(1849-1922)Known as the "Dean of American Magicians," he was mentor and friend to Harry Houdini. Considered the first American magician to become an international star, he performed extensively on five continents, impressing audiences with his elegant theatrical illusions for more than 40 years. He popularized the Vanishing Birdcage effect and perfected the levitation illusion. Born in Erie, he returned to perform many times. His boyhood home stood nearby.
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
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|Date Added||Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 575837 N 4663710|
|Decimal Degrees||42.12183333, -80.08253333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 7.31', W 80° 4.952'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 7' 18.6" N, 80° 4' 57.12" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 129-131 W 13th St, Erie PA 16501, US|
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