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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Erie

 
21st Century Erie Marker image, Touch for more information
By Devry Jones, April 13, 2018
21st Century Erie Marker
GEOGRAPHIC SORT
1Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — 21st Century Erie
As Erie enters its next millennium, its economy is shifting toward service, tourism and recreation, a trend that is clearly visible along the Bayfront. Marinas, condominiums and restaurants have replaced the railroad and dock facilities that marked . . . — Map (db m116447) HM
2Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — A Century of Recreation
Pump House Park Historically, these ponds functioned as settling basins to help clean drinking water. Over time, park visitors were able to enjoy this area for its recreation. Amenities included a bathhouse, band shell, and picnic groves. Park . . . — Map (db m132262) HM
3Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — A Climate For War
What was the War of 1812? America declared war against Great Britain on June 18, 1812. The conflict lasted for over two years. Many historians believe that the war was the inevitable outcome of Britain's continued interference in U.S. affairs, . . . — Map (db m129898) HM
4Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — A Driving Force
James "Jim" Thompson (1863-1931) Erie native Jim Thompson worked to improve visitor access to the park and to protect the shoreline of the peninsula. As one of his governmental duties, Thompson was a member of the Pennsylvania State Park and . . . — Map (db m132272) HM
5Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — A Walk in the Park
An Idea is Born State Representative Karl Boyes and his wife, Sue, often visited Presque Isle to enjoy the natural beauty. Unfortunately there was no place in the park for them to enjoy their hobbies of bicycling and jogging without . . . — Map (db m132255) HM
6Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — African American Sailors in the Battle of Lake Erie
These skilled seamen were among those who enabled Oliver Hazard Perry to defeat & capture a British Squadron, Sept. 10, 1813. Their participation - critical to victory - secured a place for African Americans in the region's history. — Map (db m21048) HM
7Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Alexis de Tocqueville
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8Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Almy Hall — 1997
Thomas C. Almy (1787-1813) was born in Rhode Island. A Quaker, Almy began his naval career as a young boy. Showing much skill and promise he received his first command at age 21. During the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813, Sailing Master . . . — Map (db m132211) HM
9Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — American Fort — (Wayne Blockhouse)
The American Fort was built a few blocks east of the French and British forts on a bluff behind the current Soldiers and Sailors Home. It was erected in July 1795 by a detail of General Anthony Wayne's soldiers commanded by Captain Bissel. The fort . . . — Map (db m23881) HM
10Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — And the Misery begins...
The Realities of War The citizens of Erie saluted Perry's men upon their victorious return to Presque Isle Bay, but the celebration was short-lived. The local courthouse was converted into a makeshift hospital for the severely wounded and . . . — Map (db m132269) HM
11Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Anthony Wayne
On the Soldiers and Sailors Home grounds near the foot of this street is a restored blockhouse on the site of American Fort Presque Isle. It is the original burial place of General Wayne, who died there on December 15, 1796. — Map (db m21417) HM
12Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Ariel Hall — 1985
Launched at Presque Isle in the spring of 1813, the schooner Ariel was commanded by Lieutenant John Packet during the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813. She carried a crew of 36 and was armed with four 12-pounders. At the onset of the . . . — Map (db m132217) HM
13Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Avenue of Flags
American Legions American Legion 11 American Legion 103 American Legion 105 American Legion 162 American Legion 220 American Legion 285 American Legion 299 American Legion 365 American Legion 488 American Legion 494 . . . — Map (db m116427) WM
14Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Bayfront Metamorphosis
By the 1980's Erie's maritime economy had essentially disappeared. The docks had fallen into disuse, commercial fishing was in decline and the grain elevator was crumbling. Unused railroad tracks, which had once fed the insatiable appetites of . . . — Map (db m116444) HM
15Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Boston Store Livery & Garage
Built in 1906 for John P. Dugan livery on the site of Lafayette House, an early hotel. It is the only livery building left from that once important trade centered on lower French Street. From 1916 to 1961, this was livery and later garage for . . . — Map (db m116399) HM
16Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Brewery Lane
For 66 years, this was the entry to a brewery. First, in 1852 with Jacob Fuess (1827-1863) Brewery. Succeeded in 1863 by his German immigrant step-son Charles M. Conrad (1841-1910), becoming National Brewery that by 1895 produced 150,000 barrels per . . . — Map (db m132252) HM
17Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Brewster House
One of the oldest houses in Erie, built in 1823 for prominent civic leader and politician Alexander Brewster, rear addition and Italianate changes to Federal period design made in 1850's. Deeded by Brewster family in 1898 to Erie Bureau of Charities . . . — Map (db m116419) HM
18Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Brigadier General August R. "Gus" Pede
In memory of Brigadier General August R. "Gus" Pede United States Army (Retired) 1933-1998 Commissioned a lieutenant of infantry from Gannon's ROTC program upon graduation in 1955, August R. Pede became the first Gannon alumnus to . . . — Map (db m122253) HM WM
19Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Bryan Bell Memorial Playground
Named in honor of Harborcreek Township's Fallen Son Senior Airman Bryan Bell 2-10-88 / 1-5-12 who died in service to his country Helmand Province, Afghanistan 466th Explosive Ordnance Disposal — Delta Flight — . . . — Map (db m132203) WM
20Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Budny Beach
This beach, formerly Beach 10, is named in honor of Patrick "Pat" Budny, who at age 17, became the first person to swim the 23 miles between Long Point, Ontario, Canaca, and Presque Isle State Park. Budny accomplished this feat in 26 hours on August . . . — Map (db m132274) HM
21Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Caledonia Hall — 1985
Built in 1807 near Amherstburg in Upper Canada, the Caledonia was a British naval vessel prior to her capture in 1812 by a boarding party led by American naval officer Jesse D. Elliott. The Caledonia had a crew of 53 men and was armed . . . — Map (db m132224) HM
22Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Captain C. V. Gridley
Grave of Captain Gridley, commander of Dewey's flagship Olympia in the Battle of Manila Bay, 1898, is located in this cemetery. Dewey's order, "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley," opened the battle. — Map (db m21049) HM
23Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Captain Daniel Dobbins — (1776 - 1856)
Erie merchant mariner, naval officer, born in Mifflin County. Captured by the British during the War of 1812, Dobbins escaped, went to Washington to report the fall of Forts Mackinac and Detroit. Appointed a sailing master in the US Navy, he . . . — Map (db m21040) HM
24Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Cascade Creek
Cascade Creek is the last of Erie's three original creeks. Its western location saved it from being completely compromised by urbanization. Cascade Creek flows along the bayfront parkway and into a delta behind the western dock. In 1813, Daniel . . . — Map (db m21425) HM
25Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Cashier's House
Erected as a residence for the cashier of a branch of the United States Bank of Pennsylvania, which occupied the adjacent building. Completed 1839. — Map (db m41032) HM
26Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Champlin Hall — 1985
Stephen Champlin (1789-1870) was born in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. A cousin of Commodore Perry, Champlin left home at the age of 16 to join the US Navy. In July 1813 Sailing Master Champlin was placed in command of the schooner Scorpion . . . — Map (db m132218) HM
27Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Charles Vernon Gridley — Captain V.S.N.
