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The D&L Blog: History

Delaware & Lehigh - From Ireland to Easton, a locktender’s grandson comes home

Archive for: History posts

On a warm, mid-March afternoon, Hugh and his daughter, Kathleen, decided to visit the building in hopes of finding out more about their familial ties to Easton. Their journey, 10 years in the making, unfurled a tapestry of cross-continent connections to the D&L.

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By Elissa Garofalo Jim Thorpe (a.k.a. Mauch Chunk) is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. It’s befitting that the iconic Lehigh Coal & Navigation (LC&N) Building received a meticulous restoration in preparation. Preservation work like…

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By Elissa Garofalo, D&L Executive Director Since this was a particularly exciting fall season, we decided to close out 2017 with a uniquely D&L Top 10 List. From the installation of the historic Mansion House…

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Come sit a spell in the crisp autumn air and find out why concrete phone booths (like this one on the Asher F. Boyer Trail near Three Mile Dam) dotted the Lehigh and Delaware Valleys, along…

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Haunted Hugh Moore Park is back for a Frightfully Fun Fourth Year!  – Join Us for the Event or Volunteer with Us! We invite you to join us for our family-friendly Halloween event “Haunted Hugh…

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This summer our GIS Analyst intern, Miranda Waldman (Pennsylvania State University Dept. of Geography), made an interactive web mapping application that allows users to compare maps of the Lehigh Canal from 1864 with modern imagery….

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Blog Post By: Dennis Scholl, D&L Education Manager Rain, rain go away, come again another day. Just not on weekdays between April 24 and June 13. Well, maybe after 2 p.m. That would be acceptable….

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Blog Post by: Martha Capwell Fox, Museum & Archives Coordinator The first Irish immigrants to Pennsylvania arrived in 1682, in the very first ship that brought William Penn’s Quakers to his new land. They were…

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Do you take lots of photos along the D&L Trail? Did you snap a great shot of Hank and George at the National Canal Museum? Submit up to five of your favorite photos taken in…

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Blog Post By: Terri Monserrat, D&L Communications & Outreach Coordinator It may seem like group activities on the D&L Trail occur infrequently in the winter, but there are plenty of places to look for fun outings….

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Gues Blog Post By: Laura Rohrbach My family has been in Freemansburg for generations. I grew up along the Lehigh Canal, looking for salamanders in the silt-laden water and listening to stories of mules and canal…

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Blog Post By: Martha Capwell Fox, D&L Museum & Archives Coordinator Scott Herring has spent years photographing Pennsylvania’s legendary anthracite mines, miners and trains. He’s now organizing a region-wide celebration of Pennsylvania’s hard coal culture…

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