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Tionesta, Pennsylvania Historical Markers

 
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By Mike Wintermantel
Damascus Marker
Pennsylvania (Forest County), Tionesta — Damascus
Later name of Zeisberger's "Lower Town," located on opposite side of river here. Residence of a Seneca sentinel chief at the time. Town name was taken from the Munsee word, "muskrat." — Map (db m111179) HM
Pennsylvania (Forest County), Tionesta — Forest County
Formed April 11, 1848 from Jefferson County. Named for its extensive forests. Part of Venango County was added, 1866, and county seat moved from Marienville to Tionesta. Area notable for its Indian paths, and Zeisberger's mission to the Munsees, . . . — Map (db m59079) HM
Pennsylvania (Forest County), Tionesta — Forest County
Forest County created by Legislature, 1848 County Seat, Marienville. Venango County townships added in 1866. Tionesta more central to occupied land and historic oil discoveries, became County Seat. Forest County named for it's Virgin Lumber. . . . — Map (db m138551) HM
Pennsylvania (Forest County), Tionesta — History Marching on Seneca Towns
In August of 1779, Colonel Daniel Brodhead and 605 American rebels passed two miles east of here. They were the Brodhead Expedition of the Revolutionary War, sent to punish the Munsee and Seneca Indians for siding with the British and raiding . . . — Map (db m138833) HM
Pennsylvania (Forest County), Tionesta — Howard Zahniser (1906-1964)
Conservationist and architect of National Wilderness Preservation System Act of 1964. Although he died four months before President Lyndon Johnson signed the bill, his efforts led to the preservation of over 100 million acres across the nation. . . . — Map (db m39881) HM
Pennsylvania (Forest County), Tionesta — Hunters Station Bridge Bearing Block

Fixed Shoe or Bearing Block Hunters Station Bridge over Allegheny River 1934 - 2017 — Map (db m138937) HM

Pennsylvania (Forest County), Tionesta — Lieutenant John Range 1746 1846
Who for valiant service in the Revolutionary War was granted the land upon which Tionesta now stands. — Map (db m138553) HM
Pennsylvania (Forest County), Tionesta — Refugee Towns
This part of the Allegheny was allotted to Munsee and other displaced Indians by the Seneca before 1750. In 1767-70 Zeisberger worked among these refugee groups, then occupying three towns along the river here. — Map (db m39883) HM
Pennsylvania (Forest County), Tionesta — Tionesta

The first settler where Tionesta Borough now stands was John Range who came here in 1816 to claim his 258 acre land patent. He served in the French & Indian War and in the American Revolution. For his service, he was granted this land . . . — Map (db m138980) HM

Pennsylvania (Forest County), Tionesta — When Timber Was King

This statue was created to honor the men who worked in the woods and mills, carving Forest County out of the wilderness and producing needed goods that helped to propel the building of America. Some of the most successful lumbermen . . . — Map (db m138930) HM


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Apr. 4, 2020