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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Northampton County, Pennsylvania

 
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1Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Allen Township — Famous Indian Walk
The famous Indian Walk of a day and a half from Wrightstown, Bucks County, to near the present Mauch Chunk was performed for the Penn Proprietors of Pennsylvania September 19-20, 1737 by Edward Marsh and his associates who slept at the end of the . . . Map (db m150641) HM
2Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Allen Township — Hiram Pearson — Born Feb. 26, 1841 • Died May 16, 1918 — Aged 77 years, 2 months and 20 days —
of Company D, 153rd Regiment Penn. Vol., fought at Chancellorsville and at Gettysburg. One rifle ball hit him on the arm, one grazed his shoulder and the third bent his bayonet.Map (db m159125) HM
3Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Allen Township — The Mills of Allen Township
[Large mill stone] Commemorating the Mills of Allen Township Donated by John and Mary BernickMap (db m159116) HM
4Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Allen Township — Veterans Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to all the Allen Township Veterans who served our country [Armed Services Emblems]Map (db m159110) WM
5Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Allen Township — Walking Purchase
The fleet-footed Edward Marshall and associates in the day and a half walk on Sept.19-20,1737, crossed Hokendauqua Creek below this point. They spent the first night in the woods near Hockendauqua Indian Town.Map (db m86255) HM
6Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Allen Township — World War II Honor Roll
Killed In Action Cpl. William E. Krumanocker • P.F.C. Wilmer C. Saylor 2nd Lt. John Robert Knause * * * * * * * * * * * * P.F.C. Paul Andreas · Pvt. Ray Beil · S/C Allen A. Beil Pvt. Kenneth K. Beil · F1C Stephen T. Bodo · P.F.C. . . . Map (db m159171) WM
7Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bangor — Slate Industry
Robert M. Jones of Wales, who came here in 1848 as an immigrant, began the slate quarrying industry. The region became a major world center for slate. From here came slate for roofs and old-time school slates and pencils.Map (db m29697) HM
8Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — 1910 Bethlehem Steel Strike
In February, 1910, over 9,000 steelworkers went on strike over wages, overtime, and work conditions. A striker was shot and killed here during hostilities that ensued. The subsequent federal investigation substantiated workers' claims and . . . Map (db m70518) HM
9Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — 23 — A Changing Landscape — Looking Forward to Bethlehem's Future
The sprawling steel plant once occupied close to 1800 acres between South Bethlehem and the Lehigh River. After it shut down, the company took on a major environmental clean-up, leaving the site safe for future use. In the years that followed, . . . Map (db m114370) HM
10Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — 9 — A Community of Workers — Life on the South Side of Bethlehem
The streets that stretch up from the steel plant make up South Bethlehem. Over the decades, this community grew along with Bethlehem Steel's growing workforce. Generations of workers lived, shopped, attended school and church, played sports, . . . Map (db m113779) HM
11Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — 13 — A Legacy of Steel — Work, Identity, And Pride
Look down at the walkway on the Trestle. Some workers signed their names in steel, welding the letters on the deck. Working at the Steel meant you were part of something important: a huge industry that served the needs of a growing . . . Map (db m113920) HM
12Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — A Water-Powered Elevator
The Locks Are Key Engineers on the Delaware and Lehigh canals installed over 70 locks to raise and lower canal boats onto stretches of level water. Although there were variations between individual locks, the process of "locking through" . . . Map (db m157402) HM
13Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Air Products
Air Products, founded in 1940, revolutionized the supply of industrial gases on the novel concept of building a plant next to a steel mill and piping oxygen directly to the customer. That transformative idea was reflected in the "A" of Air . . . Map (db m111838) HM
14Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Bell House — First Seminary for Girls
An early Germanic type of building; erected in 1745. Used first as the Family House. Girls' School, 1749. Bell, still in use, was cast in Bethlehem. Turret had first town clock, 1746. Weathervane is the church seal in metal. . . . Map (db m27109) HM
15Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — 11 — Bethlehem Built — Steel From This Plant Built, Bridged & Powered America
Across all its facilities, Bethlehem Steel produced over 1 billion tons of steel between 1905 and 1999-that's over 12,000 Golden Gate Bridges worth of material! A high quality of steel, dependent upon rigorous testing during the many . . . Map (db m113800) HM
16Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Bethlehem Steel Plant
Headquartered here, it was one of the most important iron and steel manufacturers in the nation. In 1863, Bethlehem Iron Co. began producing railroad rails. Steel manufacturing began in 1873 with armor plate and guns forged for the US Navy. The . . . Map (db m79612) HM
17Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — 4 — Blast Furnace — The Ingredients for Iron-Making
Look around you, these five blast furnaces were the heart of the plant for many decades. Ordinarily up to three of the five furnaces would be operating at one time. They ran continuously-night and day, seven days a week-and required constant . . . Map (db m113751) HM
18Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Brethren's House
Built 1748 by Moravians as house for single men. Early industry center: bell foundry, silkworm culture, other crafts and trades. Military hospital in Revolution. Girls' school from 1815. Now part of Moravian College and a museum.Map (db m26904) HM
19Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Brighton Court
The former headquarters of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Built 1886-1889Map (db m159174) HM
20Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Catherine Drinker Bowen — (1897-1973)
Author & historian. Her works include books on Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. “Yankee from Olympus”, Sir Edward Coke “Lion and the Throne”, & the U.S. Constitution “Miracle at Philadelphia”. She lived here during her . . . Map (db m79688) HM
21Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Central Moravian Church — A Landmark of American Music
The annual festivals of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem were initiated on March 27, 1900 by the first American performance of the “Mass in B Minor” of Johann Sebastian Bach.Map (db m27140) HM
22Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Charles M. Schwab — (1862-1939)
American industrialist and pioneer of the US steel industry. Schwab established Bethlehem Steel Corporation in 1904. By World War I, it was among the largest steel producers in the world and a major contributor to the war effort. Schwab's South . . . Map (db m79657) HM
23Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Coal for Cabbage — 1829 - 1942
"We used to trade a lot along the canal. People who had vegetables and things. We'd give them coal and they'd give us cabbages, tomatoes and things like that. There were lock tenders whose wives made good bread. We'd give them coal . . . Map (db m157396) HM
24Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Continental Army Honored Dead
In memory of the soldiers of the Continental Army who suffered and died in this building used as a military hospital from Dec. 1776 to April 1777 and Sept. 1777 to April 1778Map (db m27115) HM
25Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Crown Inn
A two-story log inn, built here in 1745, was Bethlehem's first public house. Located near the ferry that crossed the Lehigh River, it was visited by famous political and military leaders of the era. A bridge replaced the ferry, 1794, and the inn . . . Map (db m29831) HM
26Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — David Tannenberg — (1728-1804)
One of America’s foremost pipe organ builders. Tannenberg, born at Berthelsdorf, Germany, emigrated to the Moravian community at Bethlehem in 1749. From 1760-65 he lived at Burnside Plantation, where he built organs as an apprentice of Johann . . . Map (db m29781) HM
27Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Edwin L. Drake
Drilled first oil well in America in 1859 at Titusville, Pa. Lived at Bethlehem in this house for last seven years of his life, 1873-1880. In 1902 his remains were moved from Bethlehem to memorial monument erected at Titusville.Map (db m26836) HM
28Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Eugene Gifford Grace — (1876-1960)
President, Bethlehem Steel, 1913-45, & chairman, 1946-57, lived here. A protιgι of industrialist Charles M. Schwab, he helped make the company the U.S.'s largest shipbuilder & 2nd largest steelmaker - a formidable supplier in two world wars.Map (db m29826) HM
29Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — First Bethlehem Pharmacy
