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  • 06/02/19--00:18: Schwab Auditorium
  • State College, Pennsylvania.
    The first campus building to be financed by a private gift. Bethlehem Steel Corp. founder Charles M. Schwab, a member of the university's Board of Trustees, gave $150,000 to build the Beaux-Arts structure, which was completed in 1903.

    (Architecture • Charity & Public Work • Education • Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/02/19--00:23: Old Botany
  • State College, Pennsylvania.
    Built in 1887, the oldest campus building whose exterior has not been significantly altered. Designed in a "Richardsonian Romanesque" style, it had greenhouses attached and a formal garden in front and was long a center for Botanical Studies.

    (Architecture • Education • Man-Made Features • Science & Medicine) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    State College, Pennsylvania.
    In 1969-70, leading faculty from the Colleges of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Science founded the nation's first interdisciplinary program in Science, Technology, and Society. Its integrative . . .

    (Education • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/02/19--00:36: President Atherton
  • State College, Pennsylvania.
    Buried here, headed Penn State from 1882 to 1906 and brought it back from the brink of ruin. He drafted and championed the Hatch Act of 1887 and Morrill Act of 1890, establishing federal aid to higher education, and served . . .

    (Education • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/02/19--00:42: Oak Cottage
  • State College, Pennsylvania.
    Built in 1857 on this site, was the first permanent building on campus initially occupied by Farm Foreman John Herman and family. It was later used as a residence by such illustrious faculty as James McKee, Whitman Jordan, . . .

    (Education • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , United Kingdom.
    The officers and members of the Shankill Protestant Boys flute band strive to achieve the same respect that our 1st Battalion West Belfast Ulster Volunteers and Ulster Special Service Force "USSF" forefathers rightfully . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Patriots & Patriotism • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos.

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  • 06/02/19--09:44: Postwar Authors
  • State College, Pennsylvania.
    Joseph Heller & his famous novel, "Catch-22," germinated during his faculty tenure at Penn State in the early 1950s. Pulitzer prize-winning poet Theodore Roethke wrote his first book, "Open House," during his seven years of . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/02/19--09:49: Carnegie Building
  • State College, Pennsylvania.
    Completed in 1904 with a gift from Penn State trustee and industrialist Andrew Carnegie, it was the university's first library building. It typefies more than 2,000 college and community libraries built with donations from Carnegie.

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/02/19--09:54: Student Broadcasting
  • State College, Pennsylvania.
    Penn State has been a leader in broadcasting college radio since the class gift of 1912 enabled early national experiments. By 1923, WPSC students were among the first college broadcasters in the nation. Since then, students . . .

    (Communications • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/02/19--09:58: American Literature
  • State College, Pennsylvania.
    With the arrival in 1894 of Fred Lewis Pattee, for whom Pattee Library is named, Penn State became one of the earliest centers for American Literature Studies—at the time a controversial departure from English Literature. A . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/02/19--10:02: Indian Leadership
  • State College, Pennsylvania.
    Penn State's American Indian Leadership Program, established in 1970, is the oldest and most successful of its kind. It was among the first graduate fellowship programs anywhere to offer Native Americans formal opportunities . . .

    (Education • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/02/19--10:08: Hospitality Management
  • State College, Pennsylvania.
    Established in 1937, Penn State's School of Hospitality Management is one of the nation's oldest and most respected. Its top-ranked undergraduate and doctoral programs prepare global leaders with a rigorous, diverse . . .

    (Education • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/02/19--10:12: Management Education
  • State College, Pennsylvania.
    Established in 1915 as one of the nation's first continuing education programs for business and industry. These programs, an outgrowth of Engineering Extension, boosted Pennsylvania's economy by tailoring instruction to . . .

    (Education • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/02/19--10:18: Labor Education
  • State College, Pennsylvania.
    Penn State was among the first U.S. universities to establish an academic program focusing on Labor in American society and offer Labor Studies courses for college credit. Founded in 1942 as an outreach effort to help union . . .

    (Education • Industry & Commerce • Labor Unions) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/02/19--10:23: Continuing Education
  • State College, Pennsylvania.
    In 1935, under J. Orvis Keller, Penn State centralized its correspondence and evening courses, technical institutes, and most other continuing education offerings. Creating a model adopted by other universities, successors . . .

    (Communications • Education • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Port Matilda, Pennsylvania.
    Dedicated to Veterans from Port Matilda area who served in the Armed Forces during war and peace time.

    (Military) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/02/19--10:35: Port Matilda Cemetery
  • Port Matilda, Pennsylvania.
    The Presbyterian Church was on this site from 1859 to 2007 and the earliest cemetery was referred to as the Presbyterian Cemetery. Ground was donated to expand by Peter Bubb Woodring in 1946 and Charles Zendt in 1985. . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Tyrone, Pennsylvania.
    On this ground occured one of the greatest circus train wrecks in the history of the world. At about 4:30 a.m., the Walter L. Main Great Circus Train ran out of control as it descended the Tyrone Mountain, shot out over the . . .

    (Animals • Disasters • Railroads & Streetcars • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Tyrone, Pennsylvania.
    A descendant of William G. Waring, who was among the first to settle in Tyrone. His heritage and those experiences he enjoyed here as a "Boy Scout" provided him with the vision, talent, and professionalism which established . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/02/19--11:10: Vietnam
  • Tyrone, Pennsylvania.
    A memorial to those men from Tyrone who gave full devotion to duty for country Leonard Bradford Charles Caffarelli Robert Watson Donald W. Welch Roger O. Woodring

    (War, Vietnam) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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