Maria Sklodowska Curie

Maria Sklodowska Curie (HM2COT)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Allegheny County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 26.671', W 79° 57.5'

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In commemoration of
Maria Sklodowska Curie
A Polish scientist
Discoverer of Radium and Polonium
Conferred Degree of Doctor of Laws
By the University of Pittsburgh on May 26th, 1921

Inspecting facilities of Standard Chemical Company at Canonsburg and Pittsburgh where were produced 76 of the 120 grams of Radium in the world including the gram donated to her by the Women of America and presented at the White House by President Harding
This Radium was extracted from Colorado Carnotite by a process invented and supervised by Glenn Donald Kammer of the University of Pittsburgh.

Erected on the occasion of the centennial of Mme. Curie's birth in Warsaw, Poland, 1867
Year Placed1967
Placed ByThe Historical Committee of Central Council of Polish Organizations of Pittsburgh
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Date Added Sunday, December 9th, 2018 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 588337 N 4477617
Decimal Degrees40.44451667, -79.95833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 26.671', W 79° 57.5'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 26' 40.26" N, 79° 57' 30" W
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Area Code(s)412, 724
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3941 O'Hara St, Pittsburgh PA 15213, US
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