HARRISBURG, Pa., April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Masonic temple in
Philadelphia and several Native American archeological sites in Lancaster
are among the new state historical markers to be added to the nearly 2,200
familiar signs that dot roads and streets across Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) approved 35
new historical markers today. The new blue markers tell the story of events
-- like strikes in cotton factories -- to pivotal advances in cancer
research, the first chief justice of Pennsylvania and the man who invented
the process for making individually wrapped cheese slices.
"State historical markers serve to inform people of the fascinating
history of our state," said PHMC Chairman Wayne Spilove. "Travelers seek
out the markers and often use them as an opportunity to learn more about
the subjects they tell about."
The bronze plaques are nominated by the general public and approved by
the PHMC on an annual basis. Once approved, local communities plan public
ceremonies to unveil the markers. A total of 96 markers were nominated in
For more information about the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Program,
visit PHMC's website at http://www.phmc.state.pa.us. The Pennsylvania
Historical and Museum Commission is the official history agency of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a list of the newly approved state
Allegheny Cotton Strikes at six cotton factories Allegheny
Mill Strikes led to improved working
Crystal Eastman & Pioneering workplace study led to Allegheny
Industrial Safety workers' compensation laws.
Lewis and Clark Local workmen built the keelboat Allegheny
Expedition "Corps critical for the transcontinental
of Discovery" voyage.
Pittsburgh Platform A defining document of American Allegheny
Wallace Stevens Major American poet who won the Berks
Pulitzer Prize in 1955.
Richboro Nike Missile base built to protect Bucks
Missile Base PH-07 Philadelphia from Soviet attack.
UMWA Central PA Meeting promoted labor solidarity Cambria
Labor Chautauqua and education for mine workers.
John and Hannah Cox Influential abolitionists. Chester
Lightfoot Mill 18th century water-powered grain Chester
(Mill at Anselma) mill.
A. W. Tozer Nationally known theologian. Clearfield
Arnold Norman Inventor of apparatus to make Clearfield
Nawrocki individually wrapped cheese
Dickson Tavern Built in 1815 for Capt. John Erie
Dr. Paul Allman Formulated the "Wind Chill Erie
Harry Kellar Celebrated magician of the Gilded Erie
Dr. Robert Mitchell Abolitionist who harbored fugitive Indiana
& 1845 Fugitive slaves.
John Durang Early American actor. Lancaster
Washington Boro Location of large number of Native Lancaster
Native American American archaeological sites.
Planter's Peanuts International nut company started Luzerne
A. Mitchell Palmer U.S. Congressman and President Monroe
Wilson's Attorney General.
Shawnee-Minisink Site with early evidence of human Monroe
Archaeological Site occupation.
Lafayette College College established in 1824. Northampton
Dr. Abraham Simon Established the Rosenbach Museum & Philadelphia
Wolf Rosenbach Library.
Ebenezer Maxwell Saved by early local historic Philadelphia
Mansion preservation efforts.
Masonic Temple, National Historic Landmark. Philadelphia
Morris Milgram & Early example of a planned Philadelphia
Greenbelt Knoll integrated suburban housing
Philadelphia General Site of pivotal advances in cancer Philadelphia
Hospital research and treatment.
Ralph Modjeski Supervised the design of Benjamin Philadelphia
Walnut Lane Bridge Largest concrete arch bridge in Philadelphia
the world when completed in 1908.
William Allen First Chief Justice of Philadelphia
Pennsylvania and founder of
University of Pennsylvania.
Wistar Institute of The oldest independent biomedical Philadelphia
Biology research institution in the
Hotel Fauchere Established in 1852 by Delmonico's Pike
chef Louis Fauchere, this hotel
played role in tourism in the
Mahanoy Plane Engineering marvel for Schuylkill
Inclined Plane transporting coal.
Charles Lockhart Merged his company to create Venango
John Franklin Carll One of the world's first petroleum Venango
Seneca Crossing An ancient path created by Native Warren
CONTACT: Jane Crawford
SOURCE Pennsylvania Historical Museum