“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Indiana, Pennsylvania Historical Markers

Absalom (Albert) Hazlett Marker image, Touch for more information
By Mike Wintermantel, February 27, 2011
Absalom (Albert) Hazlett Marker
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Indiana — Absalom (Albert) Hazlett(1837-1860)
A staunch abolitionist, Hazlett became a lieutenant in John Brown’s provisional army and participated in the raid on Harper’s Ferry Arsenal in 1859. He was captured, tried, convicted, and hanged for his involvement following the failed Harper’s . . . — Map (db m40562) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Indiana — Indiana County
Formed March 30, 1803 from Westmoreland and Lycoming counties, and once densely forested. Its name memorializes the first inhabitants. County seat, Indiana, was laid out 1805 on land given by George Clymer, signer of the Declaration of Independence. — Map (db m40564) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Indiana — James Maitland Stewart(1908-1997)
Legendary American actor, born and raised in this town. During his long career from 1932-1991, Jimmy Stewart achieved fame on stage, screen, and TV. He won an Academy Award for his role in "The Philadelphia Story." Other films included "Mr. Smith . . . — Map (db m40565) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Indiana — Memorial Park
This site, one of the oldest and most historic in Indiana County, was initially surveyed in 1774 as part of the larger tract known as “Colforgie”. Conrad Rice, an early owner and inhabitant of the tract, deeded the park’s two acres to . . . — Map (db m78062) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Indiana — Moorhead's Fort
About 1781, Fergus Morehead, pioneer settler, built a fort near the buildings about 200 yards south, to protect his family and neighbors from hostile Indians. It was the first permanent settlement in this vicinity. — Map (db m40567) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Indiana — Rural Electrification
In 1936 seventy-five percent of Pennsylvania farms had no electric service. During the next five years, with Federal support, 14 consumer-owned cooperatives were formed in this State. Southwest Central Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation, serving . . . — Map (db m40568) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Indiana — The Rescue of Anthony Hollingsworth
On June 26, 1845, this 12 year-old fugitive slave was captured by slave hunters. Armed residents surrounded the hotel where he was held and demanded his release, defying federal law. Judge Thomas White freed him in the old courthouse on this site. — Map (db m40559) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Indiana — William H. Sylvis
American labor pioneer. Born in Indiana County, 1828. Founder, National Union of Iron Molders, 1859. President, National Labor Union, 1868-1869. Sylvis strove for unity among working men and women regardless of race or nationality. He died, "labor's . . . — Map (db m40561) HM
Pennsylvania (Indianan County), Indiana — The Catawba and Kittanning Native American TrailsCrossing Point of Two Ancient Pathways
The Catawba and Kittanning early Native American paths intersected near this location. The Catawba served as a major north south trail while the Kittanning ran east and west. Both offered Native Americans and early Europeans a path- way to a . . . — Map (db m89218) HM

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