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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2B60_green-street-residences_Harrisburg-PA.html
1100, 1102, 1104, 1106 and 1108 Green Street were designed by the renowned Harrisburg architect Charles Howard Lloyd (1873-1937). The five residences were erected by the Union Real Estate Investment Company in 1906 on a property purchased f…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2ASM_john-harris-sr_Harrisburg-PA.html
John Harris was born in Yorkshire County, England in 1673. A brewer by trade, he came to Philadelphia in 1694 and spent a few years in there working at removing stumps and building and clearing city streets. Harris became a friend of Edward Ship…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2ASL_john-harris-sr-and-the-mulberry-tree_Harrisburg-PA.html
The Story as reported by Robert Harris, grandson of John Harris, Sr., in 1828. Around 1720, a band of Indians stopped at the Harris trading post requesting rum. John Harris refused to grant them. In anger, they tied Harris to a nearby mulberry tr…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AS9_native-nations-of-the-susquehanna-valley_Harrisburg-PA.html
Native peoples lived in the Susquehanna Valley thousands of years before the arrival of John Harris Sr. In the 16th Century, the Susquehannocks, an Iroquoian speaking people, initially inhabited the northern waters of the Susquehanna River. The Se…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AS8_native-nations-of-the-susquehanna-valley_Harrisburg-PA.html
The Paxton Boys and the End of the Resident Indians in the Lower Susquehanna Valley - 1763 By 1763 only one Indian settlement remained below Shamokin in Pennsylvania's lower Susquehanna Valley. A small settlement of twenty Conestoga remained at…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2APC_harrisburgs-grand-review-of-black-troops_Harrisburg-PA.html
The Grand Review for Union armies took place in Washington, D.C., in late May 1865. The veterans marched down Pennsylvania Avenue past President Andrew Johnson amid the cheers of thousands of grateful citizens. Conspicuously absent, however, were …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AN0_pennsylvania-fish-and-boat-commission_Harrisburg-PA.html
Governor Andrew G. Curtin signed an act on March 30, 1866, establishing a commission to improve water quality and restore migratory fish passage. It serves as a leader for national initiatives, including state fish hatcheries and environmental and…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AMZ_ralph-w-abele_Harrisburg-PA.html
Conservation leader and Pennsylvania Fish Commission executive director, 1972-87. Abele's "Resource First" philosophy strengthened the agency's mission to protect, conserve, and enhance water quality, improve fish passage, and increase y…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AMY_harris-ferry_Harrisburg-PA.html
On the river bank, a short distance west of this stone, was the landing place of Harris' Ferry, the most historic crossing place on the Susquehanna. A great part of the early migration into Western Pennsylvania and the Ohio Valley passed th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AMX_the-court-house-bell_Harrisburg-PA.html
From 1861 to 1929, from the cupola of the old Dauphin County Court House, this bell rang out its message to the people of Harrisburg. Cast by Meneely's of West Troy, New York
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