“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Lehigh County, PA (124) Berks County, PA (258) Bucks County, PA (250) Carbon County, PA (75) Montgomery County, PA (237) Northampton County, PA (242) Schuylkill County, PA (70)  LehighCounty(124) Lehigh County (124)  BerksCounty(258) Berks County (258)  BucksCounty(250) Bucks County (250)  CarbonCounty(75) Carbon County (75)  MontgomeryCounty(237) Montgomery County (237)  NorthamptonCounty(242) Northampton County (242)  SchuylkillCounty(70) Schuylkill County (70)
Allentown is the county seat for Lehigh County
Catasauqua is in Lehigh County
      Lehigh County (124)  
      Berks County (258)  
      Bucks County (250)  
      Carbon County (75)  
      Montgomery County (237)  
      Northampton County (242)  
      Schuylkill County (70)  
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1Pennsylvania (Lehigh County), Catasauqua — Biery's Port
First structure, a grist mill, was built about 1752. Starting 1801, Frederick Biery developed the area commercially; erected several landmark stone buildings. This is the oldest part of Catasauqua (incorporated 1853) which was an early home to the . . . Map (db m85376) HM
2Pennsylvania (Lehigh County), Catasauqua — Bryden Horse Shoe Works
Established in 1882, this plant was one of the largest of its kind in the world. It produced a wide variety of horseshoes using the unique patented process of George Bryden. Their high quality led to international demand and distribution. Thousands . . . Map (db m85400) HM
3Pennsylvania (Lehigh County), Catasauqua — Crane Iron Works
The first long-term, commercially successful anthracite iron furnace opened July 4, 1840, here in Catasauqua. Built for the Lehigh Crane Iron Co. by David Thomas, it soon made 50-60 tons of pig iron a week. By 1868 the works had six furnaces; . . . Map (db m85377) HM
4Pennsylvania (Lehigh County), Catasauqua — David Thomas
"Father of the American anthracite iron industry" lived here. A native of Wales, he built Crane Iron Works, deemed the world's first anthracite iron furnace to be completely successful, both commercially & from an engineering standpoint.Map (db m85399) HM
5Pennsylvania (Lehigh County), Catasauqua — Dery Silk Mill
Here was D. George Dery's first Pennsylvania silk mill, built 1897 and later enlarged. By 1914, Dery had 15 mills in this state and one in Massachusetts, employing some 4,000 people; was considered the world's largest individual silk manufacturer. . . . Map (db m133886) HM
6Pennsylvania (Lehigh County), Catasauqua — George Taylor(1716-1781)
Signer, Declaration of Independence, lived here. Delegate to Continental Congress, appointed July 1776. In the provincial Assembly (elected 1764) he opposed a royal government. An ironmaster. House built 1768; a National Historic Landmark.Map (db m85375) HM
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Sep. 25, 2022