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Windber, Pennsylvania Historical Markers

 
Alan Freed Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
Alan Freed Marker
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Windber — Alan Freed (1921-1965)
Disc jockey who coined the term “Rock & Roll” in the early 1950s. Freed used the term to describe up-tempo black rhythm and blues records he played as DJ “Moondog” on his radio show. Freed further popularized this music . . . — Map (db m21575) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Windber — Johnny Weissmuller (1902-1984)
Champion swimmer and motion picture hero. Best known as star of a dozen “Tarzan” films produced for MGM and RKO, 1932-1948. He earlier won fame as a swimmer: developed the “American crawl,” set 67 world records, and won five . . . — Map (db m21581) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Windber — The Coal Miner By Lawrence Whitaker
This statue presented to the citizens of this community by the district schoolchildren and dedicated to the men of the mines who by their labor and loyalty have helped to make Windber one of the best towns in the nation...1952 In honor of the . . . — Map (db m21572) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Windber — Windber
Founded 1897 by the Berwind-White Coal Mining Co. Distinctive among bituminous coal towns, this community had a large independent center surrounded by 13 "patch towns." Among notable structures built by Berwind-White were the Wilmore Building here . . . — Map (db m21582) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Windber — Windber Area Victims of July 20th 1977 Flood
Susan Zidzik Helen M. Zidzik George A. Zidzik Andrew Koharchik Margie Koharchik — Map (db m21574) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Windber — Windber Strike of 1922-23
Windber-area Berwind White workers joined a national strike by United Mine Workers of America in April 1922 for improved wages and working conditions, civil liberties, and recognition. The strike lasted 16 months; families of strikers were evicted . . . — Map (db m21579) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Windber — Windber Veteran's Park
This park is dedicated to all service men and women past, present and future. The freedom we enjoy today is a result of their efforts and sacrifices. Tomorrow's freedom and prosperity throughout the free world depends on the men and women who serve . . . — Map (db m21584) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Windber — Windber War Memorial Remembrance
This hallowed shrine is dedicated in memory of our valiant heroes of all wars In honor of those who died and to those who were willing to die That this nation under God shall preserve our heritage and guard the faith of those who fought . . . — Map (db m21580) HM

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