Passenger Pigeon

Passenger Pigeon (HM9P1)

Location: Hanover, PA 17331 York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 47.3', W 76° 54.05'

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Across Lake Marburg on the northern horizon lie the Pigeon Hills, once inhabited by thousands of passenger pigeons. The monument at the top of the knoll replaces the original Boy Scout Memorial erected in the Pigeon Hills in 1947. The original memorial was destroyed in 1981. It was rededicated September 12, 1982, and reads as follows:

In the interest of the preservation of wildlife we here dedicate this memorial to the ill-fated passenger pigeon which from earliest pioneer days until the 1880s flocked to these Pigeon Hills. This migratory bird, now extinct, was once so plentiful its numbers darkened the skies.

Dedicated Sunday, October 12, 1947, By the Boy Scouts of America Conewago District of the York - Adams Area Council.
HM NumberHM9P1
Historical Period19th Century, 20th Century
Historical PlacePark
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassNeither
Marker StyleFree Standing
Year Placed1982
Placed ByBoy Scouts of America Conewago District of the York Adams Area Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 2:20am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 337240 N 4405992
Decimal Degrees39.78833333, -76.90083333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.3', W 76° 54.05'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 18.0000" N, 76° 54' 3.0000" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)717
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Marina Dr, Hanover PA 17331, US
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