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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wayne County, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Wayne County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Wayne County, PA (92) Lackawanna County, PA (335) Monroe County, PA (124) Pike County, PA (126) Susquehanna County, PA (47) Broome County, NY (101) Delaware County, NY (302) Sullivan County, NY (160)  WayneCounty(92) Wayne County (92)  LackawannaCounty(335) Lackawanna County (335)  MonroeCounty(124) Monroe County (124)  PikeCounty(126) Pike County (126)  SusquehannaCounty(47) Susquehanna County (47)  BroomeCountyNew York(101) Broome County (101)  DelawareCounty(302) Delaware County (302)  SullivanCounty(160) Sullivan County (160)
Honesdale is the county seat for Wayne County
Adjacent to Wayne County, Pennsylvania
      Lackawanna County (335)  
      Monroe County (124)  
      Pike County (126)  
      Susquehanna County (47)  
      Broome County, New York (101)  
      Delaware County, New York (302)  
      Sullivan County, New York (160)  
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1 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Aldenville — Veterans Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to all Veterans who gave their lives and to those who proudly served our great nation. [Armed Services Emblems] Dedicated Nov. 11, 2014Map (db m163639) WM
2 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
3 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Damascus — The First Baptist Church of Damascus, PA — Chartered: August 26th, 1821 — Church Built: 1832 —
National Register of Historical Places "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved." Acts 16:31Map (db m222374) HM
4 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Damascus — Veterans Memorial
[Great Seal of the United States] Honoring All Who Served Duty-Honor Country [Armed Services Emblems]Map (db m222301) WM
5 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Dyberry Township — "A Bulwark of Protection"
Excerpts from the address delivered by General Lyman L. Lemnitzer, Army Chief of Staff, at the dedication of the Dyberry Dam on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1959: Today, as always, it is a very genuine pleasure to be in Wayne County and see my . . . Map (db m222422) HM
6 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Dyberry Township — General Edgar Jadwin Dam & Reservoir
The General Edgar Jadwin Dam project is part of an integrated reservoir flood risk management system with the Prompton Lake project. Both are managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District. Jadwin Dam is located on . . . Map (db m222385) HM
7 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Gouldsboro — Veterans Memorial
In honor of All American Veterans This memorial honors all American veterans who, although separated by generations, shared a common undeniable goal — to valiantly protect our country's freedoms. The memories of these American . . . Map (db m161051) WM
8 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Gouldsboro — Veterans Memorial
American Legion Post 274 and The Citizens of Lehigh Township We dedicate this monument in honor of the brave men and women of the Armed Forces, who so valiantly defended and continue to defend the Constitution of the United States of . . . Map (db m161055) WM
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9 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Gouldsboro — War Memorial
Erected by Teddie L. Kerling in memory of her father, mother, husband, and uncle, Sylvester A. Adams, Co. A 137th Reg. Pa. Vol. Cornelia M. Adams George A. Kerling, M.D. Rollin W. Balcom, 93rd. N.Y. Inf. and the following soldiers . . . Map (db m161043) WM
10 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Gouldsboro — World War Memorial — 1917 • 1919
Erected in honor of Those of Gouldsboro and Vicinity who served in the Army or Navy of the United States of America during the World War These Made The Supreme Sacrifice George Sebring • Joseph Wall [Veterans] Otto . . . Map (db m161045) WM
11 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Hamlin — Veterans Memorial
In Memory of Veterans who died that we might liveMap (db m164175) WM
12 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Hawley — Hawley School Bell
From 1879 to 1964 this bell called the children to classes at the Hawley School. Restored bell and relocated belfry dedicated October 31, 1982.Map (db m164219) HM
13 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Hawley — Hawley's Historic Downtown
Downtown Hawley's business section lies primarily along Main Avenue and the portion of Church Street from Main to the corner of Bishop Avenue. The Pennsylvania Coal Company laid out the streets in this section in the 1840s and 1850s. The . . . Map (db m164177) HM
14 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Hawley — History of Hawley
In the late 18th century, pioneers moving west through the woodlands of Northeastern Pennsylvania found a place where three streams converged. They settled here and built a sawmill, eventually rafting lumber down the Lackawaxen and Delaware Rivers . . . Map (db m89518) HM
15 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — "Winter Wonderland"
Lyricist Richard "Dick" Smith (1901-1935) wrote the song "Winter Wonderland" in 1934 while being treated for tuberculosis in Scranton. Recorded by dozens of popular singers, it became one of the most memorable and beloved songs of the holiday . . . Map (db m189204) HM
16 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — 1829 Stourbridge Lion
Honesdale-Birthplace of America's Commercial RailroadMap (db m89391) HM
17 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
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18 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Birth Place of Richard "Dick" Smith — P. P. Brown House — Wayne County PA Heritage Site —
Composer of the Christmas Song "Winter Wonderland" —————————— Official Honesdale Historic Site #21 Recognized by Resolution of the Honesdale Borough Council, July 13, 1981. This plaque presented in appreciaton of the role this . . . Map (db m157582) HM
19 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Christy Mathewson — To The Memory Of
. . . Map (db m116007) HM