Served with distinction as ensign at the Battle of Mobile Bay, August 7 A.D. MDCCCLXIV   In command of the Olympia, flagship of the American fleet at the Battle of Manila Bay May 1 A.D. MDCCCXC Died at Kobe Japan A.D. MDCCCXC. His fame is . . . — Map (db m116408) WM
28Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Colonel Philip Cochran — (1910-1979)
World War II hero. Cochran distinguished himself as a daring pilot commanding P-40 fighter planes in North Africa and as the colorful leader of the 1st Air Commandos during the invasion of Burma. He became a colonel at the age of 33 and earned such . . . — Map (db m41033) HM
29Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Colt Way — Historic Square — 1795 —
In honor of Judah Colt (1761-1832), pioneer Erie settler in 1795. Land agent of Pennsylvania Population Co., Burgess of Erie in 1813 & 1820-21. Resident of 4th & French and early owner of much of this historic square block. — Map (db m116396) HM
30Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Monument
Opposite this spot, on the shores of Presque Isle Bay, Commodore Perry built his ships. The “Lawrence,” “Niagara,” “Ariel,” “Porcupine,” “Scorpion” & “Tigress.” On August 12, . . . — Map (db m129900) HM WM
31Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Conrad-Brevellier Houses — 502 · 510 Parade
Prominent German born brewer Charles M. Conrad (1841-1910), whose home was on armory site, built these houses for two daughters and their brother husbands--502 designed 1898 by Erie architect Jos. Frank for Katherine Conrad (1870-1960) and Frederick . . . — Map (db m132251) HM
32Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Dedicated In Honor Of Those Who Served Our Country During Hostilities In Vietnam
Dedicated in honor of those who served our country during hostilities in Vietnam — Map (db m116388) WM
33Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Dedicated to Those in Northwestern PA. Wounded in All Wars
Combat Wounded Veterans 1782 Military Order of The Purple Heart 1932 My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country's way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will . . . — Map (db m116424) WM
34Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Dedicated to those who served in Operation Desert Storm
Dedicated to those who served in Operation Desert Storm — Map (db m116390) WM
35Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Dedicated to Those Who Served in the World War
Dedicated to ★those who served★ in the World War Erected by Service Star Legion No.1 M.O.D.Map (db m116471) WM
36Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Dedicated to Those Who Served in World War II
Dedicated to Those Who Served in World War II ★Erected by Service Star Legion, Inc.★ Erie Chapter No. 1 — Map (db m116384) WM
37Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Dobbins Landing — Erie's Hub for Travel and Trade
Dobbins Landing Timeline 1995 Bicentennial Tower built to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Erie. 1986 Public Dock renamed Dobbins Landing in honor of pioneer mariner Daniel Dobbins. 1926 Nicholson Ferry to Port Dover begins . . . — Map (db m116411) HM
38Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Dobbins Lane
This type of medina cut-stone block pavement was used on Erie streets in the eighteen hundreds before either asphalt or concrete. — Map (db m116455) HM
39Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Don't Give Up the Ship
On this site in the home of Thomas Steuart the summer of 1813, a group of Erie women led by Margaret Forster Steuart made Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's famous battle flag inspired by the dying words of his friend, Captain James Lawrence of the . . . — Map (db m116421) HM
40Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Eben Brewer
Erected by the Postal Employees of the United States to the memory of Eben Brewer first mail agent of the United States in Cuba, who died July 14, 1898, aged 50 years. — Map (db m116452) HM
41Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Edison Fountain
The Edison Electric Fountain was dedicated on Tuesday October 22, 1929 as part of the Erie observance of the fiftieth anniversary of Thomas A. Edison's discovery of the incandescent light. The fountain was conceived by public spirited individuals . . . — Map (db m116467) HM
42Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Elliott Hall — 1987
Jesse Duncan Elliott (1782-1845) was born in Maryland. Originally a law student, he joined the US Navy and was a midshipman in 1804. Promoted to lieutenant in 1810, he was placed in command of the brig Niagara during the Battle of Lake Erie . . . — Map (db m132220) HM
43Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Erie
The State's only lake port, bought with Erie Triangle, 1792. Laid out in 1795 by Ellicott and Irvine. Site of French, British and U.S. forts. Perry built his fleet here in 1813. — Map (db m31969) HM
44Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Erie 9-11 Memorial — "We Will Never Forget"
A local memorial for the city of Erie commemorating the 9/11 attacks. It consists of a timeline of events, a memorial flag to the fallen, and the center piece of a steel column recovered from the wreckage of the World Trade Center after its collapse. — Map (db m85137) WM
45Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Erie Area Native Americans
Native American influence on this area of northwestern Pennsylvania pre-date the 1492 encounter by at least 13,500 years. Erie County is named after its first known inhabitants, the Erie Nation. The Erie Nation, also known as the Cat . . . — Map (db m25977) HM
46Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Erie County
Formed March 12, 1800 from Allegheny County. Named for Lake Erie, which took its own name from the Erie Indians. Erie, the county seat, was laid out 1795; made a city in 1851. Ships of Perry's fleet which won the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie were built . . . — Map (db m41035) HM
47Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Erie County Courthouse Facade Restoration Project
Erie County Government, with financial assistance from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, began restoration work on the courthouse in June of 2001. The West Wing of this Classical U-shaped Greek Revival structure was built in 1855. . . . — Map (db m116377) HM
48Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Erie County World War II Memorial
The Erie County WWII Memorial is dedicated to the seven hundred and twenty-seven that gave their lives in service to their nation during the war years of World War Two. The north face of the memorial lists their names and displays the insignias of . . . — Map (db m116479) WM
49Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Erie Extension Canal
A section of this canal, linking New Castle and Erie, lies at foot of the slope, to left of side road. Conneaut Line, Erie to Conneaut Lake, begun by State, 1838; finished by company headed by R.S. Reed, of Erie, 1843-44. — Map (db m72984) HM
50Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Erie Heritage — Parade Street Memorial
Erie Heritage Parade Street Memorial ----- This site created To honor Erie’s birthplace By the Greater Erie Bicentennial Commission — Map (db m23932) HM
51Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Erie Land Lighthouse
The first lighthouse to shine on the Great Lakes. Created to aid navigation and promote shipping, the original 20-ft. beacon (1818) and the subsequent brick tower (1858) were built upon unstable soil. The sandstone tower (1867) was the 3rd built . . . — Map (db m41036) HM
52Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Erie Land Lighthouse — "First Lighthouse on the Great Lakes"
First lighthouse of wood Contracted 1812 Operational 1813 Second lighthouse of brick Constructed 1858 Current lighthouse of Berea sandstone Completed 1867 Complete restoration by Fiske and Sons, Inc. Fourth . . . — Map (db m116431) HM
53Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Erie Land Lighthouse — "First on the Great Lakes"
Authorized by Congress in 1812, the first lighthouse at this site was completed in 1818, 200 feet west of the present lighthouse. Structural instability led to construction of a new 56-foot brick tower in 1858. This tower proved unstable due to . . . — Map (db m116438) HM
54Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Erie Land Lighthouse Keepers — (1818-1899)
1818-1832 Captain John Bone 1833-1840 Robert Kinkaid 1841-1844 Griffith Hinton 1845-1849 Eli Webster 1850-1853 James W. Miles/Isabella Miles 1854-1857 John Graham 1858 Gen. James Fleming 1858-1860 . . . — Map (db m116436) HM
55Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Erie Steam Bakery
Bakery began in 1842 at 5th & Sassafras. In 1873 moved west of here (E. 4th St. Parking Lot). By 1888 considered "the oldest, largest, most perfectly equipped establishment of the kind in Pennsylvania." Using steam in baking process, it was known . . . — Map (db m116395) HM
56Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Erie's Industrial Explosion
A Great Lake’s Port Erie was incorporated in 1851 and soon developed into an important industrial city. The natural harbor, formed by Presque Isle, served as the magnet that drew economic prosperity to Pennsylvania's only lake port. . . . — Map (db m129975) HM
57Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Erie's Land Lighthouse — On Top Again
Rescued and Rebuilt Time had taken its toll on the Land Lighthouse since the federal government decommissioned the beacon and ordered the lantern room removed and sent to a lighthouse in Ohio in 1899. In 2003, the Erie-Western . . . — Map (db m116430) HM
58Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Erie's Maritime Heritage
By virtue of a natural harbor considered the best on the lake, Erie first rose to prominence in the 19th century as a maritime center, in addition to shipbuilding and fishing, Erie's docks served as a hub of travel and trade. In 1812-1813, six . . . — Map (db m116433) HM
59Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Expanding Erie
Water for a Growing City As the industrial revolution brought tremendous growth to the city of Erie, the need for a more reliable water supply became apparent. A water intake was constructed in the bay in 1867. After continued typhoid fever . . . — Map (db m132259) HM
60Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Fallen & Missing Comrades
Gannon University's Department of Military Science and ROTC Alumni Honors the following Gannon ROTC Alumni killed or missing in action: 1LT John N. Dale '50/MIA '50 2LT Thomas R. Grant '64/KIA '66 CPT Patrick J. Brophy . . . — Map (db m116373) WM
61Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Fighting for Peanuts: The Gauge War — December 1853 - January 1854
Earliest railroad activity along the Lake Erie shoreline began in the early 1840s, with local investors forming the Erie & North East Railroad. Finished in 1852, this 19-mile section of 6 foot gauge track ran from the City of Erie near 14th Street . . . — Map (db m132202) HM
62Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Fishing on the Sweet Sea
Early Fishing in Erie Fishing on Lake Erie is as old as the first Eriez Indian to set foot on the sandy shores of Presque Isle. The Eriez used log canoes and harvested the fish with spears and basket-traps. Early European settlers to the . . . — Map (db m132264) HM
63Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Five Courses Thick — Presque Isle Lighthouse
The final lighthouse design incorporated bricks five-courses thick to withstand the severe cold and winds off the lake. Overall, the structure cost $15,000. Construction began in September, 1872 and was completed by the following July. Initially, . . . — Map (db m129990) HM
64Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Flag Display
Flag display donated in honor of the patriotic determination and valor of Lt. Col. Stephen John Manzek USAF WWII-POW-Korea-Vietnam-DFC PFC Edwin John Wagner 104th Inf. US Army WWII France-Belgium-Holland-Germany . . . — Map (db m116481) WM
65Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Flagship Niagara
Restored flagship of Capt. Oliver Hazard Perry in the Battle of Lake Erie, Sept. 10, 1813. — Map (db m21047) HM
66Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Fort de la Presqu'ile — (French)
This was the first of four French forts built by Marin and Boishebert in Northwestern Pennsylvania to protect their claim to the Ohio Valley . Built in 1753 the fort overlooking the bay was 120 ft. square with squared log wall 12 - 15 ft. high with . . . — Map (db m27352) HM
67Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Fort de la Presqu'ile — Guarding the Portage
A French Frontier Fort Fort de la Presqu'ile was the first in a proposed line of forts that would guard a route to the Mississippi. The lofty goal for 1753 was to build four ports, Presqu'ile, le Boeuf, Machault, and Duquesne. By the late . . . — Map (db m116412) HM
68Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Fort Presque Isle — (British)
After the French left, the British Fort was built by Major Rodgers in 1760 on the site of the old French Fort. It had a different configuration consisting of a stockade enclosure with a blockhouse, the second story of which extended all around, . . . — Map (db m27349) HM
69Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Fort Presque Isle
Two forts stood four blocks north. French fort, built by Marin, 1753, abandoned 1759. British fort, built by Colonel Bouquet, 1760, and captured 1763 by Pontiac's Indians. The French Road to Fort Le Boeuf began there. — Map (db m41038) HM
70Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — French Fort de la Presqu'isle - 1753 — British Fort Presque Isle - 1760
Site of French Fort de la Presqu'Isle - 1753 British Fort Presque Isle - 1760 — Map (db m116422) HM
71Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Freshwater Fishing Capital — Industry and Innovation
