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Gov. Andrew G. Curtin

Gov. Andrew G. Curtin

Gov. Andrew G. Curtin, bronze bust

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Andrew Gregg Curtin, Gov.

Cost: $6250 by the state of Pennsylvania

Sculptor: McKenzie

Erected: February 19, 1930

Location: Grant Avenue,
in front of Pennsylvania State Memorial

Did You Know?

Thomas O. Selfridge

Thomas O. Selfridge, captain of the USS Cairo, commanded three boats which sank during the war. Each began with the letter "C"-Cumberland, Cairo, and Conestoga. The coincidence was noted after the Conestoga sank, and Selfridge was assigned to the USS Osage, which survived to the end of the war.