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Opened Sunbury to Paxinos in 1835, operated on wood rails by horsepower. Steam locomotive first used in 1838; and iron rails, 1853. The terminal was nearby; here anthracite was loaded on canal boats for shipment to Philadelphia, Baltimore.
Lived in the house opposite 1773-86, and then moved to Harrisburg. Member of the first U.S. Senate; wrote a famous Journal of its debates. A critic of Washington and Hamilton; pioneer leader of Jeffersonian democracy. He helped survey Sunbury, 1772.
Erected as a memorialtoShikellamy, also Swataney, "Our Enlightener,"the Representative of the Six Nationsin this province.First sent to Shamokin (Sunbury) in 1728;appointed vicegerent in 1745. Died Dec. 6, 1758;He was buried near this spot.This di…
If you stand on this spot and look across the Susquehanna River toward the bridge on the right, you can see the face of Chief Shikellamy profiled in the cliff above the opposite shore. Visible are his hairline, forehead and nose. In colonial times…
Oneida chief and overseer or vice-regent of the Six Nations asserting Iroquois domination over conquered Delaware and other tribes. He lived at Shamokin Indian town, Sunbury, from about 1728 until his death, 1748. Said to be buried near here.
The Sullivan ExpeditionAgainstThe Iroquois Indians1779Fort AugustaFirst selected as rendezvousfor the Sullivan ExpeditionLt. Col. Adam Hubley's Commandthe only Regiment quartered hereto march against the Six Nations
Recruited from nearby points in June 1775, Lowdon's Company was part of the first battalion in the colonies authorized by Congress. Among those who entered Continental service in this company was Timothy Murphy, whose many feats of marksmanship we…
Built in 1756-57 by Cols. Burd and Clapham and the key frontier outpost of the region. Mansion built 1852.
First successful use of a three-wire electric lighting system was made July 4, 1883, in the City Hotel building in Sunbury. Thomas A. Edison directed the work. The Edison Electric Illuminating Co. plant was at 4th and Vine Street.