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Old 08-11-2013, 04:10 AM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA
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MOST municipalities have a marker that states who or what was famous for your area.
There are, at least, 3 of them in a one mile radius of my home. Here they are in my words and in no particular order.

James O. Saylor was a pioneer in the cement industry. He was the first person to make portland cement in the United States in 1871.
In my area, the cement industry was possibly the largest business for about 100 years, from the late 19th to the late 20th century.

George Wolf was the 7th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1829-1835.

Fort Deshler was a stone structure that was built in 1760. It protected settlers of the area during the French and Indian War.

Are there any historical landmarks in your area? Who or what is your municipality famous for?
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:57 AM
 
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Our immediate area was pretty much grazing land up until 50 years ago but here are some fairly famous folks in our region.

Helena Modjeska - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dick Dale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Beach Boys - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Richard Nixon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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More prone to see the name of the local sports collective on the sign out here in the flyover states...
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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This marker is at a truck stop on the edge of Victoria, Texas

http://juanitajean.com/wp-content/up.../immigrant.jpg

The 19 immigrants were left locked in the back of a truck, abandoned by its driver, and they died from the suffocating heat inside. People leave water and toys for the children at the site.
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA
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jtur - It's horrible that someone would do such a thing.
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:23 PM
 
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The town I live in was the site of a fort which housed 40 Connecticut settlers. There was a famous battle, the Battle of Wyoming (the state of Wyoming took its name from this area of Pennsylvania), in which many of the settlers were captured and slain, allegedly by a native American woman named Queen Esther.
There is an historical marker at the site of the bloody rock where the killings took place.

We have a Meeting House that is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is still in use as a tourist attraction. I attended a string concert presented by a Summer music program's students. The pews are incredibly uncomfortable, but I suppose that's part of what made the Puritans Puritans.

The Yankee Pennamite wars were fought in this immediate area.

According to what I was told when I moved here, I live in what was the orchard of the fort.

Much history here and it's quite interesting.
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:21 PM
 
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I'm in Dayton, Ohio and there are a lot of people and things from Dayton, from Martin Sheen to Patterson and the NCR company; inventor Charles Kettering; the founder of Iams dog food; the Wright Bros, etc. etc. The list is quite substantial.
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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jtur - It's horrible that someone would do such a thing.
Tyrone Williams, the truck driver, was sentenced to 38 years for each count, to run concurrently, and there is no parole for federal convictions.
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA
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theatergypsy - PA does have alot of history. I just passed through Honesdale, in Wayne County, yesterday. They claim to be the home of the American railroad.
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:35 PM
 
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This marker is at a truck stop on the edge of Victoria, Texas

http://juanitajean.com/wp-content/up.../immigrant.jpg

The 19 immigrants were left locked in the back of a truck, abandoned by its driver, and they died from the suffocating heat inside. People leave water and toys for the children at the site.

I remember that.

A lot of them die in the southwest desert trying to escape Mexico into the US too.
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