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By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
David Wilmot Marker
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Bethany — David Wilmot
The author of the Wilmot Proviso of 1846 barring slavery from territory acquired in the Mexican War, was born in this house Jan. 20, 1814. He died at Towanda, March 16, 1868, after a notable career in the State and Nation. — Map (db m89371) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — 1829 Stourbridge Lion
Honesdale-Birthplace of America's Commercial Railroad — Map (db m89391) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — 9/11 Memorial — Lest We Ever Forget — World Trade Center Towers, The Pentagon, Shanksville PA

On a clear day, September 11, 2001 America suffered surprise attacks by foreign terrorists upon her homeland. At the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon outside Washington, and finally in a field near a village named Shanksville in . . . — Map (db m101307) HM WM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Christy Mathewson — To The Memory Of

Famous Pitcher of the New York Giants

who in 1898 and 1899 on the adjacent silk mill flats led the old Honesdale Eagles to many a victory and started a career which has been unexcelled in the annals of professional . . . — Map (db m116007) HM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Delaware & Hudson Canal
Terminus of the waterway uniting the Hudson and Delaware rivers. Built in 1825-28. A gravity railroad feeder reached to Carbondale. For 70 years the anthracite trade outlet for the region. — Map (db m89443) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Delaware & Hudson Gravity Railroad Coal Wagon

This coal wagon is a full sized replica of the wagon used on the D&H Gravity Railroad to transport anthracite coal from Carbondale to Honesdale from 1828 until 1898. The loaded wagons traveled a distance of 15.5 miles. The empty wagons . . . — Map (db m101629) HM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — 17 — F. M. Crane House
. . . — Map (db m101564) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — 4 — First Baptist Church
. . . — Map (db m101329) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Former Site of the Lincoln Elementary School — 1926 - 1996

[Title is text] — Map (db m116006) HM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Gibbons Memorial Park

Presented in the Year of 1955 to the People of Honesdale by Frances Haag Gibbons in memory of her husband Austin Flint Gibbons and his parents Dr. and Mrs. Peter S. Gibbons — Map (db m127209) HM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — 12 — Grace Episcopal Church
. . . — Map (db m101327) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Heroes of 1776-Residents of Wayne County
Wayne Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, dedicates this monument to the memory of the heroes of 1776, Residents of Wayne County.

Deliverance Adams, John Ainsley, Joseph Ainsley, John Andrews, Jonathan Arnold, Sarah Benjamin, Stephen . . . — Map (db m89390) WM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Honesdale
Named for Philip Hone, noted New York merchant-diarist, who pioneered in developing transportation and anthracite resources of the region. Laid out 1827 as head of D&H Canal. County seat since 1841. — Map (db m89385) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Jennie Brownscombe Birthplace — 1850 - 1936

Painter famous for "First Thanksgiving" Member, Wayne Chapter, DAR — Map (db m127218) HM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Lincoln Nomination
In May, 1859, Horace Greeley met with notable political leaders to create a boom to nominate Abraham Lincoln for President. The events that ensued at the Republican National Convention in Chicago paralleled the strategy planned at the parley held in . . . — Map (db m89442) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Ruth McGinnis — (1911-1974)

Women's Pocket Billiard Champion of the World (1932-40), the best US woman player for over 30 years, and inductee in Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame. Defeated Babe Didrikson Zaharias and toured with Willie Mosconi. She got her start . . . — Map (db m104076) HM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — 18 — Senator Kingsbury House
. . . — Map (db m101565) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Snubbing Post

from Hintze Lock Delaware and Hudson Canal

The speed of a boat entering the lock was controlled by giving a line a turn around this post — Map (db m101333) HM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Stourbridge Lion
A replica of the famous Stourbridge Lion, first locomotive run on rails in the U.S., 1829, is housed here. Beside it is the Eclipse, original passenger coach on the D & H Gravity Railroad. — Map (db m89386) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Stourbridge Lion
Here began the trial run of the first locomotive operated by steam on rails in the U.S., Aug. 8, 1829. The Lion was English-built for use on levels of the Gravity Railroad. It was piloted by Horatio Allen. — Map (db m89388) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — The Stourbridge Lion

