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Addison, Pennsylvania Historical Markers

 
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By Allen C. Browne, May 26, 2005
Great Crossings Marker
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Addison — Great Crossings
About one half mile above this point is the "Great Crossings" of the Youghiogheny River, where George Washington crossed November 18th, 1753, when sent as envoy by Gov. Dinwiddie of Virginia to the French Commandant at Fort Le Boeuf. Washington, . . . — Map (db m351) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Addison — 2 — National Road
Our first national road; fathered by Albert Gallatin. Begun in 1811 at Cumberland, Md.; completed to Wheeling in 1818. Toll road under State control, 1835-1905. Rebuilt, it is present U.S. Route 40. — Map (db m353) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Addison — 1 — Pennsylvania
Founded 1681 by William Penn as a Quaker Commonwealth. Birthplace of The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States. — Map (db m354) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Addison — The Great War 1917 - 1919
In Honor of those of Somerset County who served their Nation and the cause of World Liberty in the Great War and in memory of those who made the Supreme Sacrifice Erected by Great Crossings Chapter Daughters of the American . . . — Map (db m106222) WM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Addison — The Old Petersburg Toll House
The old Petersburg Toll House is the only hand-cut native stone toll house in Pennsylvania. It is an authentic reflection of the structure as it existed in 1835 when toll collection began. The interior with its original flooring and period . . . — Map (db m106180) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Addison — Toll House
One of the six original toll houses on the Cumberland or National Road is on the hill opposite. Built after the road was turned over to the State in 1835 by the U.S. Restored and preserved by the D.A.R. — Map (db m350) HM

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