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Mt Zion Historical Park
The Pride of the Mt Zion Historical Society

History of the Mt Zion Historical Park

The Historical Park is located at the former site of Elk county's oldest Protestant church- Mt Zion. The park is being developed and maintained by an active group of interested citizens who volunteer their time and efforts in preserving the history of the area. The development of the Mt Zion Historical Park is funded by contributions and donations. The long term maintenance of the park is provided by a perpetual trust fund.

Joseph Burke and Peter Kunes installed the foundation for the Veteran's Memorial in 1999. In 2005, the Mt Zion Historical Society began raising funds for the memorial working with the Weedville American Legion Post 978 to develop the general layout which included the inscriptions for both the front and back of the memorial. In 2006, the granite stone that has a total weight of about 2800 pounds was ordered from Korb and Sons in DuBois.

Dana Caralone donated the labor to lay the bricks. In April of 2007 the brick was about one third complete when Korb installed the granite stone. Micale Construction donated the service of his crane to set the stone. In early May of the same year, Mr Catalone completed the brickwork.

One week following the completion of the masonry work Doug Herbert and Dave Konkle installed the capping stones. Doug Herbert donated the capping stones. About this same time, the Society installed a 30 foot flagpole next to the Memorial to fly the Legion flag. Gayon McClintick donated his equipment and time for the landscaping. Several weeks after the dedication of the Memorial the eagles were installed. The eagles were donated by James Burke and installed by Dave Konkle.

To honor your favorite veteran, you can order walkway bricks and special park benches also. Please complete the linked application and mail in.

Mt Zion Historical Park
The Mt Zion Historical Park Find directions to Mt Zion Historical Park
On Mt Zion(Gray Hill) Rd just off Caledonia Rd
Map to Park

A Great 2009 Memorial Week-End Dedication

Mt Zion Historical Park Dedication 2009--It Was A Very Successful Memorial Week-End Dedication
Mt Zion Church Wall Church Bell Walkway Vet Memorial Wall Memorial Wall Pearsall Memorial Carmen Parzialle Memorial
Mt Zion Historical Park Dedication 2009-Many Thanks to All Who Made This Dream come True
Burke Memorial Bench Winslow Memorial Bench Ovell Memorial Bench Memorial Park Memorial Park Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial
On Memorial Day 2007, The Mt. Zion Historical Society and Valley American Legion Post #978 dedicated the Veteran's Memorial with Christine Gavazzi- Past Elk County Commissioner Vet Memorial Speakers
Veterans Walkway On Memorial Day 2008, the Society and American Legion held an event dedicating the Veterans Walkway together with two granite plaques installed on the Veteran's Memorial. These two plaques honor and recognize respectively the founders of Weedville and Force both of whom were Revolutionary War veterans. American Legion Logo
Boy Scout Memorial The Boy Scout Memorial is in memory and tribute to Boy Scout Troop 35 founded by Ernest Ovell. This memorial was Josh Jones' Eagle Scout project. On October 22,2006 the Boy Scout Memorial was publicity dedicated with Josh Jones, Bucktail Council Chief Scout Executive, and PA State Rep Dan Surra all present. Boy Scout Dedication Speaker
Mt Zion Church Memorial
Our first major project was the Mt. Zion Church Memorial. In September of 2005, plans were made for an official public dedication for the Mt. Zion Church Memorial.
The second dedication was the annex plague behind the church memorial as a Baptist Union Meeting house in memory and honor of Harriett Pearsall presented in appreciation by the citizens of Jay Township. Mrs. Pearsall donated the land upon which the church once stood.
Dedication Speaker

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