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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Ralph W. Abele Historical Marker in Harrisburg

Over the past 7 years we've been following the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Trail all through our great state and documenting them here on the blog. Millions of people walk or drive by these markers every year and never give them a second thought. They're a great source of historic information and we're trying to bring some much needed attention to them.

We were following the Historical Marker Trail through Dauphin County and Harrisburg when we found the Ralph W. Ebele Historical Marker that's located on State Farm Road in Harrisburg. If you're unfamiliar with the area, you'll find State Farm Road right off of Elmerton Avenue. You'll have to pull into the parking lot of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and drive through until you reach the front of their building. The marker sits near the front door and by a beautiful outdoor mosaic fish sculpture.
Ralph W. Abele Historical Marker in Harrisburg Pennsylvania

Ralph W. Abele Historical Marker

Conservation leader and Pennsylvania Fish Commission executive director, 1972-87. Abele’s “Resource First” philosophy strengthened the agency’s mission to protect, conserve, and enhance water quality, improve fish passage, and increase youth conservation education. Notable achievements included modernizing the Fish and Boat Code, emphasizing conservation enforcement, and leading efforts to restore American shad to the Susquehanna River.

By: 2012 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

If you enjoy waymarking and/or documenting historical markers you can check out that entire section right here on our Pennsylvania and Beyond Travel Blog.We're documenting our finds over on Pinterest too!

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