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• Edward E. "Hook" Mylin • Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2019
• Edward E. "Hook" Mylin • Marker
Pennsylvania (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, . . . — Map (db m136148) HM

Pennsylvania (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

Pennsylvania (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 . . . — Map (db m136173) WM

Pennsylvania (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

Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Astronomical Observatory1865

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 . . . — Map (db m136112) HM

Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Canal Boats1831 - 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 . . . — Map (db m109562) HM

Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Christopher Columbus Statue
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
Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Civil War Memorial

In honor of the Union Soldier and Sailor 1861 - 1865

Northampton County's Tribute to her Heroes Erected 1899

Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori [Sweet and proper for the country]

"Liberty and union now and . . . — Map (db m129798) WM

Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Connecting Communities Across the Delaware River
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 the . . . — Map (db m114653) HM
Pennsylvania (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 . . . — Map (db m109566) HM

Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — David Brainerd
The log house occupied by the Presbyterian missioner to the Indians in 1744 was a short distance away on the side road. It was here the youthful zealot wrote part of his famed journal. — Map (db m29617) HM
Pennsylvania (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
Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Delaware CanalNational 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
Pennsylvania (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
Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Easton
Key center of travel, trade and industry at the Forks of the Delaware since the days of the Indian. Laid out in 1752 by William Parsons. Site of several Indian peace councils. The home of Lafayette College. — Map (db m29529) HM
Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Easton
Key center of travel, trade and industry at the Forks of the Delaware since the days of the Indian. Laid out in 1752 by William Parsons. Site of several Indian peace councils. The home of Lafayette College. — Map (db m29602) HM
Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Easton & Nearby Heritage Attractions1829 - 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

Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Establishing a College at EastonKarl 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 . . . — Map (db m136107) HM

Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Exploring The Corridor1828 - 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

Pennsylvania (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
Pennsylvania (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
Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — From Mountain to Market1829 - 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

Pennsylvania's anthracite (hard . . . — Map (db m109529) HM

Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — From Waterways to Highways

"The Lehigh Valley was one of the great transportation hubs of America, possessing 10 major wagon roads, 3 important canals and ultimately 8 important railroads." Alfred Chandler, historian

From this unique point along the . . . — Map (db m109575) HM

Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — George Taylor
One of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, member of Continental Congress, ironmaster, lived in this house built in 1757 by William Parsons, Surveyor-General. First occupied by Parsons. — Map (db m29777) HM
Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Honored French Soldiers Who Died at Yorktown1781 • 1991

In Eternal Gratitude to those gallant soldiers of France under General Lafayette's command who died of wounds suffered in the siege of Yorktown fighting for American liberty

[Roll of Honored . . . — Map (db m136172) WM

Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Indian Peace Treaties
With one exception, all the Indian Peace Treaties held in Pennsylvania during the French and Indian War were held in this Square between 1756 and 1762, these councils were attended by the Governors of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and as many as 500 . . . — Map (db m86225) HM
Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — It's a Short Commute1829 - 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 dark. Nestled in bed, six sleeping . . . — Map (db m109560) HM

Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — LafayetteMDCCLVII • MDCCCXXXIV

"I read·I study·I examine I listen·I reflect·and out of all this I try to form an idea into which I put as much common sense as I can" Dec·16·1777Map (db m136144) HM

Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Lafayette College Civil War Memorial

These Died For The Union

1861-1865

Class of 1836 Richard A. Oakford Sidney M. Layton

Class of 1837 Daniel J. Carey

Class of 1840 Horatio S. Howell

Class of 1852 Walter Scott Briggs

Class of . . . — Map (db m136137) WM

Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Lafayette College Founding
At White's Hotel near here, on Dec. 27, 1824, local citizens gathered to found Lafayette College. One of their leaders, James Madison Porter, had recently met Lafayette during the French general's well-received American tour of 1824-25, that revived . . . — Map (db m29724) HM
Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Lafayette College GatewayClass of MCMXXIX

The stones in this gateway were taken from Traill Green Observatory the gift of Doctor Traill Green ———————— Razed 1928 — Map (db m136104) HM

Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Lehigh Canal
This canal's 47 miles from Mauch Chunk to Easton were constructed 1827-1829. Here the Lehigh Canal connected with the Delaware Canal to Philadelphia, and with the Morris Canal to New York. Vital to the transport of anthracite coal and to the rise of . . . — Map (db m29601) HM
Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Liberty Trust Company Bell

This bell was cast in 1922 by the McShane Bell Foundry of Baltimore, and hung in the tower of Liberty Trust Company, 830 Hamilton St. Allentown. The bank was founded in 1919, and the façade of the building was altered to evoke Independence Hall . . . — Map (db m109568) HM

Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Making Tracks1871 - 1972

"It will give some idea of the magnitude of the business done at Easton (a place the existence of which was hardly known in New York until recently) to state there are, within three miles, a total of 49 large factories, and other smaller . . . — Map (db m109573) HM

Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Mid-Atlantic HighlandsDelaware Canal State Park
The Mid-Atlantic Highlands region of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut forms 3-5 million acre forested greenbelt around the densely populated areas of Philadelphia, New York City, and Hartford.

