Pennsylvania OKs Jim Croce, John Updike historical markers
A Pennsylvania Historical Marker honoring photojournalist Eddie Adams stands in Adam’s hometown, New Kensington, Pa., Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
(Harrisburg) — Musician Jim Croce and novelist John Updike are among the subjects of 18 new state historical markers given approval by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
The commission announced selections that also include the Bethel Burying Ground, an African-American cemetery established in 1810 in Philadelphia.
Other newly approved subjects and topics include an Olympian from Washington County, an abolitionist from Warren County, a pioneering transplant surgeon and the state’s first home for veterans.