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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1US4_jackie-ormes-historical_Monongahela-PA.html
The first black woman to be a nationally syndicated cartoonist in the US, and for many years, the only one. Beginning in 1937, her comics were published in African American newspapers, the Pittsburgh Courier and Chicago Defender. Her Torchy Brown …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1HQH_fort-cox-or-coxes-station_Finleyville-PA.html
Built by Gabriel Cox about 700 yards Southeast of this site. Gabriel Cox came to this area in 1770 and took out a grant of 400 acres. The Virginia certificate was dated 1780 under the title of Coxburg. He also received another tract of the 262 acr…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1HQG_james-chapel-methodist-church_Finleyville-PA.html
James Chapel has been in continuous use since it was built in 1817. It was the outgrowth of a class formed about 1810 at Robert James home.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1GK1_richfol-shelter_Washington-PA.html
One of the interurban's advantages over the train with which it competed was its frequent stops, either in recognition of heavy patronage or as a result of the farmer's negotiating ability in writing the lease for the right-of-way. After Pittsbur…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1GK0_25-ton-g-e-diesel-electric-locomotive-89_Washington-PA.html
Acquired by PTM in April 2006, locomotive 89 was originally built in May 1953 for a machine tool manufacturing plant in south central PA. It subsequently had several additional owners, last serving the AGWAY grain terminal in Philadelphia until 20…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1BPH_site-of-old-lindley-fort-and-stockade_Prosperity-PA.html
Built 1770
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1BPG_the-reverend-thaddeus-dodd_Amity-PA.html
Graduate of Princeton College, 1773Pioneer, preacher and educatorFounder and first pastor of the Upper and Lower Ten Mile Presbyterian Churches, 1779-1793Established the first classical school west of the Allegheny Mountains in 1782.A trustee and …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1BLU_rabe-manor_Donora-PA.html
Jacob Rabe came from Maryland in 1770 to Western Pennsylvania while this area was claimed by Virginia. In 1774 he received a Virginia Certificate for 412 acres. Boundary dispute between Virginia and Pennsylvania was settled in 1781, with the under…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1BLS_horseshoe-baptist-cemetery_Monongahela-PA.html
The Horseshoe Baptist Church was built first in 1790 on land formerly owned by Abraham Frye. In 1810 a brick church replaced the original log structure, and for seventy years the member worshipped here. In 1880 that church was torn down and member…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM17TD_jesse-william-lazear_Washington-PA.html
In Memory of Jesse William Lazear 1868-1900, Washington and Jefferson College 1888. Physician and Scientist, he researched the cause of Yellow Fever with the U.S. Army Medical Commission, led by Walter Reed, in Cuba. Volunteering as an experimenta…
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