Penn State Mont Alto

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The land used to belong to Col. George Wiestling, a veteran of the Civil War who died in 1891. In 1903, the university was founded, but Wiestling is said to remain. A famous photograph taken in 1907 (one of the earliest ghost photos thought to be legitimate) shows a figure standing in front of what is now Wiestling Hall. Another ghost beside Wiestling is said to be here.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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Geographic Information

1 Campus Dr
Mont Alto, PA 17237
United States

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39.8407473, -77.54336610000001
Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Nearest Towns:
Mont Alto, PA (0.8 mi.)
Guilford Siding, PA (4.0 mi.)
Fayetteville, PA (4.9 mi.)
Guilford, PA (6.0 mi.)
Waynesboro, PA (6.1 mi.)
Wayne Heights, PA (6.7 mi.)
Rouzerville, PA (7.2 mi.)
Marion, PA (8.1 mi.)
Pen Mar, PA (8.5 mi.)
Blue Ridge Summit, PA (8.9 mi.)


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