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28th Infantry Division Memorial Marker and Flag Pole image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2017
28th Infantry Division Memorial Marker and Flag Pole
Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Plymouth — 28th Infantry Division Memorial — U.S. Army's Oldest — Established 1879

[Title is text] — Map (db m105180) HM WM

Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Plymouth — Abijah Smith & Company
Established 1807 by Abijah Smith, who had bought 75 acres here on Ransom Creek and was later joined by his brother John. Their shipments of coal by ark down the Susquehanna, begun in 1807, continued for 20 years. This company was, in 1818, the first . . . — Map (db m68746) HM
Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Plymouth — Agnes Flood Line — June 23, 1972

[Title is text] — Map (db m105222) HM

Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Plymouth — Arthur Horace James (1883-1973)
Prominent Pennsylvania Republican politician and public official. Elected Luzerne County District Attorney, 1919-1926; Lieutenant Governor, 1927-1931; and Governor, 1939-1943. Served as a Judge on the Superior Court of the Commonwealth, 1933-1938, . . . — Map (db m19093) HM
Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Plymouth — Avondale Mine Disaster
On September 6, 1869, a fire broke out at the nearby Avondale Colliery, trapping the miners. The eventual death toll was 110. This included five boys between the ages of twelve and seventeen, and two volunteers who were suffocated while attempting . . . — Map (db m68737) HM
Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Plymouth — Coal Miners Memorial — Anthracite Region

Dedicated to All Coal Miners

In Memoriam

Nature bestowed Pennsylvania with deposits of Anthracite coal which contains the highest percentage of fixed carbon. The coal fields approximately 600 square miles from Susquehanna and Wayne . . . — Map (db m105225) HM

Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Plymouth — Gulf War Memorial

Dedicated to all Gulf War Veterans

For a soldiers love and dedication is more than their name in stone

Sgt. Sherwood R. Baker Apr. 26. 2004 — Map (db m105221) WM

Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Plymouth — Sephaniah Reese (1866-1944)
Automobile pioneer, best known for building a 3-wheel, 1-cylinder vehicle here, 1887-88, and operating it on Plymouth's streets. His machine shop, incorporated 1888, was an early bicycle maker; the firm was located here for over 80 years. — Map (db m19094) HM
Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Plymouth — Sergeant Sherwood Baker — In Memory of — Headquarters Battery - 1st Battalion - 109th Field Artillery

[Title is text] — Map (db m105185) WM

Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Plymouth — Shawnee Fort
Designated in 1776 by the Continental Congress as one of a series of forts protecting American colonists from attack during the Revolutionary War. Defended Connecticut settlers from those with competing claims on Wyoming Valley lands. Garrison post . . . — Map (db m68776) HM
Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Plymouth — Vietnam War Memorial

In memory of our Vietnam Veterans Plymouth Pa. who gave their lives for our country

David Lee • Edison Phillips Leonard T. Bish • Joseph Sinkewicz Sterling K. Coates • Frank A. Glowiak Daniel A. Witko . . . — Map (db m105183) HM

Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Plymouth — War Memorial

In honor and memory of all who have served in our nation's conflicts and wars

[Dedicated] Sept. 12, 1965 — Map (db m105186) HM

Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Plymouth — World War I Memorial

Erected by the Grateful Citizens of the Borough and Township of Plymouth in honor of the Sons and Daughters who served in the World War 1914-1919

Heroic Dead John H. Ballamy • Edward C. Bonawitz • Benjamin T. Boyce Patrick F. . . . — Map (db m105174) HM


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