Passenger Pigeon

Passenger Pigeon (HMSAV)

Location: Hanover, PA 17331 York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 47.333', W 76° 54.067'

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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.

This monument replaces the original Boy Scout Memorial erected in the Pigeon Hills in 1947 which was destroyed in 1981. Across Lake Marburg on the Northern horizon lie the Pigeon Hills once inhabited by thousands of passenger pigeons. This memorial was rededicated Sept. 12, 1982
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlacePark
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassNeither
Marker StyleCarved Stone
Year Placed1982
Placed ByBoy Scouts of America Conewago District of York Adams Area Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 2:34pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 337217 N 4406054
Decimal Degrees39.78888333, -76.90111667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.333', W 76° 54.067'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 19.9800" N, 76° 54' 4.0200" 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 Codorus State Park, Hanover PA 17331, US
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