Elsie Singmaster

Elsie Singmaster (HM19EC)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 50.027', W 77° 14.705'

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Born at Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, Elsie Singmaster came to Gettysburg in 1901 where her father taught and served as president of the Seminary. A prolific writer for almost 50 years, Elsie Singmaster authored more than 300 short stories and nearly 40 books. Her stories appeared in such magazines as Saturday Evening Post, Ladies Home Journal, and Atlantic Monthly. Two of her favorite topics were Pennsylvania Germans and the Battle of Gettysburg. The setting for her novel Swords of Steel (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1933) was right here on Seminary Ridge. It was a Newberry Award honor book in 1934. For many years Elsie Singmaster Lewars lived in the house which bears her name just across the lawn from this spot. She was a prominent citizen of Gettysburg and a highly respected woman of her time.
HM NumberHM19EC
Series This marker is part of the Pennsylvania: Seminary Ridge Historic Walking Tour series
Year Placed2013
Placed ByThe Seminary Ridge Historic Preservation Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 11:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307887 N 4411720
Decimal Degrees39.83378333, -77.24508333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.027', W 77° 14.705'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 1.62" N, 77° 14' 42.30" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 604-610 Seminary Ridge Interpretive Trail, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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