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Events for Wednesday November 14, 2018


Delaware River Towns: Full of Character and Full of Characters

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Wednesday November 14, 2018
7:30 PM

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the David Library of the American Revolution, Heritage Conservancy president Jeffrey Marshall will present an illustrated lecture on Delaware River towns. This free lecture is sponsored by the Delaware River Greenway Partnership (DRGP).

Rivers have always been important to people. A crossing or fording place in a shallow river often led to the emergence of a ferry and tavern and several houses. The presence of a tavern or ferry would encourage commercial growth, and if the crossing site was blessed with streams to provide water power for milling, a village would likely follow. Entrepreneurs often built a bridge across the river which funneled more traffic and business to the town.

The David Library of the American Revolution is located on 1201 River Road (Route 32) in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. This talk is one in a series sponsored by DRGP on different aspects of the cultural and natural heritage of the Delaware River and is open to the public free of charge. For additional information, visit www.delawarerivergp.org or www.facebook.com/delrivergreenway.


 

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