Andrew Mark Herman's Along the Wissahickon Creek (Postcard History Series) PDF

By Andrew Mark Herman

initially referred to as Wisauksicken and Wisamickon via the Lenni Lenape tribe of southeastern Pennsylvania, the creek was once renamed Wissahickon by means of ecu settlers within the overdue 1600s. The Wissahickon, starting as a small circulate fed via underground springs in principal Montgomery County, winds its means down right into a breathtaking valley in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park earlier than coming into the Schuylkill River. wealthy in heritage and scenic attractiveness, the creek has performed a huge half within the improvement of the world. Early turbines have been tested alongside its banks, and through the yank Revolution, Washington's military organize encampments within the creek valley. because changing into a part of Fairmount Park in 1868, the Wissahickon has persisted to be the point of interest of land protection and is now a part of the Wissahickon eco-friendly Ribbon Preserve.

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