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By Don Morfe, October 12, 2015
Fishing Creek Confederacy Marker
Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Benton — Fishing Creek Confederacy
Alarmed about draft resistance, the federal government deployed 800 troops to the Fishing Creek Valley in August 1864 to suppress the opposition. Peace Democrats suspected of Confederate sympathies were questioned at the Christian church near this . . . — Map (db m89911) HM
Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Berwick — Berwick Founder, Settlers, and Pioneers 1786 1936

(front) 1747 — Evan Owen — 1819 Purchaser of the Site and Founder of the Town.

- First Settlers - 1786 Robert and John Brown named the town Berwick, after Berwick-upon-Tweed, England

- Pioneers . . . — Map (db m119515) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Berwick — Edith Emaline Orvis 1877 1971 Christian Humanitarian

Who gave her talents in loving concern to the immigrants of 1919 - Berwick - 1961 — Map (db m119527) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Berwick — Evan Owen

To honor the memory of Evan Owen Founder of Berwick

Evan Owen 1746 1819 His wife Jane Owen 1751 1829 — Map (db m119567) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Berwick — Gene Harvey

In memory of

Gene Harvey

who for 48 years delighted Berwick's children and adults with his unselfish portrayal of

Santa Claus — Map (db m119509) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Berwick — Jackson Mansion

This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m119565) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Berwick — Nescopeck
Name of Shawnee-Delaware Indian village located here. From Braddock's defeat in 1755 until Fort Augusta was built in 1756 it was a rallying point for Indians hostile to the English — Map (db m89701) HM
Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Berwick — Replica of the Statue of Liberty

With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States

The Boy Scouts of America

dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and and . . . — Map (db m119508) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Berwick — World War II Memorial

These memorial rose beds dedicated in commemoration of our men and women who served in World War II

Let none forget they gave their all and faltered not when came the callMap (db m119529) WM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Berwick — World War Memorial 1914 In Memoriam 1918

Dedicated to all men of Berwick and Vicinity who fought in the World War - to those who fought and lived, and those who fought and died; to those who gave much, and those who gave all. ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Arthur Belles . . . — Map (db m119513) WM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 100-106 West Main Street

This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983 — Map (db m89851) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 111 West Main Street

Property of Special Merit

Awarded by The Bloomsburg Historic Preservation Society — Map (db m119388) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 118 East Main Street

This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983 — Map (db m119404) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 128 West Main Street

This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983 — Map (db m119427) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 134-140 East Main Street

This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983 — Map (db m119426) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 142-144 West Main Street

This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983 — Map (db m119428) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 225 Market Street

This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983 — Map (db m119386) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 235 Market Street

This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983 — Map (db m119342) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 246 West Main Street

This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983 — Map (db m116464) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 259 West Main Street

This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983 — Map (db m116462) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 261 West Main Street

This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983 — Map (db m116461) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 317 Market Street

This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983 — Map (db m119341) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 325 Market Street

This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983 — Map (db m119340) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 401 Market Street

This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983 — Map (db m119337) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 419 Market Street

This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983 — Map (db m119336) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 445-447 Market Street

This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983 — Map (db m119329) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — 56-64 East Main Street

This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983 — Map (db m119402) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Beth Israel Congregation

This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983 — Map (db m119473) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Carver Hall

This property contributes to the Bloomsburg Historic District Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1983 — Map (db m116465) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Columbia County
Formed March 22, 1813 out of Northumberland County. Named in honor of America. County seat, Bloomsburg, became this State's only incorporated town in 1870. A Friends meetinghouse was built at Catawissa about 1789. "Twin covered bridges" at Forks are . . . — Map (db m89850) HM
Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Columbia County Courthouse
The first Columbia County Courthouse was built on this site in 1848. It was designed by Napoleon LeBrun, the same architect who designed the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. The original courthouse is not the core of the building you see here. If . . . — Map (db m89892) HM
Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — David Jewett Waller Born at Wilkesbarre, Jan'y 16, 1815 — Died Dec. 7, 1893 Son of Phineas and Elizabeth Jewett Waller

First Pastor Presbyterian Church of Bloomsburg Pa., 1839 - 1871 — Map (db m119472) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — First Presbyterian Church

