburg — William B. Wilson
Homestead of William B. Wilson First U.S. Secretary of Labor 1913 - 1921 Member of House of Representatives 1906 - 1912 — Map (db m33176) HM
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Liberty — Staff Sergeant Ryan Scott OstromSeptember 25, 1979 - August 9, 2005 — In Memory Of

United States Army Pennsylvania National Guard Killed in Action - Taqaddum Iraq Operation Iraqi Freedom 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Division Freedom Isn't Free

SSG Ryan S. Ostrom served with Company B-109th Infantry . . . — Map (db m91237) WM

Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Liberty — Veterans Memorial

World War One - The Great War Liberty Area Veterans [Died in Service] Emory H. Blackwell • Arthur M. Brion Clyde Skelly

Liberty's World War II Honor Roll [Died in Service] Charles M. Maneval • Gordon McCarthy Elmer . . . — Map (db m91227) WM

Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Liberty — Williamson Road
At Liberty was located a storage depot known as the Block House. It was built of logs, about 20x40 feet in size. Supplies were kept there and bread baked for the road builders, 1792-96. — Map (db m43219) HM
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Mansfield — Camp of the Pioneers
This tablet marks the camp of the pioneers constructing the Williamson Road. Weather conditions delaying the construction. Canoes were built and used from this camp to Apple Island 1792-93 Placed by Wellsboro Chapter Daughters of the American . . . — Map (db m14318) HM
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Mansfield — Corning & Blossburg Railroad
One of the early railroads in the Northeast was completed in 1840 from Corning, N.Y. to Blossburg. It was built by the Tioga Navigation Company to connect the Chemung Canal, and the Erie Railroad, with the local coal fields. — Map (db m14301) HM
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Mansfield — Mansfield Soldiers Orphan School
. . . — Map (db m14289) HM
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Mansfield — 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 the State. Tri-county Rural Electric Cooperative, serving much of . . . — Map (db m14288) HM
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Mansfield — Veterans Memorial

In commemoration of Mansfield's Sesquicentennial Celebration and as a tribute to the Mansfield alumni, students, faculty, staff and founders who have so honorably served our country as members of the Armed Services, this memorial is presented . . . — Map (db m120349) HM

Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Mansfield — Veterans MemorialAll Gave Some, Some Gave All

In Memoriam Veterans of All Wars

This park is dedicated to all Mansfield area veterans who have served their country with pride and honor, who by their sacrifice have preserved freedom for every citizen. This . . . — Map (db m120356) HM

Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Mansfield — Williamson Road
Here the road builders late in 1792 ended work. After facing starvation, they were rescued by canoes and supplies from Painted Post. Canoe Camp derived its name from the incident. — Map (db m14316) HM
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Mansfield — World War I MemorialOur Boys In Service Of Our Country — 1917 • 1919

Killed in Action Gerald N. Austin • Gordon Bailey • Sgt. John F. Cox

Croix de Guerre [sic on marker] Nurse Sylvene A. Nye

[Honor Roll of Veterans by community]

That government of the people, by the people, for the . . . — Map (db m120360) WM

Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Mansfield — World War Memorial1917 — The World War — 1918
These elm trees and this tablet were placed here by the Mansfield State Normal School, in honor of her five-hundred young men and young women, who, in the spirit of sacrifice and devotion, gave their services to their country.

