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1829 Stourbridge Lion Marker image, Touch for more information
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
1829 Stourbridge Lion Marker
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — 1829 Stourbridge Lion
On Park Street (US 6/ PA 191).
Honesdale-Birthplace of America's Commercial Railroad — Map (db m89391) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — 9/11 Memorial — Lest We Ever Forget — World Trade Center Towers, The Pentagon, Shanksville PA
On 9th Street at Court Street, on the left when traveling east on 9th Street.

On a clear day, September 11, 2001 America suffered surprise attacks by foreign terrorists upon her homeland. At the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon outside Washington, and finally in a field near a village named Shanksville in . . . — Map (db m101307) HM WM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Christy Mathewson — To The Memory Of
On Willow Avenue (U.S. 6) south of Lincoln Street, on the right when traveling south.

Famous Pitcher of the New York Giants

who in 1898 and 1899 on the adjacent silk mill flats led the old Honesdale Eagles to many a victory and started a career which has been unexcelled in the annals of professional . . . — Map (db m116007) HM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Delaware & Hudson Canal
On Main Street (US 6) at 8th Street on Main Street (US 6).
Terminus of the waterway uniting the Hudson and Delaware rivers. Built in 1825-28. A gravity railroad feeder reached to Carbondale. For 70 years the anthracite trade outlet for the region. — Map (db m89443) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Delaware & Hudson Gravity Railroad Coal Wagon

This coal wagon is a full sized replica of the wagon used on the D&H Gravity Railroad to transport anthracite coal from Carbondale to Honesdale from 1828 until 1898. The loaded wagons traveled a distance of 15.5 miles. The empty wagons . . . — Map (db m101629) HM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — 17 — F. M. Crane House
On Church Street (U.S. 6) north of 9th Street, on the left when traveling north.
. . . — Map (db m101564) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — 4 — First Baptist Church
On Church Street (U.S. 6) at 12th Street, on the right when traveling north on Church Street.
. . . — Map (db m101329) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Former Site of the Lincoln Elementary School — 1926 - 1996
On Willow Avenue (U.S. 6) south of Lincoln Street, on the right when traveling south.

[Title is text] — Map (db m116006) HM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Gibbons Memorial Park
On the end of Gibbons Park Road, off Cliff Street.

Presented in the Year of 1955 to the People of Honesdale by Frances Haag Gibbons in memory of her husband Austin Flint Gibbons and his parents Dr. and Mrs. Peter S. Gibbons — Map (db m127209) HM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — 12 — Grace Episcopal Church
On 9th Street at Church Street (Route 6), on the right when traveling east on 9th Street.
. . . — Map (db m101327) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Heroes of 1776-Residents of Wayne County
On Park Street (US 6/ PA 191).
Wayne Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, dedicates this monument to the memory of the heroes of 1776, Residents of Wayne County.

Deliverance Adams, John Ainsley, Joseph Ainsley, John Andrews, Jonathan Arnold, Sarah Benjamin, Stephen . . . — Map (db m89390) WM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Honesdale
On West Park Street (US 6) at Meadow Lane on West Park Street (US 6).
Named for Philip Hone, noted New York merchant-diarist, who pioneered in developing transportation and anthracite resources of the region. Laid out 1827 as head of D&H Canal. County seat since 1841. — Map (db m89385) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Jennie Brownscombe Birthplace — 1850 - 1936
On Cliff Street south of Gibbons Park Road, on the left when traveling north.

Painter famous for "First Thanksgiving" Member, Wayne Chapter, DAR — Map (db m127218) HM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Lincoln Nomination
On 9th Street.
In May, 1859, Horace Greeley met with notable political leaders to create a boom to nominate Abraham Lincoln for President. The events that ensued at the Republican National Convention in Chicago paralleled the strategy planned at the parley held in . . . — Map (db m89442) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Ruth McGinnis — (1911-1974)
On Main Street (U.S. 6) south of 6th Street, on the left when traveling south.

Women's Pocket Billiard Champion of the World (1932-40), the best US woman player for over 30 years, and inductee in Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame. Defeated Babe Didrikson Zaharias and toured with Willie Mosconi. She got her start . . . — Map (db m104076) HM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Saint Mary Magdalen Parish Cemetery Children's Memorial
On Fair Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 191) north of Stanton Street, on the right when traveling north.

Dedicated Nov. 2, 1930. to the memory of the Four Hundred Children of St. Mary Magdalen Parish buried in this plot 1859 - 1889.

