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By Donna Boone, Landmark Towns Coordinator As summer winds down, the Landmark Towns of Bucks County welcome Autumn with a full calendar of fairs, festival and fun events for the entire family. The boroughs of…

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Written By Silas Chamberlin Remember that weekend last fall when you and your buddies piled into the car and made an epic journey through the Corridor, consuming large quantities of only the finest beer and…

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Written By Silas Chamberlin Patrick Brown’s new book Industrial Pioneers: Scranton, Pennsylvania and the Transformation of America, 1840-1902 is a much-needed study of a city that played a disproportionately formative role in nineteenth-century American industrial…

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U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent (R-15th) took time from his busy Washington DC schedule to spend the morning of February 18 reading selections from the D&L children’s storybook – Tales of the Towpath – to fourth-grade…

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Rhoma Mostel recently visited New Hope and made a short video of her time on the D&L Trail.

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Written by Silas Chamberlin People who live in Eastern Pennsylvania know it is an underappreciated Mecca of microbreweries, brew pubs, and beer bars. From Tröegs and Appalachian brewing companies in Harrisburg to Easton’s Weyerbacher, Downingtown’s…

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Throw a stone, and it will probably land in a community garden.  It seems like they are sprouting up everywhere — and for good reason.  Communities recognize that gardens are a great way to add a little…

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Last Wednesday a group of D&L staff members and local history buffs met with Deidre McCarthy of the National Park Service’s Cultural Resource Geographic Information System facility (CRGIS). As noted in an earlier blog entry,…

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On the evening of September 8, the South Bethlehem Historical Society will hold its annual meeting at the Bethlehem Masonic Temple, on Brighton and Cherokee Streets. This year’s meeting promises to be especially interesting, as…

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Recently, with the help of three college interns, Landmark Towns of Bucks County completed a 10 week mural art and landscaping project in downtown Bristol Borough. The 2009 Community Partner Internship Program, an initiative of…

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Looking for a new local history read? Check out Jay Luke’s recently-published When Coal was Queen: The History of the Queen City-Olyphant, Pennsylvania. The new book documents the heritage of the small, coal-mining community of…

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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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