20 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
21 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 travelled a . . . Map (db m101629) HM
22 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — 17 — F. M. Crane House
. . . Map (db m101564) HM
23 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — 4 — First Baptist Church
. . . Map (db m101329) HM
24 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Former Site of the Lincoln Elementary School — 1926 - 1996
[Title is text]Map (db m116006) HM
25 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — General Lyman L. Lemnitzer — 1899 - 1988
Cadet, USMA West Point, 1918-1920 CG 34th Anti-Aircraft Bde, 1942-1943 Deputy Chief of Staff, 15th Allied Army, 1943-1944 Commander in Chief United Nations and Far East Commands, 1955-1957 Chairman Joint [sic] Chiefs, 1960-1962 Supreme . . . Map (db m163630) HM WM
26 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. GibbonsMap (db m127209) HM
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27 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — 12 — Grace Episcopal Church
. . . Map (db m101327) HM
28 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
29 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Historic Honesdale
D&H Canal Company Incorporated 1823 —————— The Stourbridge Lion Trial Run August 1829 Eight . . . Map (db m157571) HM
30 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
31 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Jennie Brownscombe Birthplace — 1850 - 1936
Painter famous for "First Thanksgiving" Member, Wayne Chapter, DARMap (db m127218) HM
32 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Lackawaxen River
The Lackawaxen River is a 31.3-mile-long tributary of the Delaware River in northeastern Pennsylvania. Lackawaxen is a Native American name. In Lenape it means "swift waters." The Lenape inhabited eastern PA, New Jersey, Delaware, and . . . Map (db m153010) HM
33 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Lackawaxen River
The Lackawaxen River is a 31.3-mile-long tributary of the Delaware River in northeastern Pennsylvania. Lackawaxen is a Native American name. In Lenape it means "swift waters." The Lenape inhabited eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, . . . Map (db m163628) HM
34 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
35 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Rev. James Maloney and Early Settlers of Saint John's Church
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36 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 at . . . Map (db m104076) HM
37 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Saint Mary Magdalen Parish Cemetery Children's Memorial
. . . Map (db m128842) HM
38 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Saint Padre Pio
Born in Pietrelcina.............. May 25, 1887 Called to Heaven............September 23, 1968 Canonized by Pope John Paul II...June 16, 2002 Prayer for St. Padre Pio's Intercession O Lord our God, You gave St. Padre Pio the great privilege . . . Map (db m157577) HM
39 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — 18 — Senator Kingsbury House
. . . Map (db m101565) HM
40 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Site of Original St. John the Evangelist Church and Cemetery
St. John the Evangelist Parish Site of the Original Church 1842 and Parish Cemetery (1842-1869) May they Rest in Peace, AmenMap (db m163631) HM
41 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 postMap (db m101333) HM
42 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
43 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
44 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
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45 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 soldiers in . . . Map (db m101331) HM WM
46 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Veterans Memorial — Memorial Day — May 25, 2020 —
On the occasion of its centennial, Wayne Memorial Hospital is rededicated to all who served their country in the United States Armed Forces. The foundation of this hospital was built upon the commitment of these veterans to freedom and . . . Map (db m157634) WM
47 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Veterans Park — We Veterans Remember
In gratitude to all USA Veterans for our freedom In memory of Sgt. Bernard G. Southerton, US Army WWII - POW, Four Bronze Stars, Purple Heart, from the Lau nieces and nephews. ————————————————————— I am a soldier from one of the . . . Map (db m222288) WM
48 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 POWMap (db m101312) WM
49 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
50 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
51 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
52 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Wayne County Walk of Honor — Gone, But Not Forgotten — Originating from Wayne County Business & Professional Women —
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands; one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. [Armed Services Emblems] Wayne County Cemeteries [map] [Panels . . . Map (db m101311) WM
53 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
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54 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 1995Map (db m116014) WM
55 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — Wilbur W. Pohle 5th Street Bridge
To honor the outstanding public service of Wilbur W. Pohle 1925 - 1992 Member of Honesdale Borough Council for thirty-one years; Council President for twenty yearsMap (db m163636) HM
56 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 • Michael . . . Map (db m101309) WM
57 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Honesdale — 20 — Zenas Russell House
. . . Map (db m101563) HM
58 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Lake Ariel — Coachman’s Cottage / The Spring House — Early Environmentalism
Coachman’s Cottage When early visitors came to Lacawac they journeyed here by horse and wagon from the train station in Lake Ariel. A local farmer was employed as the “Coachman” to meet, pick-up and later return family members to the . . . Map (db m144749) HM
59 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Lake Ariel — Connell Park
