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Sullivan Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians, 1779 Marker image, Touch for more information
By Don Morfe, October 13, 2015
Sullivan Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians, 1779 Marker
Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Black Walnut — Sullivan Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians, 1779Vanderlip's Farm
Fourteen miles from Tunkhannock, Fourth Encampment of Sullivan's Army, on the march from Wyoming to Teaoga August 4-5, 1779, lay on this lowland known as blade Walnut Flats. — Map (db m90564) HM
Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Black Walnut — Sullivan's March
Gen. John Sullivan's army camped on the lowland here Aug. 4, 1779. The fourth encampment between Fort Wyoming and Tioga Point. — Map (db m90563) WM
Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Factoryville — Christy Mathewson(1880-1925)
The famed baseball pitcher was born in Factoryville. Attended Keystone Academy, 1895-98; Bucknell University, 1898-1901. He was with the New York Giants, 1900-26, and Cincinnati Reds, 1916-18; pitched 373 winning games, achieving a National League . . . — Map (db m89330) HM
Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Factoryville — Hometown of Christy MathewsonFactoryville

[Marker panels, from left to right, read]

The greatest pitcher of the 1st Quarter of the 1900's was raised in Factoryville and graduated from Keystone [Academy, now College]. His reputation as a gentleman rivaled his fame as a . . . — Map (db m102839) HM

Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Falls — Sullivan's March
Gen. John Sullivan's army camped on the lowland on the opposite side of the river Aug. 1-2, 1779. It was the second camp from Fort Wyoming at Wilkes-Barre en route to Tioga. — Map (db m90606) WM
Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Falls — Veterans MemorialExeter Township — Falls, PA

To Honor All Veterans Past, Present, & Future

[Armed Services Emblems]

For Service to God and Country — Map (db m100939) WM

Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Falls — West Falls North Disaster Urban Renewal AreaProject No. PA. R-676 (C)

To aid the citizens of Exeter Township in their recovery from the June 1972 "Agnes Flood Disaster"

- Executed by - the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Wyoming [officers not transcribed] - In cooperation with - Wyoming . . . — Map (db m100940) HM

Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Falls — Wyolutimunk
Across the river is the site of the Indian town. "King" Tedyuscung stopped here with Frederick Post, May 17, 1760, on his way to Tioga and the "great concourse in the West." — Map (db m90607) HM
Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), La Plume — Veterans Memorial

Honoring all who have proudly served our great nation — Map (db m100886) WM

Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Laceyville — Veterans MemorialAll Gave Some ... Some Gave All

In honor and in memory of all from the Laceyville area who served in the Armed Forces ———————— Flagpole in memory of Larry Wiles for his dedicated service to the Laceyville . . . — Map (db m109606) WM

Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Laceyville — War Memorial

In honor of Veterans of All Wars — Map (db m109603) WM

Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Meshoppen — World Wars Memorial

Meshoppen remembers those who died for their country so nobly and gallantly

World War II Lt.(JG) John Henry Fassett USNR 1st. Lt. Walter Joseph Fassett AAF 2nd. Lt. Martin Harrison Cortright USA S/Sgt. Jerry Edwin . . . — Map (db m109857) WM

Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Nicholson — 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. Retired to his home, which stood on this site, until his death in 1907. — Map (db m89343) HM

Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Nicholson — Tunkhannock Viaduct
This reinforced concrete structure was the largest of its kind ever built when it went into service in 1915 on the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad. The bridge, 2,375 feet long and rising 240 feet above Tunkhannock Creek, was the focal point . . . — Map (db m52940) HM
Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Nicholson — Tunkhannock ViaductAKA Nicholson Bridge — National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

Tunkhannock Viaduct 1912 — Built — 1915 by The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company

W. H. Truesdale — President G. J. Ray — Chief Engineer Flickwir & Bush — Contractors

Length 2375 . . . — Map (db m102847) HM

Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Nicholson — World War II Memorial
. . . — Map (db m102855) WM
Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Tunkhannock — Civil War Monument
Erected in memory of the Soldiers and Sailors from Wyoming County, who fought for the preservation of the Union from 1861 to 1865, — Map (db m90585) WM
Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Tunkhannock — Sullivan Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians, 1779
Twelve miles from Quialutimack on the march from Wyoming to Teaoga August 3, 1779 Lay on lowlands between this point and the river — Map (db m90604) WM
Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Tunkhannock — Sullivan's March
Gen. John Sullivan’s army on Aug. 3, 1779 camped by the river. Third camp from Fort Wyoming. Part of the Clinton-Sullivan campaign ending in the rout of the Six Nations Iroquois. The Tory-Indian menace on the frontier was eliminated. — Map (db m46560) HM
Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Tunkhannock — Tunkhannock
The name of a Delaware Indian village located at the mouth of the creek in the mid-18th century. Visited by Cammerhof in 1749. Hays and Tatemy found it deserted in 1758. The name means "small stream." — Map (db m90605) HM
Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Tunkhannock — Walter B. Tewksbury(1876-1968)
Winner of five medals in track & field, 1900 Olympic Games in Paris (two gold, two silver, one bronze). Co-holder, world record, 100 - meter dash, 1900. Member, National Track & Field Hall of Fame and Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. At the . . . — Map (db m90584) HM
Pennsylvania (Wyoming County), Tunkhannock — Wyoming County
Formed on April 4, 1842 out of Luzerne County. The name, honoring the Wyoming Valley, is derived from and Indian word meaning “extensive meadows.” County seat of Tunkhannock was settled 1790; incorporated 1841. Sullivan’s March passed . . . — Map (db m46557) HM

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