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Historical Markers in Cameron County, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Cameron County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Cameron County, PA (10) Clearfield County, PA (65) Clinton County, PA (23) Elk County, PA (7) McKean County, PA (38) Potter County, PA (30)  CameronCounty(10) Cameron County (10)  ClearfieldCounty(65) Clearfield County (65)  ClintonCounty(23) Clinton County (23)  ElkCounty(7) Elk County (7)  McKeanCounty(38) McKean County (38)  PotterCounty(30) Potter County (30)
Adjacent to Cameron County, Pennsylvania
    Clearfield County (65)
    Clinton County (23)
    Elk County (7)
    McKean County (38)
    Potter County (30)
 
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1Pennsylvania (Cameron County), Driftwood — "The Bucktails"
Famed Civil War volunteers departed from this point for Harrisburg, April 1861, where they were mustered into State service. A monument, erected in their honor, is just south of here. This highway and a State park are named for the Bucktails.Map (db m42898) HM
2Pennsylvania (Cameron County), Driftwood — Bucktails Monument
(Front):This Monument at the instance of the people of Cameron County was erected by The State of Pennsylvania on April 27, 1908 Colonel Edward A. Irvin Corporal Firmin F. Kirk Sergeant William H. Raugh commissioners (Side): From . . . Map (db m40048) HM
3Pennsylvania (Cameron County), Driftwood — Sinnemahoning Path
One of the earliest Indian paths through the Allegheny Mts. followed this valley. It connected the Upper Allegheny River with the Susquehanna. In 17th century the Senecas used it in war against the Susquehannocks.Map (db m88279) HM
4Pennsylvania (Cameron County), Driftwood — Tom Mix
The famous cowboy star of cinema and circus was born here, January 6, 1880. A soldier during the Spanish- American War, he won renown for his "wild west" roles in hundreds of motion pictures - both silent and sound - between 1910 and 1935. Tom Mix . . . Map (db m76762) HM
5Pennsylvania (Cameron County), Emporium — Allegheny Portage
The 23-mile crossing from Susquehanna West Branch to the Allegheny River began at a "canoe place" near this point. Indians and pioneers went north to Portage Creek, and at present Port Alleghany resumed travel by canoe.Map (db m65623) HM
6Pennsylvania (Cameron County), Emporium — Cameron County
Formed March 29, 1860 from Clinton, McKean, Potter and Elk counties. Named for Sen. Simon Cameron. County seat, Emporium, was incorporated 1864. Lumbering was of early importance, and flagstone at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was later quarried here.Map (db m65621) HM
7Pennsylvania (Cameron County), Emporium — Railroads
Emporium grew with the advent of the railroads. The Pennsylvania Rail Road was completed to Emporium on October 20, 1863 and opened the entire length by 1864. The Buffalo, New York and Philadelphia Railroad was completed to Emporium on December 23, . . . Map (db m158128) HM
8Pennsylvania (Cameron County), Emporium — Sinnemahoning Path
An Indian path ran up the valley of the Sinnemahoning Creek to Canoe Place, now Emporium Junction, and on to the Seneca villages at the Big Bend of the Allegheny. Early settlers in Clinton, McKean, Cameron, and Potter Counties used this path.Map (db m65622) HM
9Pennsylvania (Cameron County), Emporium — Sylvania Electric Products
During WWII, produced critical electrical components including vacuum tubes for proximity fuzes, a key military device that improved the precision of artillery shells. Founded in 1907, the workforce was composed of primarily women, prompting . . . Map (db m174332) HM
10Pennsylvania (Cameron County), Sinnemahoning — Pepper Hill Fire of 1938
Seven teenage Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees and a forestry foreman lost their lives attempting to extinguish a 134-acre wildfire here. The crew had insufficient experience and training and were exhausted from fighting a previous fire. The . . . Map (db m99936) HM
 
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