First Bethlehem Pharmacy, In Clergy House 1743 - 1752 Established at this stand, 1752.Map (db m27154) HM
30Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — First House of Moravian Settlement
The first house of the Moravian settlement occupied March 9, 1741, stood on this site. In this house on Christmas Eve 1741 COUNT ZINZENDORF, conducting a love feast, named the place Bethlehem.Map (db m29793) HM
31Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — From Mountain to Market — 1829 - 1942
"A few miles above Easton, the Lehigh was pocked with white water at almost every turning. To navigate it seemed impossible." Josiah White, Co-founder of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company
. . . Map (db m157399) HM
32Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Gemein Haus — (Clergy House)
Erected in 1741 The first house of worship in Bethlehem Home for the clergy among whom were Zinzendorf - Spangenberg Nitschmann - Ettwein - Seidel Scene of the Great Wedding July 15, 1749 Place of the only school for the . . . Map (db m27144) HM
33Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Gemeinhaus — (Clergy House)
Erected in 1741. First place of worship in Bethlehem was on the second floor. Count von Zinzendorf had quarters here, 1742. Place of many notable conferences in the Colonial and Revolutionary periods. ————— . . . Map (db m27138) HM
34Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — 24 — Heat Treating — The High House
What is Heat Treating? If you look towards the bridge to your left, you can see a tall and narrow building. This is the High House, or No. 3 Treatment Facility. Its tall shape accommodates the heat treating process, where gun barrels and . . . Map (db m114372) HM
35Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Heckewelder House
One-half block south, stands the home of John Heckewelder, famed Indian missionary and interpreter, author of works on American Indians. House was erected in 1810.Map (db m27192) HM
36Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Henry Noll — (1871-1925)
The productivity of this Bethlehem Steel worker, referred to as "Schmidt," was key to Frederick W. Taylor's landmark book, "Principles of Scientific Management." Noll was credited with loading 45 tons of pig iron a day in 1899, to increase his day's . . . Map (db m29931) HM
37Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Hilda Doolittle — (H.D.)
The renowned poet was born here on September 10, 1886; died in Zurich, September 27, 1961. H. D. sought the Hellenic spirit and a classic beauty of expression. She is buried in nearby Nisky Hill Cemetery. "O, give me burning blue."Map (db m29796) HM
38Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Horsfield House
Built A.D. 1749. First store in the Lehigh Valley Opened A.D. 1753 in the west end of this house. Torn down A.D. 1879.Map (db m27193) HM
39Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — 8 — Hot, Loud, & Dangerous — Work Conditions Ignite Labor Reform
Steelworkers often labored six or even seven days a week in long and exhausting shifts. Accidents were common. Over 500 men died on the job between 1905 and 1941. Hundreds, if not thousands, were badly injured by burning metal, toxic . . . Map (db m113775) HM
40Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — 6 — Immigration & Industry — Generations of Workers, Waves of Immigrants
Imagine leaving behind all you know and starting a new life in a foreign place with few friends and little money. From the 1880s to the 1920s, millions of European immigrants arrived in the US in hope of finding work and a better life. Many . . . Map (db m113758) HM
41Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — 2 — Iron and Steel: A History
People have been producing iron and steel for thousands of years, heating up iron ores and limestone by burning charcoal, anthracite coal or coke (a fuel derived from coal) to create a sturdy metal. Iron-whether it is hammered ("wrought") into . . . Map (db m111844) HM
42Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — It's a Short Commute — 1829 - 1942
"The boatsmen had a hard life. But the locktenders did too, because they couldn't go nowhere. They had to be on the job all the time." Harvey Brant Locktender
It is early morning and still . . . Map (db m157397) HM
43Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — John Frederick Wolle — (1863 - 1933)
Organist, composer, and conductor. A major interpreter of J.S. Bach's music. He founded the Bethlehem Bach Festival and conducted the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, 1898-1905 and 1911-1932. Wolle was born and raised here in Main Hall.Map (db m27164) HM
44Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — John Fritz — (1822-1913)