'Suffer children to come to me, and forbid them not. For such is the kingdom of God.' Luke . . . — Map (db m128842) HM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — 18 — Senator Kingsbury House
On Church Street (U.S. 6) north of 9th Street, on the left when traveling north.
. . . — Map (db m101565) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Snubbing Post
On Main Street (U.S. 6) at Park Street, on the left when traveling south on Main Street.

from Hintze Lock Delaware and Hudson Canal

The speed of a boat entering the lock was controlled by giving a line a turn around this post — Map (db m101333) HM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Stourbridge Lion
On Main Street (US 6) at 8th Street on Main Street (US 6).
A replica of the famous Stourbridge Lion, first locomotive run on rails in the U.S., 1829, is housed here. Beside it is the Eclipse, original passenger coach on the D & H Gravity Railroad. — Map (db m89386) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Stourbridge Lion
On Park Street (US 6/ PA 191) at Main Street on Park Street (US 6/ PA 191).
Here began the trial run of the first locomotive operated by steam on rails in the U.S., Aug. 8, 1829. The Lion was English-built for use on levels of the Gravity Railroad. It was piloted by Horatio Allen. — Map (db m89388) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — The Stourbridge Lion
On Main Street (U.S. 6) at Park Street, on the left when traveling south on Main Street.

Near this site on August 8th 1829 The Stourbridge Lion the first locomotive to run on rails in America made its trial trip on the railroad of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company with Horatio Allen as engineer

To . . . — Map (db m101332) HM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — The Tallman Bridge — Duty • Honor • Country
On Church Street (U.S. 6) at the Lackawaxen River, on the right when traveling north on Church Street.

Dedicated 2011 in memory of Brigadier General Richard J. Tallman Born in Honesdale 1925 Killed in Action, Vietnam 1972

[Combat Infantry Badge, Third Award]

Graduate of Honesdale HS and the US Military Academy he led infantry . . . — Map (db m101331) HM WM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — War Memorial
On Church Street (U.S. 6) at 9th Street, on the right when traveling north on Church Street.

For those who have given the supreme sacrifice in defense of our country

World War I • World War II Korea • Viet Nam

MIA POW — Map (db m101312) WM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Washington Irving and the "Irving Cliff" Hotel — The Irving Cliff

Author and editor Washington Irving was born in New York City on April 3, 1783. Irving achieved international fame for his fictional works, including the stories Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, as well as for his . . . — Map (db m127213) HM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Wayne County
On Court Street.
Formed on March 21, 1798, from Northampton County. Named for Gen. Anthony Wayne. Site of test run of Stourbridge Lion, first locomotive in U.S. to run on a commercial track. Honesdale, county seat, incorporated 1831, was western terminus of D & H . . . — Map (db m89444) HM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Wayne County Civil War Monument
On Court Street north of 9th Street, on the left when traveling north.
1869. This monument was erected by the Ladies Monumental Association of Wayne County, to the memory of our dead who fell, "That government of the people, by the people, and for the people, should not perish from the . . . — Map (db m89446) WM
Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Wayne County Walk of Honor — Gone, But Not Forgotten
On Court Street north of 9th Street, on the right when traveling north.

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands; one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

[Armed Services Emblems]

Wayne County Cemeteries . . . — Map (db m101311) WM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Wayne County World War I Memorial
On Park Street (U.S. 6) west of West Street, on the right when traveling west.

These tablets are dedicated by the Grateful Citizens of Wayne County Pennsylvania to their sons and daughters who, in a spirit of patriotism and devotion, served the United States and the Allies in the World War 1917-1918

Died in the . . . — Map (db m116008) WM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — Wayne Memorial Hospital
On Park Street (U.S. 6) west of West Street, on the right when traveling west.

Rededicated on the occasion of its 75th anniversary to those from Wayne and Pike Counties who gave their lives in service in wars and conflicts from World War I to the present

September 1995 — Map (db m116014) WM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — World War II Memorial — 1941 • Roll of Honor • 1945
On Court Street north of 9th Street, on the right when traveling north.

In honor of the men and women of Wayne County, Pennsylvania who served their country in World War II and in memory of the following who made the supreme sacrifice

Forrest K. Ames • Joseph G. Andres • John W. Armstrong • . . . — Map (db m101309) WM

Pennsylvania (Wayne County), Honesdale — 20 — Zenas Russell House
On Church Street (U.S. 6) at 8th Street, on the right when traveling north on Church Street.
. . . — Map (db m101563) HM

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