Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township

HATT | PO Box 2084 | Pocono Pines, PA 18350-2084

MARKER ADVOCATES of TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP
FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRY

Clothespins were among the products made in Tobyhanna Township from trees locally harvested and milled.

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COMMEMORATES:
The operators of the many sawmills and factories, and the products they manufactured of wood from the Pocono Plateau.

INSCRIPTION:
The area’s vast timber resources spawned a myriad of wood-related industries. 30 sawmills existed in 1830. With increasing demand, larger sawmills and specialty production opened, including a clothespin factory. Over 20 products were made, such as ship masts, barrel hoops, tar, shingles, charcoal, mine props, railroad ties, tool handles, tannin and lumber for furniture. By 1900, the forest and the industry were gone.

SPONSOR: The Paul Hoffman Family

MARKER DEDICATED: June 4, 2017

LOCATION:
Old Route 940, Pocono Lake, Pa.

COORDINATES: 41° 06' 23.5" N 75° 29' 08.5" W
or 41.106538, -75.485700

GPS ADDRESS: 302 Old Route 940, Pocono Lake

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TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP MARKERS TO DATE:

About the Tobyhanna Township Roadside Marker Program


The Tobyhanna Township Roadside Historical Marker Program is a community-wide, volunteer effort spearheaded by the Marker Advocates of Tobyhanna Township (MATT).

MATT is a nonprofit association dedicated to this program. Volunteers serving in committees seek the funding, research and write the text, install the markers, arrange for a public dedication and establish a long-term awareness campaign through a touring map and a web site.

Be part of our heritage — Donate an historical marker

  • Through identification of the important facets of our rich history ... existing and lost landmarks, important events and activities, and our people, we will realize the goal of a community-wide network of roadside historical markers. Our community can now and for future decades and generations appreciate our heritage.
  • Each roadside historical marker will ensure the preservation of our local history and heritage, while providing an important educational opportunity that is accessible to the public, free of charge.
  • This program will build community pride while enhancing “heritage tourism,” recognized as a strong and desirable sector of our economy.
Sponsors donating the full cost of a marker are permanently recognized on the bottom of the marker. Additional appreciation is shared with the community through a public dedication ceremony, as well as a touring map, web site and other materials.

For more information on becoming a sponsor:


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