(1882-1971)African American inventor who opened a blacksmith and machine shop here in 1923. He did metal work and repairs, primarily for Pennsylvania German farmers. Ruth designed and patented many agricultural devices, most notably his 1928 baler feeder. He also applied his talents to designing and building military devices. An esteemed community member, he was spiritual leader at the Church of Christ in Ercildoun, where he lived.
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 12:14pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 413021 N 4427351|
|Decimal Degrees||39.99186667, -76.01883333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 59.512', W 76° 1.13'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 59' 30.72" N, 76° 1' 7.80" W|
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|Area Code(s)||717, 610|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5351 Lincoln Highway, Gap PA 17527, US|
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