ExplorePAhistory.com. PA Markers is the mobile tool for anyone interested in learning more about American history, Pennsylvania history and the people, places and stories that helped shape our nation. The PA Markers app reveals the story behind many of Pennsylvania's famous blue and gold historical markers.  Search for a marker by name or set the app to show you all the markers within a set distance from your phone.  Select a marker to see the marker text, then read the full story behind that marker, complete with images and links to other related markers, all on your mobile device. PA Markers even offers additional resources to check out.  No more guessing about town names (Burnt Cabins?)  or historical figures (Daniel Boone).  It’s all on the app! The PA Markers application can find and map historical markers from all over Pennsylvania along with directions and travel time from your current location. PA Markers features only official Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) historical markers that have been listed on www.ExplorePAhistory.com."> ExplorePAhistory.com. PA Markers is the mobile tool for anyone interested in learning more about American history, Pennsylvania history and the people, places and stories that helped shape our nation. The PA Markers app reveals the story behind many of Pennsylvania's famous blue and gold historical markers.  Search for a marker by name or set the app to show you all the markers within a set distance from your phone.  Select a marker to see the marker text, then read the full story behind that marker, complete with images and links to other related markers, all on your mobile device. PA Markers even offers additional resources to check out.  No more guessing about town names (Burnt Cabins?)  or historical figures (Daniel Boone).  It’s all on the app! The PA Markers application can find and map historical markers from all over Pennsylvania along with directions and travel time from your current location. PA Markers features only official Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) historical markers that have been listed on www.ExplorePAhistory.com."> ExplorePAhistory.com. PA Markers is the mobile tool for anyone interested in learning more about American history, Pennsylvania history and the people, places and stories that helped shape our nation. The PA Markers app reveals the story behind many of Pennsylvania's famous blue and gold historical markers.  Search for a marker by name or set the app to show you all the markers within a set distance from your phone.  Select a marker to see the marker text, then read the full story behind that marker, complete with images and links to other related markers, all on your mobile device. PA Markers even offers additional resources to check out.  No more guessing about town names (Burnt Cabins?)  or historical figures (Daniel Boone).  It’s all on the app! The PA Markers application can find and map historical markers from all over Pennsylvania along with directions and travel time from your current location. PA Markers features only official Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) historical markers that have been listed on www.ExplorePAhistory.com."> Mobile App Makes Pennsylvania’s Historical Markers Come Alive! | Pressroom | witf.org
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Mobile App Makes Pennsylvania’s Historical Markers Come Alive!

Written by witf | Apr 18, 2012 12:32 PM

witf announces the launch of a new mobile app named PA Markers, the first mobile app associated with the award-winning website, ExplorePAhistory.com.

PA Markers is the mobile tool for anyone interested in learning more about American history, Pennsylvania history and the people, places and stories that helped shape our nation.

The PA Markers app reveals the story behind many of Pennsylvania's famous blue and gold historical markers.  Search for a marker by name or set the app to show you all the markers within a set distance from your phone.  Select a marker to see the marker text, then read the full story behind that marker, complete with images and links to other related markers, all on your mobile device. PA Markers even offers additional resources to check out.  No more guessing about town names (Burnt Cabins?)  or historical figures (Daniel Boone).  It’s all on the app!

The PA Markers application can find and map historical markers from all over Pennsylvania along with directions and travel time from your current location.

PA Markers features only official Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) historical markers that have been listed on www.ExplorePAhistory.com.

App Features:

  • Nearly 1000 markers from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission's Historical Marker program.
  • Full marker information on your device includes marker name, location details, dedication date, marker text, Behind the Marker story, and a Behind the Marker resource list.
  • Mapping utility to show markers near your current location
  • Mapping types include standard, satellite and hybrid views
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     Markers by location      Full marker information      Behind the Marker story

 

For more stories about Pennsylvania history and a link to the mobile app go to www.ExplorePAhistory.com.

PA Markers is free, available on iTunes and is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.  An Android version is not available at this time.

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