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142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Memorial Sculpture image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2009
142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Memorial Sculpture
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Somerset — 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer InfantryMustered into service September 1, 1862, mustered out May 29, 1865 — "The love of country guides us"
The 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, commanded by Colonel Robert Parson Cummins, former Somerset County Sheriff, enrolled 935 officers and men in 1862. Companies C, D & F were raised in Somerset County. The regiment took part in over twenty . . . — Map (db m23097) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Somerset — Adam Schneider
Laid out the north half of the settlement renamed Somerset in 1795. Schneider and his brother Jacob conducted the first store in Somerset. It stood on this site. — Map (db m23096) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Somerset — Ankeny Square
Set aside for burial ground and place of worship on the original plat of Milfordstown by Ulrich Bruner, 1787, and by Peter Ankeny in 1789 when he laid out the south side of the settlement renamed Somerset in 1795. — Map (db m23093) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Somerset — Blue Star Memorial Highway
A tribute to the Armed Forces that have defended the United States of America. Following World War II, the National Council of State Garden Clubs designated certain national roads as "Blue Star Memorial Highway", as a living memorial to "all . . . — Map (db m307) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Somerset — Early Bible
In a log cabin located on this site, Charles Frederick Goeb printed a Bible in 1813. It was the first Bible printed west of the Allegheny Mountains. — Map (db m55525) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Somerset — Edgewood Aerie 1801 F.O.E. World War II Memorial
Roll of Honor Dedicated to the two hundred fifty two members of Edgewood Aerie 1801 F.O.E. who served and to the sacred memory of these who gave their lives in World War II Howard A. Baldwin John Banyor Wallace J. Bishop . . . — Map (db m23105) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Somerset — Harmon Husband
Leader of North Carolina revolt against the British, he fled under an assumed name in 1771. Somerset's first settler; lived at Coffee Springs farm some years. Became a pamphleteer and active in the Whiskey Rebellion. Died in 1795. — Map (db m21568) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Somerset — Quecreek Mine Accident and Rescue
On July 28, 2002, nine coal miners, trapped for four days due to flooding of the Quecreek Mine, were saved via a rescue shaft drilled here. Combined efforts of local, state, and federal agencies, mining and other industries, local mine workers, . . . — Map (db m24163) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Somerset — Somerset County
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Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Somerset — Somerset County Korean War / Vietnam War Memorial
Died in Service [Provides an honor roll of names] — Map (db m22807) WM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Somerset — Somerset County World War I Memorial
In honor of the gallant men and women of Somerset County who served in the World War and in memory of the following who made the supreme sacrifice 1917-1919 November 11, 1925 — Map (db m22381) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Somerset — Somerset County World War II Memorial
Died in Service [Provides an honor roll of names] — Map (db m22797) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Somerset — The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway"Father of the Interstate Highway System"
In August 1973, the U.S. Congress designated a cross-country stretch of Interstate as the “Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway,” in tribute to President Eisenhower’s early recognition of the need for a national network of highways to enhance . . . — Map (db m7239) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Somerset — Wind Power
Windmills on the horizon Wind is an abundant resource, which can be used to generate pollution-free electricity. On the distant horizon is the Somerset wind farm which is one of several wind farms of Pennsylvania. This wind farm has six . . . — Map (db m12278) HM

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