Peak Catches Blue Pike - 1931 - 3,600,000 lbs. Lake Whitefish - 1946 - 8,300,000 lbs. Lake Herring - 1949 - 6,700,000 lbs. Pound netting (Drawing shows pound net from above) - Placing standing nets in shallow water that funnel . . . — Map (db m116410) HM
72Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — From the Bay to the Battle
Trapped in the Bay The protected harbor and sandbar that had kept the British from entering bay also prevented Perry's two largest ships from leaving. A mere four feet of water lay over the sandbar that separated the bay from the lake. The . . . — Map (db m132266) HM
73Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — General Anthony Wayne
In remembrance of General Anthony Wayne an American soldier Distinguished for valor in the War of the Revolution Appointed, in 1792, on Washington's recommendation, General-in-Chief of the U.S. Army In 1794, vanquished . . . — Map (db m116391) WM
74Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — General Anthony Wayne Blockhouse
In Memory of General Anthony Wayne Who Died Here Dec. 15th, 1796 — Map (db m21420) HM
75Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — General Charles Manning Reed Mansion
Erected 1848 Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1982 — Map (db m116379) HM
76Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Giant Gondola Wheel
Giant Gondola Wheel George Washington Ferris and his giant Ferris Wheel In 1892 a bridge building engineer named George Washington Ferris had an idea for the upcoming Chicago Columbian Exposition...a giant observation wheel that would carry . . . — Map (db m107746) HM
77Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Gideon Ball House
This Italianate style mansion was built in 1862 for the Honorable Gideon J. Ball (1811-1886). A silversmith and farmer, Ball became clerk of Erie town council in 1836 then County Auditor and Treasurer. He served seven terms in State House of . . . — Map (db m41040) HM
78Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Gifford-Blanchfield House
Tracing the Family Legacy Seven generation of Gifford-Blanchfield family members resided in this historic homestead, built in 1839 by Gershom and Lucy Gifford. Though briefly owned by nonfamily members, the house returned to its original . . . — Map (db m132201) HM
79Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Harborcreek Area Veterans Memorial
This veterans memorial is hereby dedicated to those Harborcreek area men and women who have honorably served in the Armed Forces of the United States of the America We the people who hold life so dear salute our veterans who served in . . . — Map (db m132196) WM
80Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Harry Kellar — (1849-1922)
Known as the “Dean of American Magicians,” he was mentor and friend to Harry Houdini. Considered the first American magician to become an international star, he performed extensively on five continents, impressing audiences with his . . . — Map (db m84905) HM
81Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Harry T. Burleigh
Eminent American baritone, composer, and arranger, was born 3 blocks north in 1866. He arranged "Deep River" and other spirituals, and set to music poems by Walt Whitman. Was a student and associate of Dvorak. He died in 1949. — Map (db m41039) HM
82Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Hero of Gettysburg — Brigadier General Strong Vincent — June 17, 1837 — July 7, 1863 —
Hero of Gettysburg Brigadier General Strong Vincent June 17, 1837 — July 7, 1863 Mortally wounded defending his position on Little Roundtop Battle of Gettysburg July 2, 1863 Engaged at Hanover Court House . . . — Map (db m116416) WM
83Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Historic Erie Flagpole
This steel Flagpole was first installed in 1938 at the SE corner of E. 6th & French Sts. by Erie Insurance Co-Founder and President H. O. Hirt when Erie moved its Home Office to the historic C. F. Adams Building (now Erie Insurance Heritage . . . — Map (db m116397) HM
84Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Horace Greeley
Herein resided during the years of 1830-1831 Horace Greeley printer, editor and founder of the New York Tribune "Go west, young man, go west" — Map (db m116409) HM
85Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — In Commemoration of Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski
Father of American Cavalry Born in Poland March 4, 1748 Died in the service of the American colonies at the siege of Savannah, Georgia October 11, 1779 — Map (db m116428) WM
86Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — In Memory of the Soldiers and Sailors from Erie County Who Gave Their Lives To Save The Union