Property of Special Merit

Awarded by The Bloomsburg Historic Preservation Society — Map (db m119339) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Fort McClure
Early in 1781 the McClure house was stockaded by the noted Indian fighter, Moses Van Campen, to protect settlers in this region after destruction of Fort Jenkins in 1780. Site on the north bank of the Susquehanna in present Bloomsburg. — Map (db m46287) HM
Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Fort Wheeler
A stockade-type fort was built here in 1778 along Fishing Creek by Moses Van Campen. It served during the Revolution as a refuge against the Indians, by whom it was once attacked. Van Campen was the noted Indian scout of this region — Map (db m89909) WM
Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Japanese Split Beech
. . . — Map (db m119345) HM
Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Pursel Store Building Established 1893

Frank Patterson Pursel Proprietor, (1893-1936)

Frank P. Pursel, Jr. & Charles W.M. Pursel Proprietors, (1936-1957)

Pursel Store Building Trust (1957-1975)

Frank P. Pursel, III & Charles W.M. Pursel, Jr. Owners, . . . — Map (db m119392) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Replica of the Statue of Liberty

With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States

The Boy Scouts of America

dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and and . . . — Map (db m119324) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Saint Paul's Episcopal Church

Property of Special Merit

Awarded by The Bloomsburg Historic Preservation Society — Map (db m119394) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — War Hero Memorial Pinery

The Bloomsburg State Normal School Class of 1919 dedicated this memorial to 16 former students - 15 soldiers and a nurse - who died during World War I. It included sixteen trees in the shape of a six-pointed star, one for each of the fallen. By . . . — Map (db m116477) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — War Memorial

Freedom — no word was ever spoken that has held out greater hope, demanded greater sacrifice, needed more to be nurtured, blessed more the giver, damned more its destroyer or come closer to being God's will on earth. General of the . . . — Map (db m119006) WM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Wesley United Methodist Church

Property of Special Merit

Awarded by The Bloomsburg Historic Preservation Society — Map (db m119385) HM

Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Bloomsburg — Wyoming Path
Important path linking the many Indian settlements in the Wyoming Valley with Shamokin, now Sunbury. In 1742 Count Zinzendorf, organizer of Moravian missions, came this way after visiting the Shawnees at Wyoming. — Map (db m46286) HM
Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Catawissa — Catawissa Friends Meeting
The nearby friends meeting-house, built about 1775, was the place of worship for early Quaker settlers among the pioneers of this region. Catawissa itself was laid out by William Hughes, a Berks County Quaker. — Map (db m46230) HM
Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Cleveland — 1940 Chevrolet Fire Truck
1940 Chevrolet Fire Truck Originally owned by the Ralpho Fire Company, Overlook, PA Purchased by Knobels in May 1972. Used for the flood clean-up in June 1972 & various pumping duties since. Body restored in 2007- 2008. . . . — Map (db m122674) HM
Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Franklin — Grand Carousel
Grand Carousel Hand carved in 1913 by master carver Charles Carmel. This carousel was purchased by Knoebels in 1941 and moved here from Rahway, N.J. Its 63 horses and 3 chariots make it one of the largest remaining carousels in the country. . . . — Map (db m122648) HM
Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Franklin — Grand Carousel
[plaque]Grand Carousel Purchased: 1941. Opened: 1942 Previous Location: Riverside Park, Rahway, NJ This large 4 abreast carousel was built by George Kremer in 1913 using a Looff platform and horses carved by Charles Carmel. It features 63 . . . — Map (db m122649) HM
Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Franklin — Swimming Hole
Swimming Hole A natural swimming hole on Roaring Creek attracted the first visitors to Knoebels farm. Admission: With bath house 10 Visitors Horse Fed & Stabled 25 — Map (db m122641) HM
Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Franklin — The Newest Old Covered Bridge
The newest Old Covered Bridge in the world, built 1975. "The Park's Beginning" was 100 feet upstream where the original Knoebels Groves Covered Bridge and old swimming hole were located. That bridge was replaced by the modern highway bridge in 1940. — Map (db m122643) HM
Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Lime Ridge — Fort Jenkins
A stockaded house used as a settler's refuge was situated here on the bank overlooking the river, 1778-80, when it was destroyed by the Indians. The land was later owned by James Wilson, an author of the Constitution. — Map (db m89910) WM

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