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Image you are in fourth grade. Over several weeks, your teacher has read a book about a nineteenth-century boy, the same age as you that grew up in a town just down the road. You…

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At 9:00 AM on Monday, January 19, please join the Bristol community in a Martin Luther King Day of Service in the Bristol Marsh. Volunteers are needed to help clean up and beautify the area….

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Over the weekend, two Landmark Towns, Morrisville and Yardley, received 65 donated trees, as part of the TreeVitalize tree planting program. TreeVitalize is a partnership launched by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources that…

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From Thursday October 16 to Saturday October 18, Lehigh University hosted the 75th annual Pennsylvania Historical Association conference at the Hotel Bethlehem. The conference opened Thursday night with a lecture by noted Abraham Lincoln scholar…

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Rail trails got their start with Congress’ purely pragmatic deregulation of the railroad industry. During the 1970s, the railroad industry was faced with a deteriorating infrastructure, uncompetitive market structure, and the bankruptcy of several large companies. Existing regulations…

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On September 13, join Landmark Towns and Ravenchase Adventures for a real-life treasure hunt that will take you through the towns of Bristol, Morrisville, New Hope, and Yardley. Travel by car along 60 miles of…

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If you’re looking for a cool way to spend a hot summer night, why not consider dinner and a show in one of Bucks County’s great downtowns? The four historic boroughs of Bristol, Morrisville, New…

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We tend to think of nature and industry as polar opposites. One of the primary narratives of American history is the shift from fear of nature during colonization and expansion west, to its pragmatic and…

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In 1904, Mansfield Merriman, a civil engineering professor at Lehigh University and respected expert on hydraulics, delivered a report to Jay S. Moyer of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. In December 1903, Moyer had…

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