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

By Andrew Mark Herman

initially known as Wisauksicken and Wisamickon by means of the Lenni Lenape tribe of southeastern Pennsylvania, the creek was once renamed Wissahickon by way of ecu settlers within the past due 1600s. The Wissahickon, starting as a small circulation fed by way of underground springs in crucial Montgomery County, winds its means down right into a breathtaking valley in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park sooner than coming into the Schuylkill River. wealthy in background and scenic attractiveness, the creek has performed a tremendous half within the improvement of the world. Early turbines have been verified alongside its banks, and through the yank Revolution, Washington's military arrange encampments within the creek valley. given that turning into a part of Fairmount Park in 1868, the Wissahickon has persevered to be the focal point of land maintenance and is now a part of the Wissahickon eco-friendly Ribbon Preserve.

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