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Christiana, Pennsylvania Historical Markers

 
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By Geoff Marsh, March 2, 2008
East Face (presumed front of monument)
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Christiana — Christiana Riot Monument
(East Face) In Commemoration of the “Christiana Riot” September 11, 1851, and the Treason Trials Sept. 29 – Dec. 17, 1851. (North Face) Indicted for Treason U.S. Circuit Court E.D. PA. Aug. 1 1851: 1. Gastiner . . . — Map (db m117273) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Christiana — The Christiana Riot
The 1850 federal Fugitive Slave Act strengthened the position of slave-owners seeking to capture runaways. Pursuing four escaped slaves, Maryland farmer Edward Gorsuch arrived Sept. 11, 1851, at the Christiana home of William Parker, an African . . . — Map (db m5715) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Christiana — William C. Sproul
Governor of Pennsylvania, 1919-23, was born .4 mile SW, in 1870. The house is marked. His term is noted for road building, the Edmonds Act improving the public school system, and the creation of the Department of Welfare. He died near Chester in . . . — Map (db m5714) HM

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