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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Reading

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1Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Adappt House — Est. 1992
Formerly the Livingood House / Stryker Hospital National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m160639) HM
2Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Admiral Winfield Scott Schley U.S.N. Memorial Tree
Scotch Elm (Ulmub Latifolia) planted October 27, 1911 by the Boys High School in memory of Admiral Winfield Scott Schley U.S.N. — Map (db m160580) WM
3Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — American Gold Star Mothers Veterans Memorial
To all Veterans past, present and future From American Gold Star Mothers Berks County Chapter — Map (db m160570) WM
4Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — American Revolutionary War Memorial
To the Patriots of Berks County who served the cause of Liberty in the War for American Independence 1775 - 1783 Erected in the 233rd year of American Independence — Map (db m160600) WM
5Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Angelica Creek Park
Site History Historically, Angelica Creek collected surface runoff and groundwater from a predominantly forested watershed and conveyed this flow to the Schuylkill River, a tributary of the Delaware River. During the Industrial Revolution, . . . — Map (db m160556) HM
6Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Bethel A.M.E. Church
Berks County's oldest Black church building. Erected 1837 by free African Americans; became an Underground Railroad station for escaped slaves seeking freedom. Rebuilt 1867; remodeled 1889. Congregation, dating from 1822, moved to Windsor Street in . . . — Map (db m25205) HM
7Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Birthplace of Spencer Fullerton Baird — Eminent American Scientist — 1823 - 1887 —
Master of Arts, Dickinson College 1843 M.D. Philadelphia College of Medicine, 1848 Organizer of U.S. Geological Survey, 1879 U.S. Commissioner of Fisheries, 1871-87 Secretary, Smithsonian Institution, 1878-87 Died, Woods Hole, Mass. Aug . . . — Map (db m160641) HM
8Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Civil War Cannon — Manufactured in Reading
The 8" Rodman Gun and 40 Columbiad shells have been a fixture at the intersection of 5th Street and Centre Avenue next to the Lebanon Valley Railroad since 1922 when they were brought to Reading to recognize city residents for their support to . . . — Map (db m160642) HM
9Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Col. Conrad Weiser
In memory of Col. Conrad Weiser, Pioneer, soldier, diplomat, judge. As interpreter and Indian agent he negotiated every treaty from 1732 until near the close of the French and Indian War. ————— The Weiser . . . — Map (db m25272) HM
10Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Conrad Weiser Trading Post
A hewn-log building, erected on this site about 1750; operated until 1760 by Conrad Weiser, distinguished pioneer settler, treaty maker, Indian agent and interpreter, and first Berks County lay judge. — Map (db m25270) HM
11Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Dedicated To All The Veterans Of Our Community — Dedicated July 15, 1951 — Rededicated March 25, 2000 —
Savage 61 Remembering Those Who Have Served Sunday, July 15, 1951 The Stadium which we dedicate here today will preserve the memory of the men and women of our community who served in the armed forces of our Nation in times of . . . — Map (db m161061) WM
12Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Doctor Jonathan Potts
On this site was the house occupied by Dr. Jonathan Potts; Deputy Director General, 1777-1780, of Northern and Middle Departments of the Continental Army. — Map (db m25247) HM
13Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Dr. Bodo Otto
Site of the home of Dr. Bodo Otto, Military Surgeon in Continental Army, 1775-82. Served as Surgeon-in-Chief at Valley Forge, 1777-78; Physician and Surgeon of the Continental Hospitals. Died, 1787. — Map (db m25225) HM
14Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Dr. Bodo Otto
. . . — Map (db m111828) HM
15Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Duryea Drive
Named in honor of Charles E. Duryea, inventor and builder of first successful hill-climbing gasoline automobile in U.S. Duryea Drive, extending from City Park to the Pagoda, is the course used by Duryea for testing his cars, 1900-1907. — Map (db m25168) HM
16Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Duryea Drive
Reading, Pennsylvania honors Charles E. Duryea Inventor and builder of America's first gasoline automobile 1892 in Springfield, Massachusetts The Duryea automobiles which were manufactured in Reading 1900 - 1911 climbed . . . — Map (db m25170) HM
17Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Eric Valent — King of Baseballtown — 2018 —
• 2016 Baseballtown Hall of Famer. • Led '00 Reading Phillies in HR, RBI, Walks, Runs and SLG Percentage. • Phillies Scout and Coach from '09-'17. — Map (db m161096) HM
18Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Federal Inn
Site of Federal Inn, erected about 1754. George Washington, with military escort, was a guest here, October, 1794, when on his way to muster an armed force to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion. — Map (db m25206) HM
19Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Firemen's Union World War II Memorial
Dedicated June 6, 1943 by the Firemen's Union in honor of the Volunteer Firemen of Reading, Pennsylvania serving in the Armed Forces of the United States of America Reading Volunteer Fire Department Memorial Service and . . . — Map (db m160606) WM
20Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — First Reformed Church — Founded in 1753
The heirs of Wm. Penn donated and deeded the lots to Conrad Weiser and Isaac Levan, ————Trustees.———— The first church was built of logs. Rev. Wm. Stoy, 1755, was the first . . . — Map (db m111824) HM
21Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Fred Hafer — In Memoriam
Fred will forever be remembered for his leadership role in the re-naming of Reading Memorial Municipal Stadium to GPU Stadium in 1999 which marked a new era of Reading Phillies Baseball. — Map (db m161091) HM
22Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Gary L.W. Spalding Memorial Tree
Tree dedicated in memory of Gary L.W. Spalding Point Man - Last Patrol — Map (db m160568) WM
23Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — 5 — General David McMurtie Gregg
Gregg commanded the Cavalry Corps at the Army of the Potomac early 1864 until the arrival of Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan, who commanded the cavalry of the forces of Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in the Overland Campaign. The most important use of . . . — Map (db m160643) HM
24Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — 6 — General David McMurtie Gregg
David Gregg resigned his army commission, in a letter dated January 25, 1865. Having for more than three years been on uninterrupted service in the field, commanding cavalry in the Army of the Potomac. "I at this time find such an imperative . . . — Map (db m160645) HM
25Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — 1 — General David McMurtie Gregg
Gregg was born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. He was the first cousin of future Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin and the grandson of Pennsylvania Congressman Andrew Gregg. He graduated from the United States Military Academy (West Point) in 1855 . . . — Map (db m160647) HM
26Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — 2 — General David McMurtie Gregg
Gregg and the 8th Pennsylvania fought in the Peninsula Campaign, where he distinguished himself in the Seven Days Battles, expertly screening retreating Union Infantry. The Battle of Antietam was his next engagement, but cavalry played little . . . — Map (db m160648) HM
27Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — 3 — General David McMurtie Gregg
As the Battle of Chancellorsville, Stoneman's Corps, including Gregg's Division, was dispatched on a raid around Lee's left flank to destroy facilities in his rear. The raid lasted nine days and caused a lot of destruction in the rear of the Army . . . — Map (db m160651) HM
28Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — 4 — General David McMurtie Gregg
In the middle of the Gettysburg Campaign, Pleasonton reorganized his corps and Gregg now commanded the 2nd Division. He led it in cavalry engagements at Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville. While his fellow, newly promoted division commander Maj. . . . — Map (db m160653) HM
29Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Global War on Terror Memorial
In Memory of Berks County's Fallen Heroes Global War on Terror PFC Travis C. Zimmerman K.I.A. 4-22-06 Age 19 Baghdad, Iraq Map (db m160603) WM
30Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Henry A. Muhlenberg
Pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church from 1803 to 1829; Member of Congress, 1829-38; first U.S. Minister to Austria; Candidate for governor of Pennsylvania at the time of death in 1844. His home was on this site. — Map (db m25222) HM
31Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Hessian Camp
After Burgoyne's surrender, 1777, German mercenaries, mostly Hessian, were held prisoners at various places until end of war. Those brought to Reading, 1781, were encamped until 1783 in huts on the hillside a quarter-mile to the north. — Map (db m84504) HM
32Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Hiester Home
Site of house occupied by Joseph Hiester from about 1792 until his death, 1832; a Lt. Col. in Continental Army; Delegate to Provincial Convention in 1776; Member of Congress for 14 years; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1820-23. — Map (db m25211) HM
33Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Honor Roll
Eternal rest to the heroes of Berks Co. PA. who sacrificed their lives during the World War 1917-1918 — Map (db m160597) WM
34Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Hunter Liggett
Born here March 21, 1857. A graduate of West Point, 1879. He held commands in the Philippines, 1899-1901 and 1915-17, and rose to the rank of Lt. Gen in 1918. On Oct. 16, 1918, he succeeded Gen. Pershing as head of the American First Army in . . . — Map (db m25214) HM
35Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — In Recognition of Chuck Domino
In 1987, Chuck Domino, a Pittsburgher, arrived in Reading PA wearing cowboy boots, and as the youngest General Manager in Minor League Baseball, weas responsible on a daily basis for engineering the success of the franchise. The restoration and . . . — Map (db m161092) HM
36Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — In Recognition of Craig Stein
Craig Stein purchased the Reading Phillies in 1986. During Craig's ownership the reading franchise has received numerous Eastern League Awards and has been recognized nationally on several occasions for excellence in operation. Craig's leadership . . . — Map (db m161093) HM
37Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — In Recognition of Francis "Ducky" Turner
Stadium Commission Member 1981 - 1999 Stadium Manager 1987 - 1999 Inducted into Reading Phillies Baseball Hall of Fame 1998 Presented in recognition of Ducky's dedication to the Reading . . . — Map (db m161064) HM
38Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — In Recognition of James A. Pollock
Stadium Commission Member 1962 - 1988 Stadium Manager 1963 - 1987 City Councilman 1987 - 1991 Presented in recognition of the dedication and hard work benefitting Reading Municipal . . . — Map (db m161087) HM
39Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — In Recognition of Warren Haggerty — Mayor of Reading — 1986 - 1995 —
As the youngest mayor in the history of the City of Reading, Warren consistently championed numerous improvements to Memorial Municipal Stadium playing a significant role in the Stadium's present day moniker… "America's Classic Ballpark". — Map (db m161065) HM
40Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Jackson’s Lock and the Port of Reading — One of the Original 120 Locks Creating the Schuylkill Navigation System
The Port of Reading was one of a number of major inland port towns located along the navigable waterways in Pennsylvania. It was at Reading that the Union Canal joined with the Schuylkill Navigation System. The Union Canal extended along the . . . — Map (db m84491) HM
41Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Jackson's Lock and the Port of Reading — Port of Reading Heritage Trail
The Junction between the Schuylkill Navigation System and the Union Canal Jackson's Lock was Number 84 of the 120 original locks along the Schuylkill Navigation System. The Schuylkill Navigation System, created by the Schuylkill Navigation . . . — Map (db m161103) HM
42Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — James H. Maurer — (1864-1944)
Labor leader and advocate for child labor reform, pensions, and the state's first workers’ compensation act. Self-educated, Maurer was elected president of the Pennsylvania Federation of Labor from 1912-1928. He served as state legislator from . . . — Map (db m84490) HM
43Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Jimmy Rollins — Reading Baseball Hall of Fame — 2019 —
Reading Phillies Shortstop in 1999, led the team with 145 hits with a .273 AVG, 24 SB and 81 R in 133 games. Would go on to win the '07 NL MVP, the NL Silver Slugger Award in . . . — Map (db m161099) HM
44Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Joe Buzas — In Memoriam
Owner of the Reading Phillies 1977 - 1987 Member of the Reading Baseball Hall of Fame Joe will forever be recognized as the person who saved professional baseball in Reading. The "King of Minor League Baseball" will be remembered as a . . . — Map (db m161089) HM
45Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Korean War Memorial
Korean War In honor of those who gave their lives June 25, 1950 Charles W. Adams • Russell L. Rahn • Forest R. Werley • Kenneth G. Gerhard • Carl L. Sweigart • Wilbur D. Moore • Adam L. Rickenbach • Gerald N. . . . — Map (db m160589) WM
46Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Korean War Memorial Tree
This tree is dedicated to The Veterans of "The Forgotten War" Korea, 1950-1953 "We remember" those who served and those who gave their lives — Map (db m160567) WM
47Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Lindbergh Viaduct — City of Reading
This structure provisionally known as Mineral Spring Road Viaduct is dedicated as a monument to Col. Charles A. Lindbergh and his memory as pioneer, non stop New York to Paris aviator, by resolution of City Council — Map (db m160566) HM
48Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Major General David McMurtie Gregg
Commander Union Cavalry whose achievements contributed so largely to success and ultimate victory at Gettysburg July, 1863 turning the tide of war. An upright Christian gentleman A loyal citizen • A staunch defender of the . . . — Map (db m160644) HM WM
49Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Memorial Oak
Dedicated May 30, 2011 by the R.M. Butterweck Detachment Marine Corps League A living memorial to honor Veterans of all wars — Map (db m160590) WM
50Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Memory Tree
Dedicated May 11, 1935 to the American War Mothers by Reading Chap. 25 — Map (db m160605) WM
51Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Mike Sarbaugh — King of Baseballtown — 2017 —
• 2009 Eastern League Manager of the Year • 2016 Cleveland Indians 3rd Base Coach - AL Champions — Map (db m161095) HM
52Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Penn's Common
Given in common to the citizens of Reading, in 1748, by the family of William Penn. — Map (db m25246) HM
53Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Persian Gulf War-Era Memorial — August 2, 1990 to
. . . — Map (db m160585) WM
54Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — POW ★ MIA
POW ★ MIA You are not forgotten — Map (db m160587) WM
55Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Reading
Laid out 1748 by direction of Thomas Penn. Seat of Berks County since 1752. Incorporated borough, 1783. Soon became, and has remained, center of the Pennsylvania-Dutch area. An old and progressive industrial community. — Map (db m161067) HM
56Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Reading & Berks County — Schuylkill River Trail
Birth of Berks County Settlement began with the Lenni-Lenape of the Delaware Nation. In 1681 William Penn founded Pennsylvania and in 1748 his sons Thomas and Richard established Readingtown. It became the county seat when Berks County was . . . — Map (db m160558) HM
57Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Reading Baseball Hall of Fame — 2017
Brett Myers • Reading Phillies 2001 (Eastern League Champion) • Pitched for the Phillies from 2002 through 2009 and won a World Series ring with the Phillies in 2008. Mike Spidale • Reading Phillies 2007-2012 (Team . . . — Map (db m161097) HM
58Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Reading Baseball Hall of Fame — 2016
Pat Burrell • Reading Phillies 1999 Jason Michaels • Reading Phillies 2000 Nick Punto • Reading Phillies 2000 Eric Valent • Reading . . . — Map (db m162039) HM
59Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Reading Memorial Municipal Stadium
Erected in memory of the men and women of this community who served their country in war — Map (db m161062) WM
60Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Reading Public Museum Wetland
History of the Reading Public Museum Wetland On April 15, 1996, over 50 elementary students representing five school districts from Berks County participated in the creation of a westland on the grounds of the Reading Public Museum. This . . . — Map (db m161120) HM
61Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Richard Kratz — King of Baseballtown — 2019 —
• Played five seasons with Boston Red Sox organization from 1965-1969 • President of Reading Area Community College from 2003 - 2007 — Map (db m161094) HM
62Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Ringgold Light Artillery — First Defenders
To commemorate the patriotism and promptitude of the Ringgold Light Artillery of Reading, Pennsylvania, which reported for duty at Harrisburg, April 16, 1861, arriving there first of the Pennsylvania Companies; and with the . . . — Map (db m25234) HM
63Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Roll of Honor
Washington Camp No. 163 Patriotic Order Sons of America who served in the Great World War 1917 - 1918 "The right is more precious than peace. We shall fight for the things we have always carried nearest our hearts. To such a task . . . — Map (db m160631) WM
64Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Ryan Howard — Reading Baseball Hall of Fame — 2018 —
