New PDF release: Along the Wissahickon Creek (Postcard History Series)

By Andrew Mark Herman

ISBN-10: 0738535214

ISBN-13: 9780738535210

initially known as Wisauksicken and Wisamickon through the Lenni Lenape tribe of southeastern Pennsylvania, the creek used to be renamed Wissahickon by means of ecu settlers within the overdue 1600s. The Wissahickon, starting as a small circulation fed through underground springs in significant Montgomery County, winds its method down right into a breathtaking valley in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park sooner than getting into the Schuylkill River. wealthy in background and scenic good looks, the creek has performed a tremendous half within the improvement of the world. Early generators have been verified alongside its banks, and through the yankee Revolution, Washington's military arrange encampments within the creek valley. considering changing into a part of Fairmount Park in 1868, the Wissahickon has persevered to be the focal point of land upkeep and is now a part of the Wissahickon eco-friendly Ribbon Preserve.

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