Added Jul 03 2017

Wouldn’t it be strange to have Hershey Park across from Union Transfer? It almost happened. Milton Hershey’s first candy store opened at Ninth and Spring Garden streets in 1876. Despite initial success, the store didn’t do very well, so Hershey moved on, heading west across the state.

...Epidemic of 1793 that killed about 5,000 Philadelphians. His marker can be found on 5th and Arch streets right by the Christ Church Burial Ground...

Way to go Philly for realizing that people will always fall victim to buying a $5 box of sweets. On Nov. 11, 1932 the local Girl Scout chapter sold cookies out of the windows of Philadelphia Gas & Electric Co. at Broad and Arch streets. Four years later the national organization adopted the idea.

...a meeting and set fire to the $40,000 building. The marker is located at Sixth and Race streets, at the site where the structure burned to the ground...

...around for about 20 minutes before being pronounced dead. The site, at the intersection of Passyunk Avenue and Reed Street, is now home to an Acme...

...and crisp, compared to ale — at his home in Northern Liberties at the corner of Poplar and American streets...

The marker at Eighth Street and Lehigh Avenue was placed for the 64 Edison High School alumni who lost their lives in the...

...were either drafted into the army, but some went voluntarily. The high school, located at Front and Luzerne streets, honors its former students’ sacrifice every year...

...of Friends to bury their fellow Quakers, townspeople and Native Americans there. The meetinghouse at Third and Arch is still used today, but no one has been buried in its grounds since the...

Original article
https://billypenn.com/2017/07/03/12-of-phillys-weirdest-historical-markers/
Date published
July 3, 2017
    12 of Philly's weirdest historical markers
    From Hershey's first candy store to a secret deep-sea explorer. Blue historical marker plaques are all over Philly. They're so ubiquitous that the last time you passed one, you probably didn't pay attention to what it said. How many are there?
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