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By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2017
Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Miners Memorial
Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Forest City — Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Miners Memorial Forest City, Pa.

You gave us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses Some settled in what the world recognized as the Hard Coal Region

In memory of: Those who built our small towns labored and died in the mining industry to provide for a better . . . — Map (db m104304) HM

Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Forest City — Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel (1882-1936)
Entertainment pioneer who operated the Family Theater on Main St. in 1908-11. Here he introduced innovations such as perfuming audiences and daylight films. He took his ideas to New York City, opening the Roxy Theater and bringing the Rockettes to . . . — Map (db m89345) HM
Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Forest City — War Memorial

Dedicated by Post No. 524 American Legion Forest City, Pa. in memory of their comrades of Forest City and vicinity who offered their lives in defense of humanity in the World War 1914 - 1918 . . . — Map (db m104303) WM

Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Great Bend — "Lokies" boost coal production ...
Made in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, this battery powered locomotive or "lokie," hauled cars full of anthracite coal from the mine's depths to the surface for processing in the coal breaker. "Lokies," replaced mules in the transportation of coal out of . . . — Map (db m35558) HM
Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Great Bend — Joseph Smith
Founder of Mormonism, once lived a few miles east of here prior to 1830. Much of the translation of the "Golden Plates" for the Book of Mormon is said to have been done there. Site now owned by the Church of Latter Day Saints. — Map (db m89350) HM
Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Great Bend — Pennsylvania
Founded 1681 by William Penn as a Quaker Commonwealth. Birthplace of THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE and THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES — Map (db m89349) HM
Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Harford — Civil War Memorial

Members of Harvey S. Rice Post No. 620 G.A.R. Dept. of Pa.

Capt. A. T. Sweet, W. S. Withers A. T. Brundage, T. M. Maynard G. L. Payne. No. 2. H. Blanding E. Flint, E. G. Peck, S. B. York G. S. Doloway, C. A. Stearns U. Sloan, . . . — Map (db m103848) WM

Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Harford — Galusha Grow

Father of the Homestead Act, opening western lands to free settlement in 1862. Speaker of the House 1861-63. Returned to Congress 1893-1903. Educated at Franklin Academy, Harford, and buried in this cemetery. — Map (db m103769) HM

Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Harford — Harford, Penna.

This tablet erected in 1940, to the memory of nine young men

M. Thatcher J. Carpenter R. Follet E. Titus C. Richardson H. Tiffany S. Thatcher D. Carpenter J. Carpenter

from Attleboro, Massachusetts who settled here . . . — Map (db m103845) HM

Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Harford — Original Congregational Bell

Installed in 1836 Removed in 1941 and replaced by Methodist Bell of 1878 Placed here in 1978

Bell donated by Dr. Ray A. Barnard

Mounting in memory of Devere B. Decker — Map (db m103739) HM

Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Harford — Soldiers Orphan School

In commemoration of the deeds of valor of her native sons in the War of the Rebellion, the State of Pennsylvania maintained the Harford Soldiers Orphan School on these grounds from 1865 to 1901 for the education of their children. . . . — Map (db m103858) HM

Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Kingsley — Galusha Grow

Father of the Homestead Act, opening western lands to free settlement in 1862, lived at nearby Glenwood. Speaker of the House, 1861-63, and member of Congress, 1893-1903. Died in 1907; buried in Harford Cemetery a few miles from here. — Map (db m89347) HM

Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Lanesboro — Site of St. John's Church and Cemetery

Site of the original St. John's Church and cemetery constructed in 1847 by Father John Vincent O'Reilly to serve the Erie Railroad Workers building the Star[r]ucca viaduct.

In 1853 the parish moved to Susquehanna as the workers followed the . . . — Map (db m104392) HM

Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Lanesboro — Starrucca Viaduct
Built in 1847-48 by the Erie Railroad, it is the oldest stone railroad bridge in the State in use today. Viaduct is 1040 feet long, 100 feet high and 25 feet wide at the top. — Map (db m52942) HM
Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Lanesboro — Starrucca Viaduct - The Bridge of Stone

[Marker Panel 1] Starrucca Viaduct Constructed 1847-1848 Elevation - 1000 feet above sea level Length - 1040 feet Height - 100 feet Width of Deck - 26 feet Number of Arches - 17 Depth of Pier Footings - 6 to 9 feet . . . — Map (db m104387) HM

Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Montrose — Civil War Memorial

"With malice toward none, with charity for all" Abraham Lincoln

Dedicated to the memory of the Union Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Army Nurses, who served during the War for the Preservation of the Union. 1861 . . . — Map (db m103885) WM

Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Montrose — Civil War Memorial

In memory of the Citizen Soldiers of Susquehanna County, who gave their lives for the preservation of the Union, in the War of 1861, 65.

Give Then The Dead Their Due

The Union must and shall be . . . — Map (db m103886) WM

Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Montrose — Homestead Bill of 1862

This boulder from the farm of Hon. Galusha A. Grow Glenwood Pennsylvania commemorates his Homestead Bill of 1862. The near-by elm grew on the first homestead taken under this act. It was brought here by the first homesteader . . . — Map (db m103878) HM

Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Montrose — Mary Borthwick

This tree honors the selfless devotion of Susquehanna County's first public health nurse

Mary Borthwick 1918 - 1976 — Map (db m103880) HM

Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Montrose — Susquehanna County

Formed on February 21, 1810 out of Luzerne County. Named for Susquehanna River. Home of Galusha A. Grow, sponsor of 1862 Homestead Act. Montrose, county seat incorporated 1824, was an early Abolitionist center and stop on the Underground . . . — Map (db m103875) HM

Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Montrose — Susquehanna County Courthouse, First Jail, and Second Jail The National Register of Historic Places

In 1812 Post and Bartlet Hinds deeded to this county ten acres for public buildings. In 1996 this site and everything within was placed on the register through the efforts of the Society for the Preservation of Montrose. Of note are the . . . — Map (db m103879) HM

Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Montrose — Sylvanus Mulford House

This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior ——————— This structure has been recorded by the Historic . . . — Map (db m103864) HM

Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Montrose — War Memorial

In grateful recognition to those who served our country for the cause of peace in World War I

"The Legitimate object of war is a more Perfect Peace...." W. T. Sherman . . . — Map (db m103883) WM

Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Oakland — “Go, and Be Baptized” Joseph Smith Property
On May 15, 1829, an angel appeared to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery in the woods near the Smith home. He “said that his name was John, the same who is called John the Baptist in the New Testament.” He conferred the Aaronic Priesthood . . . — Map (db m89360) HM
Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Oakland — Joseph Smith
The founder of Mormonism lived in this vicinity about 1825-29. His infant son is buried in this cemetery. Much of the translation of the Golden Plates for the Book of Mormon was done at a house nearby. — Map (db m47589) HM
Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Springville — Jonathan Jasper Wright (1840-1885)
Jurist, educator, politician. The son of runaway slaves, Wright became the first black lawyer in Pennsylvania. He supported Frederick Douglass in advocating suffrage and legal equality for blacks. During Reconstruction in 1870, he was appointed . . . — Map (db m46559) HM
Pennsylvania (Susquehanna County), Susquehanna — Mother Theresa Maxis Duchemin (1810-1892)
The first American-born African American Catholic nun in the nation and charter member of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the first congregation of religious women of color in the world. In 1845 she helped found the Sisters, Servants of the . . . — Map (db m89363) HM

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