Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township

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

MARKER ADVOCATES of TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP
THE GREAT SWAMP

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The Great Swamp of Tobyhanna Township, present day.

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COMMEMORATES:
The natural resource of The Great Swamp of Tobyhanna Township.

INSCRIPTION:
The local landscape was formed over 11,000 years ago by the retreating Wisconsin glacier. As the ice melted, it left behind massive boulders and rocks, known as “drift deposits.” This geological event created vast areas of swampy land that made up what is now Tobyhanna Township. Man’s development of the 1800s has reclaimed much of the swamp, but many parts of it still exist as protected wetlands today.

SPONSOR: Tobyhanna Township Supervisors

MARKER DEDICATED: June 5, 2017

LOCATION:
Thomas Darling Preserve parking lot, Blakeslee, Pa.

COORDINATES: 41° 06' 52.4" N 75° 35' 54.9" W
or 41.114562, -75.598586

GPS ADDRESS: 266 Burger Road, Blakeslee

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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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