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The D&L Blog: History

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Spend a pleasant summer evening cruising on the Lehigh Canal aboard the Josiah White II, listening to songs and stories about life on the canal while enjoying a delicious Victorian-style picnic dinner. The first of…

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Imagine the beautiful setting that would be created with water flowing through the New Hope Canal.  Residents and tourists alike would benefit by having a historical piece of history brought back to life.  This is…

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The photo below shows a group from the Northeast Region National Heritage Areas outside the dome of the U.S. Capitol, with the Washington Monument in the background.  They are smiling because legislation was introduced this…

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Morning Call columnist Bill White recently featured Tales of the Towpath in his weekly column.  Bill visited a a social studies fair at Roosevelt Elementary School in Allentown, where the fourth-grade classes were presenting their…

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Written by Silas Chamberlin The Collective Memory Project is a joint effort between the Alliance for Sustainable Communities and concerned individuals to help educate the public about the rich history of immigration in the Lehigh…

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Written by Silas Chamberlin DCNR annually names a “River of the Year.”  In 2007, the Lehigh River took top honors.  This year, the Delaware River tops the list.  Check out the DCNR press release below:…

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Written By Silas Chamberlin A new pictorial history of industrial behemoth Bethlehem Steel is now available for purchase. Authors Ann Bartholomew and Donald Stuart Young worked with the Canal History and Technology Press, the publishing…

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Written By Silas Chamberlin Frank “Wyso” Wysochansky’s spent most of his life in Blakely, PA, a coal-mining community near Scranton. Having lost his father in a mining accident, Wyso was familiar with the harsh realities…

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Written by Silas Chamberlin Those of you who frequent the Freemansburg section of the D&L Trail have probably noticed the new observation deck, constructed as part of Jonathan Yu’s Eagle Scout project. The new deck…

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The popular children’s storybook “Tales of the Towpath” has been released in audiobook version as a teaching tool for low-level readers, visually-impaired students, and English as a Second Language (ESL) students taking part in the…

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Written By Silas Chamberlin On November 18 from 7-9 pm, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Preservation Pennsylvania, and the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor will host a region-wide…

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Written By Silas Chamberlin On September 24th, exactly four months after closing for extensive repair, cleaning and painting, Morrisville’s Calhoun Street Bridge once again welcomed nearly 18,000 daily vehicles crossing the Delaware River between Morrisville,…

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