[Front:] In memory of the Soldiers and Sailors from Erie County who gave their lives to save the Union [Back:] "We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under . . . — Map (db m116381) WM
87Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — In Memory of Those Who Paid the Supreme Sacrifice in the World War
In memory of those who paid the ★ Supreme Sacrifice ★ in the World War Erected by Service Star Legion No.1 M.O.D.Map (db m116473) WM
88Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Industrial Erie
The post Civil War Industrial Revolution propelled Erie toward a manufacturing economy. Watson Manufacturing (now GAF) built a facility at the site of the defunct Erie Extension Canal operations. The city developed the adjacent land . . . — Map (db m116442) HM
89Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — James N. Thompson Land Lighthouse Park
This historical park was rededicated in 2011 in the memory of James N. Thompson, four-term Erie City Councilman, citizen advocate, businessman and founding member of the Friends of the Poor. Jim served as City Council President in 2002, 2004, . . . — Map (db m116439) HM
90Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — John Nelson — (1917-1959)
Chief Steward & President, United Electrical Workers Union Local 506, 1942-1959. Accused of McCarthy-era Communist activity, he was the first union leader fired by General Electric, 1953. He defended workers’ civil liberties while UE represented him . . . — Map (db m84904) HM
91Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Judah Colt House — c. 1820
Hon. Judah Colt (1761-1832), one of Erie County's earliest citizens, settled at Colt Station, 1796, as the agent for Pennsylvania Population Co., the county's first land developer. Moved to Borough of Erie, 1804, serving as Burgess, 1813 & 1820-21. . . . — Map (db m132253) HM
92Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Kennedy Double House
Erected in 1840, the last of three Federal style houses built at 5th & Holland by prominent brickmaker David Kennedy. It is typical of double houses occupied by workers of the period rear wings added in 1860's. Listed on National Register of . . . — Map (db m116417) HM
93Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Kennedy Row Houses
In 1832, prominent brickmaker, builder and borough councilman David Kennedy built the Federal-style corner house as his residence. A unique feature is the oversized brick rear section added in 1879. Kennedy, a weaver by trade from Ulster, completed . . . — Map (db m116418) HM
94Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — King Pavilion
Named in honor of Harborcreek Township's Fallen Son Cpl. Jarrid King 693rd Sapper Company who died in service to his country January 12, 2011 Ghazni Province, Afghanistan Dedicated this Memorial Day, 2011 by his family, . . . — Map (db m132204) WM
95Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Korean War Memorial
Dedicated to those men and women who so gallantly served their country during the Korean War 1950 - 1953 [Left side:] Erie County Korean Veterans Killed In Action ACKERMAN, Robert Charles AMES, William H. BALDWIN, . . . — Map (db m116389) WM
96Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Korean War Memorial
[Front:] Freedom is not free 1950 Korea 1953 [Back:] The Forgotten War Remembered Korean Service Korea — Map (db m116480) WM
97Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Lafayette Visit
On this site June 3, 1825, the great French & American patriot, Marquis de La Fayette (1757-1834), a Major General and aide to General George Washington during the American Revolution, was entertained in the French Street home of Erie Pioneer Judah . . . — Map (db m12093) HM
98Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Lawrence Hall — 1971
Launched in May of 1813, the brig Lawrence was named after Captain James Lawrence, who gave the command "Don't Give Up the Ship," as he lay dying. Sister ship to the Niagara, the Lawrence had a crew of 134 and was armed with the . . . — Map (db m132210) HM
99Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Leo's Landing
From Boats to Birds This small sandpit, encompassing 18 acres of wetlands, is known today as Leo's Landing. Historically, it was known as the West Boat Livery. Leo Hess and others operated the West Boat Livery and docks here from 1938 until . . . — Map (db m132256) HM
100Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Little Italy
This marker is dedicated to our Italian ancestors who immigrated to Erie from all regions of Italy and established Little Italy. The first Italians settled in Erie around 1864. In 1895, there were four Italian settlements in Erie, and Little Italy . . . — Map (db m116453) HM

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