Near this site on August 8th 1829 The Stourbridge Lion the first locomotive to run on rails in America made its trial trip on the railroad of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company with Horatio Allen as engineer

To . . . — Map (db m101332) HM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — The Tallman Bridge — Duty • Honor • Country

Dedicated 2011 in memory of Brigadier General Richard J. Tallman Born in Honesdale 1925 Killed in Action, Vietnam 1972

[Combat Infantry Badge, Third Award]

Graduate of Honesdale HS and the US Military Academy he led infantry . . . — Map (db m101331) HM WM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — War Memorial

For those who have given the supreme sacrifice in defense of our country

World War I • World War II Korea • Viet Nam

MIA POW — Map (db m101312) WM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Washington Irving and the "Irving Cliff" Hotel — The Irving Cliff

Author and editor Washington Irving was born in New York City on April 3, 1783. Irving achieved international fame for his fictional works, including the stories Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, as well as for his . . . — Map (db m127213) HM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Wayne County
Formed on March 21, 1798, from Northampton County. Named for Gen. Anthony Wayne. Site of test run of Stourbridge Lion, first locomotive in U.S. to run on a commercial track. Honesdale, county seat, incorporated 1831, was western terminus of D & H . . . — Map (db m89444) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Wayne County Civil War Monument
1869. This monument was erected by the Ladies Monumental Association of Wayne County, to the memory of our dead who fell, "That government of the people, by the people, and for the people, should not perish from the . . . — Map (db m89446) WM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Wayne County Walk of Honor — Gone, But Not Forgotten

[Pledge of Allegiance]

[Armed Services Emblems]

Wayne County Cemeteries [map]

[Panels listing veteran burial sites] — Map (db m101311) WM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Wayne County World War I Memorial

These tablets are dedicated by the Grateful Citizens of Wayne County Pennsylvania to their sons and daughters who, in a spirit of patriotism and devotion, served the United States and the Allies in the World War 1917-1918

Died in the . . . — Map (db m116008) WM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Wayne Memorial Hospital

Rededicated on the occasion of its 75th anniversary to those from Wayne and Pike Counties who gave their lives in service in wars and conflicts from World War I to the present

September 1995 — Map (db m116014) WM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — World War II Memorial — 1941 • Roll of Honor • 1945

In honor of the men and women of Wayne County, Pennsylvania who served their country in World War II and in memory of the following who made the supreme sacrifice

Forrest K. Ames • Joseph G. Andres • John W. Armstrong • . . . — Map (db m101309) WM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — 20 — Zenas Russell House
. . . — Map (db m101563) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Lakewood — Veterans Memorial

Dedicated in grateful tribute to the men and women of northern Wayne who served and to those who gave their lives in all of our countrys [sic] wars

[US Armed Forces emblems]

Stones of Honor - Voices of Veterans [memorial . . . — Map (db m122211) WM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Milanville — Cushetunk

The first Connecticut settlement on the upper Delaware was made here in 1755, under lead of Moses Thomas and Daniel Skinner, on lands called Cushetunk by the Indians. Settlement seized by Indians and Tories, 1778. — Map (db m121674) HM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Pleasant Mount — Jirah Mumford — 1792-1916
Erected in memory of Jirah Mumford and his descendants. He was one the first settlers in Wayne County Pennsylvania. It was also marks the place of his settlement in Belmont when he came from Connecticut on March 5, 1792 — Map (db m89366) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Pleasant Mount — Samuel Meredith
The first Treasurer of the U.S., 1789-1801, and Revolutionary patriot, spent the last years of his life at Pleasant Mount. Died here in 1817, on his estate, called Belmont — Map (db m89365) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Pleasant Mount — Samuel Meredith
This memorial is a tribute to the financier-patriot of the Revolution who was first Treasurer of the U.S., 1789-1801. George Clymer and Meredith were large landholders in this area. Meredith died at his estate, Belmont, in 1817. — Map (db m89369) HM WM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Pleasant Mount — Sarah Mary Benjamin
Revolutionary War heroine. At least 101 years old at her death in 1858, she lived here after 1822 and was known for her vivid recollections of the war. Sarah traveled with her husband's New York unit, 1780-1783, doing its sewing and washing and . . . — Map (db m89368) WM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Thornhurst — Jay Gould
The first business venture of the noted speculator and railroad manipulator was in this village, then called Gouldsboro. Here, 1856-61, he owned a large tannery with Zaddock Pratt. The tannery profits became the basis of his fortune. — Map (db m89663) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Waymart — Gravity Railroad Depot — Built 1857 — Delaware & Hudson Canal Company