In . . . — Map (db m120355) WM

Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Wellsboro — Blossburg Coal
From 1840-90, "Bloss" coal from the mines of the nearby region was widely known and used as smithing and steam coal. Tioga in those years was a leading county in bituminous coal production in the U.S. — Map (db m43215) HM
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Wellsboro — Civilian Conservation Corps
In March 1933, the federal government created the CCC to combat the massive unemployment of the Great Depression. Continuing until 1942, the CCC enrolled some three million youths nationwide. In Pennsylvania, 194,572 men were enrolled at 114 camps. . . . — Map (db m43209) HM
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Wellsboro — Edwin A. VanValkenburg(1869-1932) — Humanitarian - Eminent in Civic Service - Editor and Publisher
This testimonial is dedicated by the North American survivors, colleagues of E.A. VanValkenburg during the quarter-century in which he directed the publication of the Philadelphia North American. As its editor he inspired and directed public opinion . . . — Map (db m88334) HM
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Wellsboro — Mary Wells Morris — Statue
A founder of Wellsboro September 4, 1764 - November 6, 1819 — Map (db m88336) HM
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Wellsboro — Nessmuk
Nessmuk was the pen name of pioneer conservationist and woodsman George Washington Sears (1821-1890), a resident of Wellsboro. Noted chiefly as the author of first book on woodcraft, Sears was also a poet, adventurer, canoeist and outdoor writer. — Map (db m43180) HM
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Wellsboro — Nessmuk
The pen name of poet, woodsman, outdoor writer and pioneer conservationist George Washington Sears (1821-1890), a resident of Wellsboro, Pa. From near this spot he wrote the first prose and verse descriptions of the Pine Creek Gorge. — Map (db m43185) HM
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Wellsboro — Pine CreekGrand Canyon of Pennsylvania
The Indians called Pine Creek “Tiadaghton,” which meant river of pines. These now-gone pines brought drastic changes to Pine Creek.

Logging began in the 1800s. Before the logging, the thick soil held rainwater like a sponge. It . . . — Map (db m93076) HM

Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Wellsboro — Pine Creek GorgeColton Point State Park — West Rim
Explore Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon Imagine a vast sheet of ice, hundreds of feet thick, inching over the landscape like a giant bulldozer. Several such glaziers sculpted this landscape. As the last glacier receded north more than 10,000 years . . . — Map (db m90137) HM
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Wellsboro — Pine Creek Path
A Seneca trail from the Genesee to the Susquehanna at Jersey Shore, forked one mile south of here. One branch ran through the gorge of Pine Creek; the other crossed the hills, following Darling Run and Babb Creek back to Pine Creek at Blackwell. — Map (db m43211) HM
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Wellsboro — Soldiers and Sailors Memorial1861--1865
In memory of the Soldiers and Sailors of Tioga County who died that the nation might live. — Map (db m90043) WM
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Wellsboro — The First Bankcirca - 1864
Replica erected by the Tioga County Historical Society 1985 Wellsboro, Pennsylvania Benefactors Citizens and Northern Bank The Packer Foundation John Nicoll Estate Trustees Charles Balleine - Lowell Coolidge James Dunham - . . . — Map (db m88335) HM
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Wellsboro — Tioga County
Formed March 26, 1804 from Lycoming County. The name, derived from an Indian word meaning "the forks of a stream," honors the Tioga River. Wellsboro, the county seat, was laid out in 1806; incorporated 1830. On Pine Creek is Pennsylvania's Grand . . . — Map (db m43212) HM
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Wellsboro — United States Civilian Conservation CorpsColton State Park
Born at our nation’s lowest point, the CCC rebuilt a land and its people. We all owe thanks to the thousands of men who helped build Pennsylvania’s parks and reforest its hills.

Beginning late in 1929, the Great Depression was a desperate time . . . — Map (db m90048) HM

Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Wellsboro — William A. Stone
Governor of Pennsylvania 1899-1903, Congressman in 1891-1899; was born two and a half miles SW of here April 18, 1846. Graduate of Mansfield Normal. Began Law practice in Wellsboro, 1870. Moved to Pittsburgh, 1877. Died March 1, 1920. — Map (db m43149) HM
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Wellsboro — William A. Stone
Governor of Pennsylvania 1899-1903, Congressman in 1891-1899; was born two and a half miles SE of here April 18, 1846. Graduate of Mansfield Normal. Began Law practice in Wellsboro, 1870. Moved to Pittsburgh, 1877. Died March 1, 1920. — Map (db m43152) HM

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