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Delaware & Lehigh - GIS specialists document remains of the Lehigh Canal

Archive for: July 2009 posts

As you read this, a GIS specialist from the National Park Service’s Cultural Resources Geographic Information System Facility is walking the towpath of the Lehigh Canal-GPS receiver in hand-gathering spatial data on all extant historical…

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Last weekend, the second Annual Coal Miners Heritage Festival was held at No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum in Lansford, PA. The festival is one of the largest celebrations of Coal Region history, culture, and…

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The newest edition of Along the Corridor is now available. Inside you’ll find info about the new membership campaign, D&L podcasts, our photo contest, and much more. If you don’t already receive the newsletter, use…

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In 1967, a Norwegian engineer named Harald Wibye moved to Philadelphia to work in the Turbine Division of Westinghouse. He stayed in the area for a little less than a year, before returning to Norway,…

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In conjunction with their 100th Anniversary celebration, the Walnutport Centennial Historical Committee has published a history book entitled Walnutport Pennsylvania, Then and Now. The all-volunteer committee that compiled the information for this book was not…

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CAUTION: Beginning July 15 and continuing Monday-Thursday, 10AM-2PM for several weeks, construction-related blasting will occur near the I-476 PA Turnpike Bridge.  This will directly impact the Weissport – East Penn section of the D&L Trail, which follows…

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The Bureau of Facility Design and Construction, a part of the DCNR that manages state park infrastructure projects, featured the rehabilitation of the Delaware Canal in its spring newsletter. The article provides a good overview…

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On July 8, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read (for only the third time publicly) from the steps of the historic Easton courthouse. Every year the city of Easton celebrates the unique occasion during…

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Wilkes-Barre’s annual RiverFest is always a good time, but this year was special. Not only did the festival celebrate its tenth anniversary, but it also included the dedication of the recently completed, $30 million River…

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A lively stretch of the Delaware Canal from Centre Bridge to New Hope will be explored during a “Member’s Choice Walk” on Sunday, July 19. The 9.5 mile round trip hike, sponsored by the Friends…

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Protecting the historic and natural value of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor is not an easy task. In fact, it takes a large amount of resources and partnerships to accomplish this goal. As you know,…

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