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by cybermir
(Finds: 10  Score: 29)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 9.5)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 40° 11.057'   W 074° 49.270'
Levittown,   Pennsylvania   19054
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 20 Oct 2003
Waypoint (Landmark): N00B6B
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Virtual
Cache size:   Virtual

Difficulty: gps (easy)
Terrain: gps half gps (easy)

Misc: Pets are allowed.

Any logs which are found to be intentionally incorrect, or fraudulent will be deleted.

With so many markers in existence we should be able to avoid repeated duplication, but if that becomes a significant problem only the FTF the marker will be given full credit.

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The objective of this cache is to locate ALL the possible Pennsylvania History Markers that exist. Yes, I know that's not an easy task ;-) They can either be Federal, State or Local in origin. So keep an eye out for these historical markers as you are searching for other caches.

These particular co-ordinates will lead you to one such historical marker. It commemorates the village of Fallsington, one of the first places settled in Pennsylvania, and a village with a direct link to William PENN.

To post a "find" for the cache it is not necessary for you to locate this Fallsington marker, any History Marker that fits into one or more of the following categories will be considered a "find".

The History Marker you descibe in your log must either:
-Be located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
-Have an obvious link to a famous Pennsylvanian
-Have an obvious link to a place in Pennsylvania
-Have an obvious link to an event in Pennsylvania’s history.
(If the link is not obvious, please explain your reason for including the marker in your log.)

Your log should include the co-ordinates, approximate location & photo or a brief description of the historical event/person/town the marker commemorates. Include sufficient detail so that anyone who is interested in the marker you’ve found will be able to visit it also.

Hope you enjoy your history lesson.

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I found it! 09 Jul 2013 by  tripman1  (Finds: 95  Score: 281.5)    (Hidden: 9  Score: 32.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This is the third time I am logging this so hopefully it stays this time. I found a couple of markers on my visit East. I found the marker in the Smithsonian. It must be the only one not in the state of Pennsylvania. It reminded me to make sure I get one in Philly as well.

So the first one is at N38° 53.2896', W077° 1.2934'and talks about the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

The second one is at N39° 57.1821', W075° 9.1444' and talks about Benjamin Barton and his involvement with the Lewis and Clark expedition.

  cameraMarker 1
  cameraMarker 2

I found it! 09 Apr 2011 by  DudleyGrunt  (Finds: 41  Score: 115.5)    (Hidden: 19  Score: 46)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

2629. Found this after finding the nearby Colonial Cache (GC virtual) in New Castle, DE. Simply noticed it as I pulled up to a stop sign, so I parked and got out.

Landing Place of William Penn

Cooridinates: N 39 39.507 W 75 33.752

Location: Marker is at the intersection of Delaware Street and The Strand, on the right when traveling west on Delaware Street.

Inscription: Near here October 27, 1682, William Penn first stepped on American soil. He proceeded to the fort and performed Livery of Seisin. “He took the key, thereof,…we did deliver unto him 1 turf with a twig upon it, a porringer with river water and soyle, in part of all.”

Erected: 1932 by Historic Markers Commission.

Marker Number: NC-28. (Thought this was ironic since I was claiming this as an NC virtual and it was my 2628th overall cache find.)
[Modified 2011-04-12 09:07:55]

  cameraWilliam Penn - NC-28

I found it! 12 Jan 2006 by  RDOwens  (Finds: 11  Score: 27.5)    (Hidden: 9  Score: 21)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Meriwether Lewis prepared for his journey with Mr. Clark in Philadelphia. In addition to the disc at the mint, the PA Historical Society erected this historical marker at Logan Square outside the Academy of Sciences.

39° 57.448N
75° 10.271W


Note 26 Aug 2004 by  baltimore bill and knitting ellen  (Finds: 0  Score: 0)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

This sign is honor of the not long forgotten telegraph at N 40° 07.329 W 076° 32.566 (0n W. Main Street) Florin, PA just west on Mt. Joy.

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I found it! 24 Jun 2004 by  bacgmz  (Finds: 7  Score: 19.5)    (Hidden: 12  Score: 36.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Pennsylvania Turnpike Marker.

Located inside the Smithsonian Museum of American History, part of the "America On The Move" exhibit.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike is the nations first long distance superhighway, it was opened on October 1, 1940

I found it! 27 May 2004 by  cybermir  (Finds: 10  Score: 29)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 9.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

N 40 08.480 W 074 49.092 LEVITTOWN marker.

Levittown - This fully planned 6-home style residential community was conceived by William J Levitt. The first family moved in on June 23, 1952. When it was finished in 1957 it contained 17311 homes on 5750 acres, & was designed for a population of 70,000. It was a landmark of suburban housing in the US.

Marker is located on the Levittown Parkway, near the Rt 13 intersection (across the road from the Levittown/Tullytown Train Station)
[Modified 2004-05-30 23:20:20]

I found it! 17 May 2004 by  MapLady  (Finds: 35  Score: 131)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 24)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

N 40 57.952 W 76 49.604
This Pennsylvania Historic Marker is for the still standing, but not used Sodom Schoolhouse. It was a 1 room schoolhouse used from 1839-1915 and is a hexagonal structure made of limestone from the area. It's on highway 45 east of Lewisburg and there is a small parking area next to the structure.

I found it! 14 Feb 2004 by  bacgmz  (Finds: 7  Score: 19.5)    (Hidden: 12  Score: 36.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Our looking for caches in Philadelphia, came across some history markers.

N 39 57.258, W 075 09.815

Girl Scout Cookies.
commemorates building site where this brand of cookies were 1st baked & sold in 1932
[Modified 2004-02-15 14:46:16]

I found it! 22 Nov 2003 by  cybermir  (Finds: 10  Score: 29)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 9.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found a different Pennsylvania History Marker at corner of Main St & Bordentown Rd in Tullytown PA
N 40 08.560 W 074 48.670
3.5 mile marker to Pennsbury Manor. William Penns country home, built 1683-1700

I found it! 03 Nov 2003 by  bacgmz  (Finds: 7  Score: 19.5)    (Hidden: 12  Score: 36.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

left cachemobile at the nearby judges office on New Falls Rd & then walked around the cornet to Tyburn Rd. Historic Fallsington marker is only a few minutes walk away. Will look for other markers now <g>
[Modified 2003-11-03 08:16:47] by Cache Owner


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