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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BWF_commodore-uriah-phillips-levy_Philadelphia-PA.html
April 22, 1792 - March 22, 1862 Nissan 30, 5552 - Adar II 20, 5622 "I am an American, a sailor and a Jew." Born in Philadelphia in 1792, Uriah Phillips Levy was a fifth generation American. According to family stories, he left for sea a…
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Historic Site Dwelling of 149 Sassafras Street Francis Hopkinson Born Philadelphia 1737 - Died Philadelphia 1791 Signer of the Declaration of Independence Designer of the American Flag Patriot - Jurist - Composer A Gentlema…
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The Jefferson Street Grounds and later Athletic Park hosted several monumental games here. Early civil rights activist Octavius Catto captained the Pythians against the white Olympic ball club in 1869 - the first interracial baseball game. The fir…
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One of America's first woman editors. Hale greatly increased subscriptions to Godey's Lady's Book in her four decades as editor. She successfully promoted a national Thanksgiving Day to President Lincoln. The author and women's rights advocate liv…
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To the Sacred Memory of Charles Mason Surveyor - Astronomer - Scientist April 1728 - October 25, 1786 English astronomer and surveyor who, with Jeremiah Dixon, laid out the Mason-Dixon Line - famous border between Maryland, Pennsylvania …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29YF_major-william-jackson-40th-signer-of-the-u-s-constitution_Philadelphia-PA.html
Sacred to the memory of Major William Jackson Born March 9th 1759. Departed this life December the 17th 1828. Also to Elizabeth Willing His relict Born March 27th 1768. Departed this life August 5th 1858. In grateful recognition …
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one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania rests beneath this marble. He sustained various public offices with ability and fidelity. His integrity was inviolable. An affectionate husband and father. In his friendship benevolent …
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Matthew Clarkson 1733-1800 Heroic Mayor of Philadelphia (1792-1796) During the 1793 Yellow Fever Epidemic. Matthew Clarkson Died of the Fever in 1800.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM221H_thomas-ustick-walter-1804-1887_Philadelphia-PA.html
Nationally prominent Philadelphia architect who designed the US Capitol dome and wings and Girard College. He was consulting architect for Philadelphia's City Hall. A founder of the American Institute of Architects, he served as its president. Wal…
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This tablet is erected by grateful citizens in honor of the men who offered the supreme sacrifice and of the women who forever glorified womanhood and made victory possible in the Great World War for the Freedom of Mankind Not for a transient vic…
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