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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
Location of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
► Blair County (91) ► Bedford County (69) ► Cambria County (77) ► Centre County (167) ► Clearfield County (65) ► Huntingdon County (42)
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|Adam Holliday and his brother, William, in 1768, traveling west from Lancaster County, stopped on this spot, and Adam, driving a stake into the ground, remarked:
"Whoever is alive one hundred years from now will see a tolerable sized town here . . . — — Map (db m135573) HM|
|Formed on February 26, 1846 from Bedford and Huntingdon counties. Named for the Honorable John Blair, a prominent citizen who died in 1832. Hollidaysburg, county seat, was incorporated 1836. City of Altoona, founded 1849, became a major railroad . . . — — Map (db m52348) HM|
|Here at Hollidaysburg the 127-mile Juniata Division of the Pennsylvania Canal met the Allegheny Portage Railroad, which extended 36 miles west over the mountain to Johnstown. The Juniata Division was opened in 1832, the railroad in March 1834. . . . — — Map (db m52307) HM|
in honor of
who fought for
1861 — 1865 — — Map (db m135574) WM|
|Here was boyhood home of the Black physician who pioneered successful heart surgery, 1893. Founded Provident Hospital, Chicago, 1891. Chief surgeon at Freedmen's Hospital, Washington, DC, 1894-98. Charter member, College of Surgeons, 1913. — — Map (db m52308) HM|
1877 First High School — — Map (db m135570) HM|
Dedicated to those who
have given their lives in
the service of their country
[Additional plaque on the grounds of the park]
"All gave some — Some gave all"
Dedicated to the memory of all who
proudly served . . . — — Map (db m135575) WM|
|To honor the memory of John Blair 1766-1832 Pioneer farmer, merchant and public servant advocate of good roads, promoter of the Pennsylvania Canal and Allegheny Portage Railroad foremost citizen of his time in what is now Blair County and when . . . — — Map (db m162042) HM|
|This pioneer family, created for the bicentennial, 1976, represents the basic fundamentals of our American life — courage — faith in God — education — love of family and liberty. These qualities in our American pioneers won . . . — — Map (db m162043) HM|