Reading Phillies First Baseman in 2004, hit .297/.386/.647 with 37 HR, 102 RBI, and 73 R in 102 games. Won the Eastern League MVP, Paul Owens award and USA Today's Minor . . . — Map (db m161098) HM
65Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Senator Michael A. O'Pake — In Memoriam
Senator Michael O'Pake was a driving force in the restoration of FirstEnergy Stadium. Mike was proud to represent the Reading Phillies in the Pennsylvania Senate for 39 years. Citizens of Baseballtown are forever grateful to Senator O'Pake for his . . . — Map (db m161086) HM
66Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Site of the First Post Office
Site of the First Post Office of Reading, Berks Co., Penna. 1793 - 1823 John Walter - Postmaster Property of The Woman's Club of Reading, PA. January 2, 1919 — Map (db m160640) HM
67Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Skew Bridge
Regarded best example of skew bridge in U.S. Designed by Richard Osborn for the P & R Railroad in 1857. Each course of the arch of 40 feet is laid in ellipsoidal curve, each stone properly curved. There is no keystone. — Map (db m84503) HM
68Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Skyline Boulevard
Dedicated by The City of Reading to those citizens who in a period of economic depression labored to build this boulevard, 1932 - 1935 Mayor Heber Ermentrout Councilmen William J. Smith • George M. Yocom Jesse George • . . . — Map (db m25249) HM
69Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Solomon Boscov
Founder of the family-owned department store chain. An immigrant from Russia, 1911, he came to Reading as a peddler. His first store began here after WWI and gradually expanded. New stores opened starting in 1962. In 1969 he died; thirty years . . . — Map (db m71370) HM
70Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Submarine Veterans Memorial
In memory of all U.S. submarine personnel who gave their lives in in the performance of their duties. — Map (db m160599) WM
71Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — The Arboretum at the Reading Public Museum
When the Reading Public Museum opened to the public at this location in 1928, John Nolen, a prominent landscape architect from Harvard University, transformed the grounds into a beautiful 25-acre park and arboretum. For decades the Arboretum has . . . — Map (db m161112) HM
72Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — The Artillerists Oak
Planted October 23, 1919 as a living memorial for those who in war and in peace have ceaselessly kept alive the spirit of patriotism by the Reading Artillerists since 1794 — Map (db m160595) WM
73Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — The Camel Tree
Our link to all Berks County Veterans that served during Operation Desert Shield/Storm — Map (db m160593) WM
74Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — The Dead Have No Rights — Schuylkill River Trail
The Fix Gerber Cemetery - From 200 Graves to 51 Tombstones Imagine standing here in the early 1800's looking towards Reading across the Schuylkill River. Travel was by foot, horse and buggy, or by stagecoach. To your left, a wooden covered . . . — Map (db m160559) HM
75Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — The Federal Inn — 1763 - 1814
in which George Washington while President of the United States was an honored guest October 1, 1794 — Map (db m25208) HM
76Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — The Pagoda
This building with 10 acres of land was given to the City of Reading by Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Mould April 21, 1911 In memory of James Matz Carpenter-Contractor & Builder and sons Chas. E. & Jas. A. Matz Designers . . . — Map (db m25229) HM
77Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — This Tree Is Dedicated To The Gold Star Mothers — Vietnam War, 1959-1975
"To you who first gave them life, nurtured and protected them, blessed are you in the sight of God and man, for such sacrifice and loss is beyond measure." Anonymous — Map (db m160575) WM
78Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — This Tree Is Dedicated to The Veterans of World War II, 1939 - 1945
We gratefully and humbly remember, those who strove and died to preserve our heritage. In honor of George F. Didyoung Sgt. Major U.S. Army — Map (db m160607) WM
79Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Thomas W. Dugan Memorial Tree
In loving memory Thomas W. Dugan Colonel USAF MIA Dec. 13, 1968 — Map (db m160579) WM
80Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Thompson's Rifle Battalion: Capt. George Nagel's Company
With men enlisted from Berks County, Nagel's Company was a part of the first battalion in the colonies authorized by Congress, in June 1775. After gathering at Reading the following month, this company and other companies of the battalion marched . . . — Map (db m71371) HM
81Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Trinity Lutheran Church
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior ————————————— Beautiful . . . — Map (db m111830) HM
82Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Trinity Lutheran Church Original Cemetery — 1751
Dedicated to all who rest in unmarked graves One generation shall laud thy works to another... Psalm 145:4 ——————————— Under this chapel lie the remains of [Roll of . . . — Map (db m111832) HM
83Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Union Canal: William Penn's Way West — Port of Reading Heritage Trail
Connecting Progress and History In 1690, there were few navigable inland waterways in the Quaker colony established by William Penn. Penn recognized the need for a route by which to access and settle the lush countryside and harvest its . . . — Map (db m160655) HM
84Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Veterans Memorial Grove
Dedicated to the men and women of Berks County who served their country in time of need — Map (db m160584) WM
85Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Vietnam War Memorial
To those who laughed To those who cried To those who fought To those who tried To those who gave their very lives We Remember
Republic of Vietnam Service To Those Who . . . — Map (db m160572) WM
86Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Volunteer Firemen
In recognition of more than a hundred years of faithful, unselfish and often heroic service rendered by the Volunteer Firemen of the City of Reading, Pa. ——— “Greater love hath no man than this: that . . . — Map (db m25296) HM
87Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Wallace Stevens — (1879-1955)
A major 20th century American poet, Stevens was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his “Collected Poems” in 1955. Works such as "Bantams in Pinewoods," "Harmonium," and "The Auroras of Autumn" combined poetic language with serious . . . — Map (db m84501) HM
88Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Wallace Stevens — 1879-1955
Birthplace of the internationally acclaimed poet. He attended Reading's High School for Boys, Harvard College and New York University Law School and combined successful careers as an insurance company executive and award winning poet. In 1955 the . . . — Map (db m84502) HM
89Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Who Lived Here Thousands of Years Ago?
Lenni Lenape: The Original People Thousands of years before the first Europeans arrived in Northern America. North American Indians known as Lenni Lenape occupied parts of New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, including Reading and Berks . . . — Map (db m161109) HM
90Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — William McKinley
Born at Niles, Ohio, 1843 Enlisted in the Union Army as Private, 1861 Mustered out as Major, 1865 Elected President, 1896 Re-elected President, 1900 Died at Buffalo, N.Y. 1901 Last Public Utterances at the Pan American Exposition, . . . — Map (db m25289) HM
91Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — William Strong
Eminent jurist; Member State Supreme Court, 1857-1868; Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of U.S., 1870-80; Member Electoral Commission, 1877. His law office and home stood on this site. Died, 1895. — Map (db m71372) HM
92Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Woman's Christian Temperance Union Drinking Fountain — For God and Home and Every Land
Erected by the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Reading Pa. for the use of the public. [Bust of] Francis E. Willard — Map (db m25269) HM
93Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Women Veterans Memorial
Berks County Tribute To Women Veterans — Map (db m160602) WM
94Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — World War I Memorial Tree
Magnoliaceae-Tulip Poplar planted in memory of the boys of the high school who served their country in the World War by the students of the school — Map (db m160582) WM
95Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — World War II Victory — Dec. 7, 1941 - Sept. 2, 1945
Dedicated to these 830 from Berks County who made the Supreme Sacrifice and to those who served in defense of our country — Map (db m160598) WM
96Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Wyomissing Creek Restoration Project
Creek History: During the construction of the Reading Public Museum in 1927, an aesthetic reflecting pool was created. This pool required the installation of a dam that would capture water to create a pond, later called Mirror Lake. As . . . — Map (db m161114) HM
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