The famed mechanical engineer was superintendent of Johnstown's Cambria Iron Works, 1854-60, & Bethlehem Iron Company, 1860-92. Pioneered in production of rails and armor plate. A Lehigh trustee, he endowed the engineering laboratory here.Map (db m79837) HM
45Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Lafayette
Here stood the George Frederick Beckel house, 1762-1872, famed as the place where General Lafayette convalesced from a leg wound suffered at the Battle of Brandywine, 1777. Beckel was then superintendent of the community farm here in Bethlehem.Map (db m26877) HM
46Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — 7 — Making Iron — From Ore to Molten Metal
The Blast Furnaces reduced iron ore to metallic pig iron. The furnaces had differing production capabilities, ranging from 800 to 3300 tons of iron per day. Most of this would later be processed into steel. 1 Heating The . . . Map (db m113767) HM
47Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Monocacy Creek and Johnston Park
”Every municipality is morally bound to furnish to its inhabitants an abundant supply of pure water, and a well-drained soil... " Archibald Johnston First Mayor of the unified City of Bethlehem Monocacy Creek . . . Map (db m114647) HM
48Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Moravian Archives
Repository for records of the Moravian Church, first organized in 1757. The Archives holds a unique collection of manuscripts, books, music and images relating to the history of the Moravians in North America from 1740 to the present.Map (db m29782) HM
49Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Moravian Cemetery
Used as a burial place, 1742-1910. Site selected and consecrated by Count von Zinzendorf. Only flat gravestones were permitted. Here are the graves of persons of various nationalities and races.Map (db m29784) HM
50Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Moravian Community
Community organized June 25, 1742. The oldest buildings are on West Church Street. Those marked are; Gemeinhaus, Sisters' House, Bell House, Brothers' House, and Old Chapel.Map (db m26907) HM
51Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — 3 — Moving Materials — The Hoover-Mason Trestle
The walkway you're standing on is the Hoover-Mason Trestle, an elevated rail line built to transport raw materials to the blast furnaces. Named after the engineering firm that designed and built it, the Trestle was in use from 1907 until . . . Map (db m111847) HM
52Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Non-Native Plants — Along The Hoover-Mason Trestle
NON-NATIVE PLANTS ARRIVED HERE BY HUMAN ACTIVITY either deliberate or accidental. American colonists brought seeds and plants from their home countries for food production, medicinal purposes and ornamental gardening. Seeds arrived in the ballast . . . Map (db m114091) HM
53Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Oil Mill — 1765
“Notice is hereby given to the Public, that the new oil Mill at Bethlehem for rubbing Hemp will be a going before Christmas. But the new Oil Mill will not be finished till the Latter end of Januario or in Febr. next year 1766...” Oil . . . Map (db m27080) HM
54Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Old Chapel
The second place of worship, 1751-1806. Here many noted persons of the American Revolution heard early Moravian music and the Gospel. Prominent clergy were Bishops Nitschmann, Spangenberg, de Watteville, and Ettwein.Map (db m27165) HM
55Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — 14 — One Of The Hardest Jobs In The World — A Day In The Life: A Tough Job Has Its Rewards
Former steelworkers reflect on the challenges and rewards of their occupation: "I remember the first day I was on the job and I was like 'Oh my god, this is hell! Smoke and fire, it was just incredible. I almost ran out of there, it . . . Map (db m113921) HM
56Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Pottery
“Today we made the beginning in the ground breaking for our new potter's house, which will be built toward the Monocacy, westward from the Gemein and Choir Houses, in such a way that a row of still needed shops can be added later in a . . . Map (db m26919) HM
57Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Pulaski's Banner
While Pulaski guarded this area in 1778, the Moravian women made a banner which his cavalry bore until he died at the Siege of Savannah in 1779. The banner was later immortalized in a poem by Longfellow.Map (db m27195) HM
58Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Restoration of the Nain-Schober House — 429 Heckewelder Place
This is the last remaining home from the American Indian mission village of Nain which existed from 1758-1765 in the vicinity of 12th and 13th Avenues in West Bethlehem. The house was originally built around 1758 by Moravian missionaries with help . . . Map (db m27194) HM
59Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Robert H. Sayre — (1824-1907)
The engineer and philanthropist lived here. Directed construction, Lehigh Valley Railroad. A founder, Bethlehem Iron Co. Benefactor to St. Luke's Hospital, Church of the Nativity, and Bishopthorpe Girls School. Charter trustee, Lehigh University.Map (db m29825) HM
60Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Samuel Wetherill — (1821-1890)
Chemist, industrialist, inventor, and Civil War officer. In 1852 he developed a process for extracting white zinc oxide directly from zinc ore. In 1853 he founded the Lehigh Zinc Co., with a plant here, pioneering the manufacture of zinc spelter and . . . Map (db m29932) HM
61Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Sisters' House
Built in 1744. Brothers' House until 1748. Here unmarried sisters plied many of the arts and crafts for women. In 1778, Pulaski's banner was made by them. ————— Erected A.D. 1742. Prior to 1748 used as a . . . Map (db m27159) HM
62Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Steelworkers Memorial Park
In memory of the more than 600 Bethlehem Steel Corporation employees who lost their lives in work-related accidents. 1905 - 1996 [names not transcribed] Built and Dedicated in 2001 These memorial bricks were purchased by family, . . . Map (db m159281) HM
63Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — Sun Inn
Erection begun, 1758; enlarged and altered in 19th century. Considered one of the best inns of its time. Here many notable patriots and military leaders of the Revolutionary War period were entertained.Map (db m26878) HM
64Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — 1 — The Beginnings of Bethlehem Steel — 150 Years of Industrial History
The story of Bethlehem Steel begins in the 1840s when the Lehigh Canal and the coal it carried triggered the American Industrial Revolution in the Lehigh Valley. In the 1850s, newly-constructed railroad lines like the Lehigh Valley Railroad . . . Map (db m113743) HM
65Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — 12 — The Bethlehem Beam — Hard As Steel
The strong, lightweight structural beam makes up the framework of buildings, bridges, and other structures. These wide flange beams were first made in 1907 right here in Bethlehem, using inventor Henry Grey's innovative rolling . . . Map (db m113803) HM
66Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — 10 — The Blower House — Making Hot Air
The large building to the left is the Blower House. This is where giant gas-powered engines pumped pressurized air into the blast furnaces. Every ton of iron takes about 200,000 cubic feet of air to produce! 1 Building Pressure The . . . Map (db m113794) HM
67Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — 18 — The Flow Of Goods & Money — Bethlehem At The Crossroads
How did a small city in the Lehigh Valley become home to one of America's largest steel producers? In the early decades of the company, Bethlehem's location near major cities, raw materials, and transportation routes positioned it for . . . Map (db m113926) HM
68Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — 22 — The No. 2 Machine Shop — Shaping Steel
Inside this long building, workers turned forged steel into finished parts and products. Through a few basic cutting processes-including milling, drilling, turning, boring, planing-machinists shaped steel with incredible precision. The size . . . Map (db m114366) HM
69Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — The Old Chapel
Before and during the American Revolution many noted patriots worshiped here, including George Washington, Martha Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Count Casimir Pulaski and the Marquis de Lafayette. In 1792 . . . Map (db m27189) HM
70Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — 21 — Wartime Steel
The long building in front of you is the No. 2 Machine Shop. Built in 1890, this was one of the largest industrial buildings in the world, stretching for nearly a third of a mile. Workers in this shop milled and drilled Bethlehem's steel into . . . Map (db m114093) HM
71Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — West Hall — 1859
Built as an additional dormitory five years after Main Hall during a period of rapid expansion. Now occupied by the Moravian College Music Department.Map (db m27163) HM
72Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — 20 — Why Did Bethlehem Close? — The Last Pour
How could an industrial giant for over a century fall into a drastic decline and close? And what would happen to the workers and facility? Many who worked here asked these questions as the plant ground to a close. Workers cast Blast Furnace C . . . Map (db m114087) HM
73Pennsylvania (Northampton County), East Allen Township — George Wolf
