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Historical Markers in Gallitzin, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Blair 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 Blair County, PA (119) Bedford County, PA (95) Cambria County, PA (93) Centre County, PA (185) Clearfield County, PA (82) Huntingdon County, PA (85)  BlairCounty(119) Blair County (119)  BedfordCounty(95) Bedford County (95)  CambriaCounty(93) Cambria County (93)  CentreCounty(185) Centre County (185)  ClearfieldCounty(82) Clearfield County (82)  HuntingdonCounty(85) Huntingdon County (85)
Hollidaysburg is the county seat for Blair County
Gallitzin is in Blair County
      Blair County (119)  
ADJACENT TO BLAIR COUNTY
      Bedford County (95)  
      Cambria County (93)  
      Centre County (185)  
      Clearfield County (82)  
      Huntingdon County (85)  
 
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1 Pennsylvania, Blair County, Gallitzin, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site — Engine House No. 6
In front of you is the site of Engine House No. 6, one of ten such power plants on the Allegheny Portage Railroad. The building was demolished in 1900, but portions of the stone foundation remain intact. The National Park Service is preserving the . . . Map (db m53783) HM
2 Pennsylvania, Blair County, Gallitzin, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site — Inclined Plane No. 6
In front of you is the site of Inclined Plane No. 6, one of ten inclines on the Allegheny Portage Railroad. The track visible today has been reconstructed. From 1834 to 1854, railroad cars bearing canal boats, freight, and passengers were pulled . . . Map (db m53782) HM
3 Pennsylvania, Blair County, Gallitzin, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site — Railroad Stone
On this hillside archeologists have found evidence of stonecutting that was almost certainly related to the building of the Allegheny Portage Railroad. There is no formal quarry pit, but broken stone is abundant, and many sandstone outcrops reveal . . . Map (db m53758) HM
4 Pennsylvania, Blair County, Gallitzin, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site — Skew Arch Bridge Trail
The spur trail to your left leads 1/3 mile down the east slope of the mountain to the historic Skew Arch Bridge. The bridge is located near the base of the portage railroad's Incline No. 6. The trail roughly parallels the incline. The Skew Arch . . . Map (db m53775) HM
5 Pennsylvania, Blair County, Gallitzin, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site — Stephen Tyng MatherJuly 4, 1867 - Jan. 22, 1930
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done.Map (db m53800) HM
6 Pennsylvania, Blair County, Gallitzin, Allegheny Township — Summit Level Historic Area
The boardwalk in front of you leads to the summit of the historic Allegheny Portage Railroad. It was here in 1834 that trains first crossed the Allegheny Mountains. The railroad ceased operations in 1854, but remnants of historic structures are . . . Map (db m53799) HM
7 Pennsylvania, Cambria County, Gallitzin — Allegheny Tunnel Keystone
. . . Map (db m224743) HM
8 Pennsylvania, Cambria County, Gallitzin — Gallitzin Tunnels
The Gallitzin Tunnel was an engineering triumph and an essential step in conquering the steep grades of the Allegheny Mountains by railroad. Combined with the Horseshoe Curve, the Gallitzin Tunnel made the idea of a Pennsylvania mainline railroad a . . . Map (db m52531) HM
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9 Pennsylvania, Cambria County, Gallitzin — Hysong v. Gallitzin School District
In 1894, the Pa. Supreme Court ruled that the Catholic Sisters of St. Joseph were permitted to wear religious attire while teaching in Gallitzin public schools. In response, the Pa. legislature passed the 1895 Garb Act, forbidding public school . . . Map (db m177010) HM
10 Pennsylvania, Cambria County, Gallitzin — Joseph L. Ruffley • "Mr. Caboose"1924-2018 — In Memory of —
Joe was a founding member of the Gallitzin Area Tourist Council and served as its historian. He was also one of the hands-on crew who lovingly restored this caboose from a rusted-out hull to make it the centerpiece of the GATC "Tunnels' Park" . . . Map (db m224747) HM
11 Pennsylvania, Cambria County, Gallitzin — Lemon House
Built in 1830 by Samuel Lemon. Standing at head of Plane Number 6 of Allegheny Portage Railroad, it served for many years as a station and as a resting place for travelers. House is visible 75 yards north of highway.Map (db m52471) HM
12 Pennsylvania, Cambria County, Gallitzin, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site — Allegheny Portage Railroad
National Historic Civil Engineering LandmarkMap (db m53793) HM
13 Pennsylvania, Cambria County, Gallitzin, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site — Levels
The tracks of the Alegheny Portage Railroad snaked over the mountains in stair-step fashion. The steep inclined planes were connected by sections with gentle grades called "levels." There were eleven levels, and, like the inclines, each was . . . Map (db m53797) HM
14 Pennsylvania, Cambria County, Gallitzin, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site — The Lemon House
Samuel Lemon and his wife Jean moved to this mountain in 1826 and built a log tavern not far from here. As many as fifty Conestoga wagons a night camped at Lemon's first tavern on the old turnpike that crossed this gap. Five years later, in . . . Map (db m53794) HM
 
 
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Jul. 16, 2024