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Each year the PHMC partners with local non-profit organizations to install markers which promote Pennsylvania history. For more information visit http://pahistoricalmarkers.com
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This PHMC historical marker honoring Eckley Miners' Village was dedicated on May 15, 2015. The marker stands at the entrance to the village at 2 Eckley Back Rd, Weatherly, PA 18255 Photo by Sean Adkins, May 13, 2016

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In 1904 in Latrobe, the first documented Banana Split was created by apprentice pharmacist David Strickler - sold here at the former Tassell Pharmacy. Bananas became widely available to Americans in the late 1800s. Strickler capitalized on this by cutting them lengthwise and serving with ice cream. He is also credited with designing a boat-shaped glass dish for his treat. Served worldwide, the banana split has become a prevalent American dessert.

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#TriviaTuesday Sportswriters & fans still refer to this match up between the Pottsville Maroons and _____ ____ as "The Greatest Football Game Ever Seen." Name the team who played the Pottsville Maroons in December 1925 & lost. #Football , #game , #Trivia , #NFL https://www.facebook.com/PATrailsofHistory/posts/10152624190072669

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Initially, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission's predecessor, the Pennsylvania Historical Commission, erected bronze plaques on boulders or stone monuments. When the Pennsylvania State Archives, The State Museum of Pennsylvania and the PHC combined in 1945 to form the PHMC, the modern Marker Program was born. Can you name all the makers in your neck of the woods? http://pahistoricpreservation.com/nominating-historical-markers/

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This historic property in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania is the site of a legendary pioneer's birth in 1734. This frontiersman, pathfinder and defender is known to history for his role in the exploration and settlement of Kentucky. In 1770, John DeTurk bought the property. Can you name this historic site? https://www.facebook.com/PATrailsofHistory/posts/10152312041982669

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#TBT In honor of the World Series , here's a glimpse into Pennsylvania's baseball past via its historical markers. #ThrowBackThursday https://www.facebook.com/PATrailsofHistory/posts/10152575779452669

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The Harmonists did not believe in memorializing members and did not use tombstone. The cemetery appears to be an empty field save for a few small tombstones that belonged to a few paid workers at Old Economy Village and married members of the Harmonist society. Source: Pennsylvania Trail of History Guide

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This is your chance to possibly win a Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation membership & a 1 year subscription to Pennsylvania Heritage magazine. (Bonus: My article is in the next issue) Go to the Pennsylvania Farm Show & take the Historical Marker Scavenger Hunt. (Hint: Study these markers!) https://www.facebook.com/PATrailsofHistory/posts/10152742086602669

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Which booth @ the Pennsylvania Farm Show is home to the Best Educational Display? That's right! PHMC's Bureau of Historic Preservation received word of the honor Monday afternoon. Two bureau officials will accept the award Wednesday. https://www.facebook.com/PATrailsofHistory/posts/10152747643782669

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