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Saxonburg, Pennsylvania Historical Markers

 
John and Carl Roebling House plaque image, Touch for more information
By Mike Wintermantel, July 11, 2012
John and Carl Roebling House plaque
Pennsylvania (Butler County), Saxonburg — John and Carl Roebling HouseBuilt in 1832
Many of the newly arrived settlers stayed here until they could build their own houses. — Map (db m57554) HM
Pennsylvania (Butler County), Saxonburg — KDKA "Dog House"1937-1940
This little building housed a "Spider Coil" at the base of the KDKA 718 foot broadcasting tower at Saxonburg. It provided a smooth path for the 50,000 watt signal to the world. — Map (db m57455) HM
Pennsylvania (Butler County), Saxonburg — The Roeblings
John A. Roebling, inventor of steel wire rope and designer of the Brooklyn Bridge, began business at Saxonburg, founded by him in 1832. His son, Washington A. Roebling, who built the Brooklyn Bridge, was born here in 1837. — Map (db m40575) HM
Pennsylvania (Butler County), Saxonburg — William A. Smith
Known as “Uncle Billy” Smith. In 1859, he drilled the world's first successful oil well with tools that he made in his blacksmith shop near Tarentum. The well, 69½ feet deep, was drilled near Titusville for Colonel Edwin Drake. . . . — Map (db m42642) HM

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