Historic Monuments and Markers - Camptown

Roadside (Junction PA 706 and 409)


"CAMPTOWN. Stephen Foster's well-known song, 'Camptown Races,' was probably inspired by the horse races run from this village to Wyalusing. 'The Tioga Waltz,' Foster's first music, was completed during his residence in nearby Towanda and Athens in 1840-41." Erected May 15, 1969.

Roadside (Junction US 6 and PA 409, 4.2 miles north of Wyalusing)


"CAMPTOWN RACES. Stephen Foster's title for the well-known song is said to have been taken from nearby Camptown. Foster's residence at Towanda and Athens may have created the association." Erected May 12, 1949.

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