Signs of History (SM)


Formed on February 26, 1846 from Bedford and Huntingdon counties. Named for the Hon. John Blair, a prominent citizen who died in 1832. Hollidaysburg, county seat, was incorporated 1836. City of Altoona, founded 1849, became a major railroad center. (City type: Courthouse, 423 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg.)

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ETNA FURNACE ( US 22, .6 mile E of Yellow Spring.)
FORT ROBERDEAU ( Kettle Rd. [SR A 013, former LR 07053] 1 mile S of Culp.)
FORT ROBERDEAU ( Intersection Kettle Rd. & US 220 [Pleasant Valley Blvd ], NE Altoona.)
ALTOONA ( Logan Blvd. just W of Plank Rd. [old US 220] leading into city.)
LOGAN HOUSE ( On 11th Ave. at 13th St., Altoona.)
ALLEGHENY FURNACE ( PA 36 [Union Ave.] S of 31st St., Altoona.)
BAKER MANSION ( PA 36 [Union Ave.] at Mansion Blvd., Altoona.)
LOWRY HOMESTEAD ( US 22, 1.1 miles E of Hollidaysburg.)
FRANKSTOWN ( US 22, .6 mile E of Hollidaysburg.)
DANIEL HALE WILLIAMS (1859-1931) ( City type: US 22 eastbound (Blair St., 300 block), Hollidaysburg.)
CANAL BASIN ( US 22 at Canal Basin Park, W end Hollidaysburg.)
ALTOONA CONFERENCE ( US 22 between Hollidaysburg & Duncansvllle.)
BLAIR HOMESTEAD ( SR 3012 [old US 22] 1.4 miles W of Duncansville.)
BLAIR HOMESTEAD ( Twp. road [old William Penn Hwy.] 1.6 miles W of Duncansville.)
JUNIATA IRON ( SR 3012 [old US 22] 2 miles W of Duncansville.)
GALLITZIN SPRING ( SR 3012 eastbound [old US 22] 1 mile E of Cresson.)
GALLITZIN SPRING ( SR 3012 westbound [old US 22] 1 mile E of Cresson.)
PORTAGE RAILROAD ( SR 3012 east & westbound [old US 22] just E of Cambria County line.)

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Signs of History SM is a service mark of Grover & Jayne Hibberd
Copyright 1999
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