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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
Location of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
► Tioga County (38) ► Bradford County (117) ► Lycoming County (111) ► Potter County (30) ► Chemung County, New York (99) ► Steuben County, New York (85)
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|From 1840-90, "Bloss" coal from the mines of the nearby region was widely known and used as smithing and steam coal. Tioga in those years was a leading county in bituminous coal production in the U.S. — — Map (db m43215) HM|
|In March 1933, the federal government created the CCC to combat the massive unemployment of the Great Depression. Continuing until 1942, the CCC enrolled some three million youths nationwide. In Pennsylvania, 194,572 men were enrolled at 114 camps. . . . — — Map (db m43209) HM|
|This testimonial is dedicated by the North American survivors, colleagues of E.A. VanValkenburg during the quarter-century in which he directed the publication of the Philadelphia North American. As its editor he inspired and directed public opinion . . . — — Map (db m88334) HM|
| A founder of Wellsboro
September 4, 1764 - November 6, 1819 — — Map (db m88336) HM|
|Nessmuk was the pen name of pioneer conservationist and woodsman George Washington Sears (1821-1890), a resident of Wellsboro. Noted chiefly as the author of first book on woodcraft, Sears was also a poet, adventurer, canoeist and outdoor writer. — — Map (db m43180) HM|
|The pen name of poet, woodsman, outdoor writer and pioneer conservationist George Washington Sears (1821-1890), a resident of Wellsboro, Pa. From near this spot he wrote the first prose and verse descriptions of the Pine Creek Gorge. — — Map (db m43185) HM|
|Before time had a name, these forests were here. Pine, hemlock and chestnut grew to enormous sizes. The forest ecosystem naturally found the proper balance of life. But in time, this serene landscape was changed.
The first European settlers . . . — — Map (db m146494) HM|
|The Indians called Pine Creek “Tiadaghton,” which meant river of pines. These now-gone pines brought drastic changes to Pine Creek.
Logging began in the 1800s. Before the logging, the thick soil held rainwater like a sponge. It . . . — — Map (db m93076) HM|
| Explore Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon Imagine a vast sheet of ice, hundreds of feet thick, inching over the landscape like a giant bulldozer. Several such glaziers sculpted this landscape. As the last glacier receded north more than 10,000 years . . . — — Map (db m90137) HM|
|A Seneca trail from the Genesee to the Susquehanna at Jersey Shore, forked one mile south of here. One branch ran through the gorge of Pine Creek; the other crossed the hills, following Darling Run and Babb Creek back to Pine Creek at Blackwell. — — Map (db m43211) HM|
|In memory of the Soldiers and Sailors of Tioga County who died that the nation might live. — — Map (db m90043) WM|
|Replica erected by the
Tioga County Historical Society
Citizens and Northern Bank
The Packer Foundation
John Nicoll Estate
Charles Balleine - Lowell Coolidge
James Dunham - . . . — — Map (db m88335) HM|
|Exploding black powder charges boomed down this now peaceful canyon in the summer of 1891, as 90 Italian laborers shoveled, picked and blasted the new Fahnestock (say "funnystock") and Tiadaghton railroad into the steep canyon wall just across Pine . . . — — Map (db m146493) HM|
|Formed March 26, 1804 from Lycoming County. The name, derived from an Indian word meaning "the forks of a stream," honors the Tioga River. Wellsboro, the county seat, was laid out in 1806; incorporated 1830. On Pine Creek is Pennsylvania's Grand . . . — — Map (db m43212) HM|
|Born at our nation’s lowest point, the CCC rebuilt a land and its people. We all owe thanks to the thousands of men who helped build Pennsylvania’s parks and reforest its hills.
Beginning late in 1929, the Great Depression was a desperate time for . . . — — Map (db m90048) HM|
|Governor of Pennsylvania 1899-1903, Congressman in 1891-1899; was born two and a half miles SW of here April 18, 1846. Graduate of Mansfield Normal. Began Law practice in Wellsboro, 1870. Moved to Pittsburgh, 1877. Died March 1, 1920. — — Map (db m43149) HM|
|Governor of Pennsylvania 1899-1903, Congressman in 1891-1899; was born two and a half miles SE of here April 18, 1846. Graduate of Mansfield Normal. Began Law practice in Wellsboro, 1870. Moved to Pittsburgh, 1877. Died March 1, 1920. — — Map (db m43152) HM|