Monday, July 5, 2010
Historical Berks County Pennsylvania
In the July zine we take a historic stroll through Berks county and western Chester county in Pennsylvania.
We'll take a visit to two historic company towns which nearly faced abandonment forever. One was at the foreground of the industrial era in America. Today the town sits with no residents and the remnants of an iron making giant. Another town was built around the mining and quarrying industry that grew around it. Today the small village is a weekend retreat area. We'll also pay visit to a few historic homes in the area, including the childhood home of a very prominent figure in American history. Lastly we'll take a walk over a bridge that was originally designed to carry boats.
So get ready to head outta the way, cause we're going "Outta the Way!"