1825-1863 Weigh-Mart site was Plane No. 7 on original gravity line Plane No. 12 & 18 after 1844 renovations. Coal was stockpiled here during winter months, weighed and transported to canal after thaw. Passenger service was initiated in . . . — Map (db m101562) HM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Waymart — War Memorial

This tablet is dedicated in memory of our dead of all wars.

[Markers naming American Wars from the Revolutionary War to Desert Storm] — Map (db m101548) WM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Waymart — Waymart Area Veterans Memorial

[Honor roll of veterans] — Map (db m101561) WM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), White Mills — As the Company Prospered, So Did the Community. — In Every Way, Christian Dorflinger Fostered and Encouraged a Spirit of Civic Pride Throughout... — The White Mills Community Trail

White Mills grew rapidly during the 1870s and 1880s. Houses were built, churches established, and businesses formed. Two streets defined the limits of the factory east of the Lackawaxen River — Elizabeth Street, named for the wife of . . . — Map (db m104080) HM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), White Mills — Dorflinger Glass Works
Founded in 1865 by Christian Dorflinger on this site. Glass was made and cut here until 1921. Noted for the quality of Flint Glass, Dorflinger supplied the White House with sets of tableware through a number of administrations. — Map (db m89456) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), White Mills — Dorflinger: America's Finest Glass... — ...Cut Crystal for Use in America's Finest Homes. — The White Mills Community Trail

How Glass Is Cut Once a glass "blank" was blown and annealed to room temperature, it went to the cutting department where skilled workers used cast iron and stone wheels to cut the desired pattern or design. Wooden and felt wheels and . . . — Map (db m104085) HM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), White Mills — From Alsace, France to White Mills... — ...The Dorflinger Families Left an Important Legacy — The White Mills Community Trail
Eugene A. Dorflinger Sr., Christian Dorflinger’s cousin who had also emigrated from Alsace, established a general store in White Mills in 1869. The family home was behind the store on Charles Street across from the St. Charles Hotel. Eugene’s . . . — Map (db m89494) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), White Mills — Skills Passed Down through Generations... — ...Together with Sand and Heat Produce Objects of Great Beauty — The White Mills Community Trail

The factory opened in 1865 as one building with a five-pot furnace. The large clay pots were made and cured in another structure nearby. The enterprise quickly grew, expanding down the hill toward the old plank road between Honesdale and . . . — Map (db m104098) HM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), White Mills — The Canal and the Rails Spark the Growth of White Mills... — ...Transporting Glass to Customers. — The White Mills Community Trail
Transportation was essential to the success of the Dorflinger glassmaking enterprise. With its location on the banks of the Delaware and Hudson Canal, White Mills was positioned to receive raw materials by canal boat. Finished goods could be sent . . . — Map (db m89490) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), White Mills — There Was More to White Mills than Glass — Men, Women, and Children Put Life into the Community. — The White Mills Community Trail

There was more to White Mills than glass and glassmaking. The people who lived here — im[m]igrants and their descendants — built an active, vital community. Devout worship and a love of country, entertainment, sports, education, . . . — Map (db m104100) HM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), White Mills — Watching Over Their Livelihood and Their Homes — The White Mills Community Trail
The earliest fire protection in White Mills was likely informal bucket brigades---neighbors pitching to help when needed. The Dorflinger Guards, a group dating back to the early days in Brooklyn, was a security force whose members probably provided . . . — Map (db m89458) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), White Mills — When Christian Dorflinger Melded His Art with History... — ...Glassblowing Became the Heart and Soul of White Mills — The White Mills Community Trail

At the heart of a glass factory is its furnace, where sand, potash, and lead oxide are melted at more than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit to produce glass. Skilled glassblowers and gaffers manipulate the hot glass to create forms both beautiful . . . — Map (db m104097) HM


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