Marker placement recognizes Memorial Home in Brookville

The Pennsylvania Memorial Home in Brookville is shown here in a vintage post card. The old soldiers home is privately owned today. (Photo courtesy of Jefferson County Historical Society)

BROOKVILLE - Friday was a red-letter day for a group of pioneering women as the efforts of the original founders of the Pennsylvania Memorial Home were recognized by the placement of a Pennsylvania Historical Society marker.

Kate Scott, a Civil War nurse, and Annie Wittemyer of the Women's Relief Corps (WRC) helped establish the Pennsylvania Memorial Home in Brookville as a home not only for former soldiers but also for their wives, children and widows.

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