Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New Pennsylvania Historical Markers

By Megan Piette

New state historical markers have recently been approved by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. These markers, listed below, will join the close to 2,300 markers scattered throughout Pennsylvania.  I am sure you have seen these markers.  They represent events, places, and people that have shaped Pennsylvania history. Here is the list of the newly approved markers:

1. Bryden Horse Shoe Works, Catasauqua, Lehigh County
2. Byberry Hall, Philadelphia
3. Commercial Radium Production, Pittsburgh
4. Eddie Gottlieb, Philadelphia
5. Elfreth's Alley, Philadelphia
6. Enos Benner, Marlborough Township, Montgomery County
7. Frank Cooper Craighead, South Middleton Township, Cumberland County
8. Fred McFeely Rogers, Latrobe, Westmoreland County
9. George W. Crawford, Emienton, Verango County
10. Humphrey Marshall, West Bradford Township, Chester County
11. John Barry, Philadelphia
12. John J. McDermott, Philadelphia
13. Leopold Stokowski, Philadelphia
14. Muhammed's Temple of Islam #12, Philadelphia
15. Ross Leffler School of Conservation, Brockway, Jefferson County
16. Sheppton Mine Disaster and Rescue, Sheppton, Schuykill County
17. St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Croation Church, Pittsburgh
18. Stuart Tank, Berwick, Columbia County
19. Thomas A. Edison High School Honorable 64, Philadelphia
20. Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church, Philadelphia