The first of the “Second Homes” in the Wallenpaupack basin, this estate complex of eight buildings – Connell Park – was built in 1903 by coal baron William Connell. In 1912 Col. W.A. Watres acquired the property as part of . . . Map (db m144421) HM
60 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Lake Ariel — Lake Lacawac
Lake Lacawac has been classified a Registered National Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in illustrating the natural history of the United States U.S. . . . Map (db m144861) HM
61 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Lake Ariel — Louis Arthur Watres — Founder of Lacawac Sanctuary
Arthur Watres (1922-2014) was a pioneering environmentalist who spent his life working for the preservation of open spaces, education of the public about nature, and research into how ecological systems work. In the 1940s and 50s, Arthur and his . . . Map (db m144307) HM
62 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Lake Ariel — The Deagan Chimes
The chimes, now standing outside the Carriage House, were originally part of Col. Louis Watres’ estate Pen-y-Byrn in Scranton. Of the 483 chime sets manufactured by the Deagan Chime Factory, only six sets were produced for non-commercial use. Other . . . Map (db m144455) HM
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63 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Lake Ariel — The Ice House / The Woodshed
The Ice House Built in 1903, this building is named for its original function on the estate – storing ice year-round. Large chunks of ice were cut from lake Lacawac and stored in a giant stack inside this building. The lodge is equipped . . . Map (db m144600) HM
64 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Lake Ariel — The Lacawac Sanctuary
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m144252) HM
65 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Lake Ariel — Watres Lodge / The Boat House
Watres Lodge The grand old lodge, built in the “Adirondack Great Camp” style of architecture, was erected in 1903, by local farmers and craftsmen hired by then congressman and coal mine operator William Connell. It was constructed of . . . Map (db m144818) HM
66 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Lake Ariel — Welcome to Historic Connell Park — The Carriage House/The Deer House
Welcome to Lacawac – a forested retreat built by Scranton coal mine operator and Congressman William Connell in 1903. It was originally called Connell Park as it was to be not only the congressman’s personal retreat but a private game park as . . . Map (db m144522) HM
67 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Lakewood — Veterans Memorial
. . . Map (db m122211) WM
68 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
69 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Newfoundland — Rotary Club of Newfoundland — Rotary International — "Service Above Self" —
Rotary Club of Newfoundland Chartered 3/25/50 —————— • • • —————— Rotary is worldwide with clubs in more than 165 countries. The Rotary [C]lub of Newfoundland supports projects in health, education, and hunger relief. The nearby . . . Map (db m188882) HM
70 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Newfoundland — War Memorial
In honor and memory of the veterans who served in the wars and conflicts from the several communities of the Newfoundland area Dedicated November 11, 1993Map (db m188880) WM
71 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, 1792Map (db m89366) HM
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72 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 BelmontMap (db m89365) HM
73 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
74 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
75 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Prompton — Prompton
From promptness expected of natives in paying bills. Founded before 1826Map (db m163638) HM
76 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Prompton — Prompton Dam and Reservoir — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — Philadelphia District —
Prompton Dam This dam forms part of the Lackawaxen River Flood Control Project constructed between 1958 & 1960 to protect the residents of this valley. Burkholder & Burkholder [General Contractors] Winchester, Virginia . . . Map (db m163641) HM
77 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Seelyville — War Memorial — Lest We Forget
. . . Map (db m157636) WM
78 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, South Canaan Township — Millenium Bell Tower
These bells were cast in 2005 AD for the Monastery of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk during the Primacy and Beatitude The Most Blessed Herman, Archbishop of Washington Metropolitan of All America and CanadaMap (db m233364) HM
79 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, South Sterling — Mill Creek Bridge
The National Register-listed structure that carried SR 0191 over Mill Creek was a single-arch stone bridge, constructed in 1873. Mill Creek Bridge was an important element within the Lower Mill Creek Historic District, since its construction in . . . Map (db m143750) HM
80 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
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81 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
82 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Waymart — Waymart Area Veterans Memorial
[Honor roll of veterans]Map (db m101561) WM
83 Pennsylvania, Wayne County, Waymart, Clinton Township — Township Pioneers and Founders and Ministers of the Clinton Baptist Church
In Memory of the Early Settlers of this Township and the Founders and Ministers of the Clinton Baptist Church Norton • Grennell • North • West • Gaylord Griswold • Peck • McMullen • Loomis • Ledyard Bunting • Saunders • . . . Map (db m175136) HM
84 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
85 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
86 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
87 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
88 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
89 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
90 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
91 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
92 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 and . . . Map (db m104097) HM
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Dec. 9, 2023