The region stretches from . . . — Map (db m86118) HM

Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Millionaire's Row
Chipman Mansion (252 Spring Garden Street) was built c.1907 and was designed by William Michler. It served as a residence for Easton Industrialist W. Evan Chipman, a partner with his brother in the Charles Chipman Sons Hosiery Mills. . . . — Map (db m114659) HM
Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Northampton County
Formed March 11, 1752 out of Bucks County. Named for Northamptonshire in England. Easton, county seat, was incorporated in 1789. County is noted as a leading center for the steel industry and for cement and slate production. — Map (db m29597) HM
Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Northampton County’s First Court House1765-1862
Northampton County’s first Courthouse erected on this site in 1765. Torn down May, 1862. First court session held in the building March 6th, 1766; last session October 21st, 1861. — Map (db m86226) HM
Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Northampton Street Bridge
This structure replaces a covered wooden bridge of three spans, each about 155 feet clear, supported by two hollow piers, 35 feet by 55 feet and two abutments, built by Timothy Palmer, 1805. At the time of removal being next to the oldest, if . . . — Map (db m114650) HM
Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Phoenix Hose Company
. . . — Map (db m114663) HM
Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Portland Cement
This industry was born in the Lehigh Valley. David O. Saylor first made portland cement at Coplay in 1871. Here also was the first use of the rotary kiln process commercially Nov. 8, 1889. This region has continued to lead in the industry. — Map (db m29640) HM
Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Samuel Phillippe
Recognized as the inventor of the split-bamboo fishing rod in the U.S. His first rent and glued-up cane rod was made about 1846 in his gunsmith shop that stood on this site. — Map (db m29754) HM
Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Sullivan Campaign
This major expedition of the Revolution aimed at the Indian-Tory alliance in New York, was organized at Easton under Gen. John Sullivan. Over a month's preparations preceded the first day's march, begun near here June 18, 1779. — Map (db m29604) HM
Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Sullivan Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians1779
Sullivan Road over which the Army began its advance. June 18 1779. — Map (db m30108) HM
Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Sullivan’s March
In July 1779, General John Sullivan began the southern leg of one of the largest offensive campaigns of the Revolutionary War. Directed against the Indian warriors of the six nations and their British and Loyalist allies, Sullivan’s march proceeded . . . — Map (db m86229) WM
Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Sullivan's Campaign

This stone marks the road over which General John Sullivan marched June 18, 1779, to quell the Indian insurrection and avenge the Wyoming Massacre ————— Erected by the George Taylor Chapter . . . — Map (db m136117) HM

Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — The Canaler's Life1829 - 1942

"One thing, you were never bothered with insomnia. You rose about 3:30 a.m. and you wouldn't retire until 11:00 p.m.." Joseph A. Lum Mule driver

Imagine working 18 hours a day, six days a week! Canalers stopped only when the . . . — Map (db m109555) HM

Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — The Confluence of Campus and CommunityKarl Stirner Arts Trail

The banks of the Bushkill Creek near 3rd Street have long been a center of industry and commerce in Easton. The area has transitioned several times, but has always played a major role in the vibrancy of the community.

One of the earliest . . . — Map (db m136110) HM

Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — The Declaration of Independence in Easton
The first proclamation of the American Declaration of Independence took place on the Court House steps in this Circle in Easton at 12:O’Clock noon in July 8, 1776, simultaneously with similar proclamation at that appointed hour in Philadelphia and . . . — Map (db m86216) HM
Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — The First Triangulation Station and Benchmark1932

Dedicated May 9, 1932 on the one-hundredth anniversary of the opening of the college —————————— A primary reference point for surveying, mapping and planning the second . . . — Map (db m136116) HM

Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — The Great Square
Surveyor William Parsons designated the City of Easton in a grid pattern radiating from this “Great Square” and the original Northampton County courthouse was erected in the square in 1765. Robert Levers stood on the steps of the . . . — Map (db m86208) HM WM
Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Thomas B. Holloway, M.D.

The flag staffs on this stadium were erected in memory of Thomas B. Holloway, M.D.

Designer of the college flag by his classmates of the Class of 1898 — Map (db m136147) HM

Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — U.S.S. Maine and Spanish-American War Memorial"Hail Martyrs" — 1898 • 1902 —

In memory of the Martyrs of the Maine and the United States Soldiers Sailors and Marines of the Spanish-American War

Dedicated June 24, 1914

The projectile surmounting this monument is from the Battleship Maine . . . — Map (db m129796) WM

Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Veterans Memorial

These honored symbols of our country, state and city presented to the Hugh Moore Parkway in solemn memory of our departed comrades by Lt. E. C. Baker Post 1290 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Easton, Pennsylvania . . . — Map (db m109571) WM

Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Wilson Baughman Gaither '15

These doors are a memorial to Wilson Baughman Gaither '15 First Lieutenant Commander·Battery·D·56th. Coast Artillery Corps. Later Observer 99th.Aero Squadron Born, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, June 8,1892. Died from Wounds Received . . . — Map (db m136102) WM

Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Easton — Worshipping, Learning, Healing, Peacemaking
The German Reformed Church was originally constructed at 3rd and Church Streets in 1775-76 and was the largest building in Easton at the time. The church congregation's office building, on Church and Sitgreaves Streets, dates from 1778, and was . . . — Map (db m114655) HM

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