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1st. Lt. Carl F. Cooke Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2018
1st. Lt. Carl F. Cooke Marker
Pennsylvania (Northumberland County), Northumberland — 1st. Lt. Carl F. Cooke1911 - 1944 — in loving memory of our son

Who dared to die that we might live. Born in Northumberland Pa. Son of Geo. & Margaret Cooke Enlisted in 102 Cavalry - Served 4 years W.W.II Wounded in France Sept. 14 1944 Killed in Holland Oct. 27 1944. Awarded Silver Star for . . . — Map (db m119839) WM

Pennsylvania (Northumberland County), Northumberland — Civil War Memorial

Erected by Capt. James Taggart Post, No. 350, Dept. Pa., G.A.R., to the memory of Soldiers of the War of 1861-1865.

"Left on the field of battle to moan out, all alone, the death rattle."

Capt. James Taggart, Co. . . . — Map (db m119767) WM

Pennsylvania (Northumberland County), Northumberland — Joseph Priestley
The noted English scientist, discoverer of oxygen, and Unitarian theologian lived in Northumberland 1794 to 1804. His home and laboratory along the river are now a Priestley memorial and museum. — Map (db m87649) HM
Pennsylvania (Northumberland County), Northumberland — Joseph Priestley
The noted English scientist, discoverer of oxygen, and Unitarian theologian lived in Northumberland, 1794 to 1804. His home and laboratory along the river are now a Priestley memorial and museum. — Map (db m120475) HM
Pennsylvania (Northumberland County), Northumberland — Joseph Priestley House
Home, 1794 - 1804 of the noted English scientist.

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. — Map (db m87643) HM

Pennsylvania (Northumberland County), Northumberland — Pennsylvania Canal
The North Branch and West Branch Divisions, built 1828-34, joined here in Northumberland at a canal basin. Boats with coal from Nanticke or lumber from Williamsport locked down into the river nearby and re-entered the Canal on the west bank. — Map (db m14327) HM
Pennsylvania (Northumberland County), Northumberland — Pennsylvania CanalNorth Branch Division
This Division, built 1829-32, carried coal until 1901, from Nanticoke mines to Northumberland, and from there to inland towns and seaport cities. From Lackawanna Creek downwards there were 2 dams, 14 locks, and 7 aqueducts. Traces of towpath and . . . — Map (db m87646) HM
Pennsylvania (Northumberland County), Northumberland — Veterans Memorial

In memory of our valiant and honored comrades buried in this cemetery. Grant them peace and eternal rest.

Dedicated Nov. 11, 1994Map (db m119838) WM

Pennsylvania (Northumberland County), Northumberland — Wyoming Path
Section of the Iroquois Warriors Path, following the Susquehanna from the Wyoming Valley to Shamokin, now Sunbury. U.S. 11 follows its general route. South of here the trail crossed to Shamokin Island. — Map (db m87648) HM

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