Congressman; Governor for two terms, 1829-35, was born on a nearby farm on Aug. 12, 1777. His fame rests on his support of the Free School Act of 1834, foundation of the public school system of the State.Map (db m86252) HM
74Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — • Edward E. "Hook" Mylin •
EDWARD E. "HOOK" MYLIN COACHED Lafayette for seven seasons (1937-42, 1946) and guided the Leopards to undefeated seasons in 1937 and 1940. What he accomplished in his first year at Lafayette is likely his greatest single achievement, earning . . . Map (db m136148) HM
75Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — • G. Herbert McCracken Gate •
G. HERBERT MCCRACKEN coached Lafayette for 12 seasons (1924-35) and guided the Leopards to the 1926 National Championship with a perfect 9-0 record. His place in football history will forever be known as the inventor of the huddle. As . . . Map (db m136146) HM
76Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — 1753 Bachmann Publick House — Tavern
"There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn." Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English Lexicographer and Author
. . . Map (db m157235) HM
77Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Alumni Memorial Plaza
Dedicated to Honor the Sons of Lafayette Fallen in Service to the United States of America September 16, 1989 Mexican War 1846 - 1848 James McKeen '41 Civil War 1861 - 1865 Edward S. Carrell '61 • Joseph Castles '59 • . . . Map (db m136173) WM
78Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Anthracite Iron - A Revolution Is Born — 1826 - 1840
"With the erection of this furnace (Furnace No. 1 in Biery's Bridge) commenced the era of high and larger furnaces and better blast machinery, with consequent improvements in yield and quality of iron produced." — . . . Map (db m157372) HM
79Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Anthracite Tidewater Canals
"Throughout the season of business, & this year [1832] is but the beginning of a navigation by Canal to tide; their business is expected to increase several fold, & so the employment for Hands." Josiah White, co-founder Lehigh [Coal . . . Map (db m109574) HM
80Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Astronomical Observatory — 1865
The Heavens declare the Glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handy.work. This stone was taken from the Traill Green Observatory, the gift of Traill Green, A.M., LL.D., Trustee 1837-'41, Faculty 1837-'41, 1853-'97. Built at this site in . . . Map (db m136112) HM
81Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution
"History does not repeat itself in detail, but there were remarkable similarities between the Severn River Valley in the eighteenth century and the Lehigh River Valley in the nineteenth century. Both may be called cradles of the . . . Map (db m157276) HM
82Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Canal Boats — 1831 - 1932
"I remember one day, my dad grabbed both the driver and captain and threw them in the canal. My dog Buster, got one of the captains by the seat of the pants and really tore his pants off. He got his wife to steer while he went in the cabin to . . . Map (db m109562) HM
83Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Christopher Columbus Statue — Karl Stirner Arts Trail — City of Easton, Pennsylvania —
A significant contribution by the Italian immigrants to Easton is this statue of Christopher Columbus, purposely located here at the city's waterfront. The statue was dedicated in a daylong celebration on December 14, 1930. This magnificent . . . Map (db m114654) HM
84Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Connecting Communities Across the Delaware River — Karl Stirner Arts Trail — City of Easton, Pennsylvania —
The first commercial crossing of the Delaware River at Easton was a ferry enfranchised to David Martin in 1739. Located near the present site of Scott Park at the junction of the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers, it operated until the beginning of . . . Map (db m114653) HM
85Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Cradle of the American Silk Industry — Karl Stirner Arts Trail — City of Easton, Pennsylvania —
Pennsylvania's first silk mill opened in Scranton in 1873. The first silk mill in the Lehigh Valley was the Adelade Silk Mill in Allentown, which opened in 1881. Other prominent silk milling operations included the Bethlehem Silk Mill, the . . . Map (db m157255) HM
86Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Date Plate
In 1882, the Lehigh Valley Railroad replaced its original South Easton repair shops with a large, multi-building facility. The site included a forty stall roundhouse that was 300 feet in diameter and a locomotive building shop, which burned down . . . Map (db m109566) HM
87Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — David Martin's Ferry
Operated at "The Forks" on grants received in 1739 and 1741. It was an important link on a main route to the west until 1806. Transported troops and supplies in the Revolutionary War.Map (db m29776) HM
88Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Delaware Canal — National Historic Landmark
Delaware Canal has been designated a National Historic Landmark. This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.Map (db m86114) HM
89Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Dr. Florence Seibert — (1897-1991)
Birth site of the renowned biochemist. In spite of the handicap of polio, she developed in the 1920s a safe process for intravenous therapy. Later, in 1934, she refined the tuberculin skin test that was ultimately adopted worldwide.Map (db m29743) HM
90Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Easton & Nearby Heritage Attractions — 1829 - 1932
Easton is situated at the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers. Founded in the early 1750s, it became an important river community and transportation junction. Opened by 1834, the Lehigh, Morris, and Delaware Canal systems carried . . . Map (db m109572) HM
91Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Easton's Abbot Street Area — 1832 - 1880
Iron wasn't the only thing being manufactured along Section 8 of the Lehigh Navigation in the 19th century. Only one year after opening the Lehigh Navigation in 1829, Josiah White tapped his creative mind and proclivity to use water as a source . . . Map (db m157379) HM
92Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Easton's Electric Railway — Karl Stirner Arts Trail — City of Easton, Pennsylvania —
The Third Electric Railway The nation's third electric railway was located in Easton. Built for regular passenger service, operation began from this point on January 14th, 1888. Eventually, the system expanded across the Lehigh Valley, and . . . Map (db m157249) HM
93Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Establishing a College at Easton — Karl Stirner Arts Trail — City of Easton, Pennsylvania —
On Christmas Eve 1824, the Easton Centinel carried a notice calling upon residents of Northampton County "friendly to the establishment of a COLLEGE at Easton" to meet three days later at White's Hotel on Center Square. Local lawyers James Madison . . . Map (db m136107) HM
94Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Exploring The Corridor — 1828 - 1932
“Our residents take pride and partner in their heritage—they understand the meaning of what we have and act to preserve it” Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and State Heritage Park, Management Action . . . Map (db m114642) HM
95Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Fathers of the Industrial Revolution — 1810 - 1816
"I knew that my propensity for tools and ingenuity was great. Erskine was the Skribe and a good mechanic and excellent councellor." — Josiah White, 1832
Josiah White was a devout Quaker . . . Map (db m157324) HM
96Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — First Reformed Church
Congregation organized 1745. This building, enlarged and restored, was erected, 1776. Scene of Indian Treaty, 1777. During the Revolutionary War, it was used as a military hospital.Map (db m114656) HM
97Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Founding of Easton and Northampton County
Easton and Northampton County were founded by Thomas and John Penn, sons of William Penn, in 1752. They visited the forks of the Delaware in 1735 and shortly thereafter, acquired the land from the forks north to the Blue Mountains. The name . . . Map (db m86224) HM
98Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — From Brownfields to Greenfields
"Nature has a way of reclaiming herself. Given time and human neglect, even the sites of mighty industries will revert to meadows and forests." Captain Sherman's Guide to Hugh Moore Park . . . Map (db m157270) HM
99Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — From Mine to Market — 1818 - 1827
"In the Spring of 1827 it was finally concluded we were strong enough to begin and prosecute the ascending Navigation. For the prosecution of that great undertaking the Co. employed Canvass White, Esq. as the principal . . . Map (db m157327) HM
100Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — From Mountain to Market — 1829 - 1942
"A few miles above Easton, the Lehigh was pocked with white water at almost every turning. To navigate it seemed impossible." Josiah White, Co-founder of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company
. . . Map (db m109529) HM

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