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Penn Treaty Park

Delaware and Marlborough.


Penn Society Obelisk
1827
* Monument to William Penn
* obelisk, plants (on plaque), symbolic wampum belt (on plaque)
* inscription:
obelisk itself:
William Penn born 1644 died 1718
Pennsylvania founded 1681
Treaty Ground of William Penn and the Indian Natives 1682
plaque:
While other colonies were in conflict and in great distress with the Indians, William Penn through his philosophy of social justice and peace, engaged their friendship and goodwill. Here is the site of the great treaty of amity between William Penn and the Indians which was held in November, 1682 for the purpose of establishing a permanent friendship. The treaty is thought to have been held under the great elm tree, which was blown down by heavy winds on Saturday night, March 3, 1810. The leaves on the seal represents the great elm, and the Wampum-belt represents the great treaty of amity.
* Penn Treaty Park.
* 39.966700,-75.128150 [map]
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's William Penn page

William Penn
Frank C. Gaylord, 1982
* Statue of William Penn
* standing person wearing a hat, scroll
* inscription:
front:
Pennsylvania Founded 1682
Commemorated 1982
Those people who are not governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.
-William Penn
back:
Penn Treaty Park
Erected and dedicated April 24, 1982 by the National Society Daughters of The American Colonists in commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the founding of Pennsylvania and the treaty with the Indians.
* Penn Treaty Park.
* 39.966850,-75.128650 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's William Penn page

Indian Land Commemorative
Bob Hazous, 1988 - 1995
* big abstract standing people, birds
* On the traffic island next to Penn Treaty Park.
* 39.966800,-75.129400 [map]
* See also:
+Bob Hazous exhibit at the Institute of American Indian Arts
+Bob Hazous interview at thephotographyinstitute.org

See Also

+Friends of Penn Treaty Park
+Penn Treaty Park Historical Plaques