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State Historical Marker In Emlenton To Honor George Crawford

March 6, 2014

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has approved the erection of 21 new state historical markers, including one honoring an Emlenton man who is lauded as a “pioneer in natural gas production, transmission and distribution.”

George W. Crawford established in 1926 the Columbia Gas and Electric Company, which grew in its first four years to be the largest such company in the world, and which is still referred to as “a model as a successful multi-state gas utility.”

The 21 new historical markers were chosen from among 57 applications.  Other new markers will honor such diverse individuals as John Barry, who is considered the “Father of the American Navy,” orchestra conductor Leopold Stokowski, and Fred Rogers.

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