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

By Andrew Mark Herman

initially known as Wisauksicken and Wisamickon through the Lenni Lenape tribe of southeastern Pennsylvania, the creek was once renamed Wissahickon by way of ecu settlers within the overdue 1600s. The Wissahickon, starting as a small movement fed by way of underground springs in relevant Montgomery County, winds its method down right into a breathtaking valley in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park prior to coming into the Schuylkill River. wealthy in historical past and scenic good looks, the creek has performed an enormous half within the improvement of the world. Early generators have been demonstrated alongside its banks, and through the yank Revolution, Washington's military arrange encampments within the creek valley. considering turning into a part of Fairmount Park in 1868, the Wissahickon has endured 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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