George H. Wirt

George H. Wirt (HMXHQ)

Location: Mont Alto, PA 17237 Franklin County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 50.384', W 77° 32.589'

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(1880-1961)

Pennsylvania's first professionally trained forester and co-founder and first director of the State Forest Academy begun here in 1903. A protege of Dr. Joseph T. Rothrock, Wirt advocated learning through theory and practice and set pioneering trends in forestry education. Architect of forest protection legislation enacted in 1915 and a successful wildfire protection plan. Wirt served as Chief Forest Fire Warden, 1915-1946.
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HM NumberHMXHQ
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Historical Period20th Century
Historical PlaceMemorial, School
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Year Placed2005
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 2:52am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 282506 N 4413109
Decimal Degrees39.83973300, -77.54315000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.384', W 77° 32.589'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 23.0388" N, 77° 32' 35.3400" W
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Area Code(s)717
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near PA-233, Mont Alto PA 17237, US
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