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Pennsylvania WW1 Related Locations

 

Golden Age Air Museum - Pennsylvanialoupe
371 Airport Road
Bethel
PA
USA
19507

In Berks County at Grimes Airport

Refer to the museum's event calendar on the web

WW1 aircraft
1916 Sopwith Pup
1917 Rumpler C.V
1918 Curtiss JN4D "Jenny"
1918 Fokker Dr I Triplane

 
Historic Cannon and Memorial Groveloupe
Mary Way (in Hackett Park)
Easton
PA
USA
18045

This memorial has three components: a grove of 64 trees in rows and columns each marked with the name of an Easton resident who died during the War: a gateway with plaques and eagles leading to the grove of trees; and an M1918 155mm artillery piece.  The plaques read:

This Memorial Grove to Our Soldier Dead of the World War from the Rotary Club, Easton, PA. Dedicated May 1922.

This Gateway is a Tribute of Love and Honor to the Memory of the Soldiers and Sailors of Easton who gave their lives in the World War 1917-1918.

 
Jefferson County Pennsylvania WW1 Honor Roll 1917-1918loupe
200 Main Street
Brookville
PA
USA
15825

Jefferson County Pennsylvania WW1 Honor Roll 1917-1918
Memorial erected by the people of Jefferson County in honor and memory of those who served our country in the World War that their names may live with their valor. 
In memory of those who gave their lives for this great cause.

 
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Lansdale Memorial Parkloupe
Lansdale
PA
USA
19446

Park with engraved stone memorial to Lansdale's fallen in the First World War, two 155 MM French GPFs with barrels stamped "The Bullard Engineering Works, Bridgeport, Conn"

 
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Lest We Forget - Pennsylvanialoupe
North Front St, at Cumberland St.
Harrisburg
PA
USA
17102

This memorial consists of a uniformed World War I soldier in a charging position, going "over the top", standing atop a stone boulder. The soldier wears a helmet and holds his rifle on his proper right side, thrust forward at the ready.

The inscription reads: 

THIS STATUE ERECTED BY GRATEFUL PARENTS OF SOLDIER SONS IN HONOR OF THOSE LIVING AND DEAD WHO SERVED IN THE WORLD WAR.
This boulder from the foot of round top, Battlefield of Gettysburg

 
Lt. Donald MacDonald Plaqueloupe
Erie
PA
USA
16503
1 May 1926

Plaque dedicated to Lt. Donald MacDonald, United States Navy, who served during the First World War.

 
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Mt. Airy War Tributeloupe
Philadelphia
PA
USA
19119

Replica bronze plaques on a large boulder. These plaques replaced the originals, which were lost sometime in the 1970s.

The war tribute is located on the grounds of the Lovett Memorial Library, a neighborhood branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. The memorial was originally dedicated May 25, 1924.

The names of 34 men and one woman from Mount Airy who lost their lives during the First World War are listed on the larger plaque (20” X 30”), with the smaller plaque stating that the boulder is from Valley Forge.

The replacement bronzes wer made by Franklin Bronze Plaques, Franklin, PA. The plastic replicas were made by a sign company in Ardmore, PA. Both sets of plaques were paid for by the Friends of the Lovett Memorial Library. Planned during 2016., the re-dedication of the plaques had to await completion of a $31 million renovation and expansion of the Lovett library branch.

For safekeeping, the new bronzes are mounted inside the library in the Community Room, with excellent plastic replicas mounted on the boulder outside the library on Germantown Avenue.

Research by Professor Kenneth Finkel of Temple University uncovered a photograph of the boulder, with original plaques, in the Philadelphia City Archives. This was the key discovery which made possible the creation of the replacement plaques. Until then, the plaques could not be replaced as the inscription text was not known.

 
Nazareth World War Memorialloupe
S Main St. & W Center St.
Nazareth
PA
USA
18064

In Honor of the Citizens of Nazareth, PA. who Served their Country in the World War.

 
Olney Tabor Soldiers and Sailors Memorialloupe
5501 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia
PA
USA
19120
4 July 1919

Location

--Located on south wall of the Greater Olney Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 5501 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19120, in the former Olney Bank and Trust Company building, at N. 5th Street and Tabor Road.

--GPS coordinates 40.034747, -75.130689

Inscriptions

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Olney Tabor July 4th 1919

Olney Tabor

July 4th 1919

462 names are listed in five columns on a bronze tablet, 42 inches wide by 82 inches high, flanked by fluted Ionic columns, surmounted by a pediment.  Thirteen names of those who lost their lives are marked with a star.

Physical properties

--bronze plaque, cast concrete columns

--42 inches wide by 82 inches high

History

--dedicated 4 July 1919

--Bureau Bros Bronze Founders

--John T Brugger Architect

--former building of Olney Bank and Trust Company

 
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commissionloupe
300 North Street
Harrisburg
PA
USA
17120

Headquartered in Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is the state’s official history agency and administers The State Museum of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania State Archives, the State Historic Preservation Office, and numerous historic sites and museums across the commonwealth including Boalsburg’s Pennsylvania Military Museum and the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania at Strasburg.  Watch phmc.pa.gov for upcoming special programs, exhibits, and projects commemorating Pennsylvania’s involvement in World War I.   The Pennsylvania State Archives, in particular, holds many collections documenting the war years and is currently partnering with Ancestry.com and the State Library of Pennsylvania to provide on-line access to number of these valuable records.   For example, check out http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60884 to examine Pennsylvania’s World War I Veterans Service and Compensation files.   Coming soon:  Digital access to over 200 stunning World War I posters from the State Archives’ collections via the State Library and the PA Power Library site.

See State Museum of Pennsylvania website for schedules and prices.
Discounted rates for group tours by reservation.

See Pennsylvania State Archives website for schedule and fees
GPS address:
801 North 3rd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102

 

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