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Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania Historical Markers

 
Charles J. Margiotti Marker image, Touch for more information
By Mike Wintermantel, November 5, 2011
Charles J. Margiotti Marker
Pennsylvania (Jefferson County), Punxsutawney — Charles J. Margiotti(1891-1956)
Prominent lawyer, business executive, and civic and political leader, Margiotti was appointed Pennsylvania Attorney General, 1935-1938, by Governor George Earle. He was among the first Italian Americans to hold such a post in the United States. He . . . — Map (db m49195) HM
Pennsylvania (Jefferson County), Punxsutawney — Great Shamokin Path
This major Indian path, connecting the Susquehanna and Allegheny rivers, paralleled the present highway at this point. Long used by Native Americans as a thoroughfare for hunting and trade, it was traveled by Delaware and Shawnee warriors during the . . . — Map (db m49196) HM
Pennsylvania (Jefferson County), Punxsutawney — Groundhog Day
As early as 1886, German immigrants here observed Groundhog Day and established the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club in 1899. According to folklore, if the hibernating groundhog—known as Punxsutawney Phil—leaves its burrow on February 2 and . . . — Map (db m39891) HM

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