Collingdale Borough

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Collingdale, a family-friendly community, is home to Collingdale Park, one of the biggest parks in Delaware County, and Collingdale Community Center, a venue for a wide variety of community events. Collingdale's long history of community service and patriotism is reflected in the All Wars Memorial and in its citizens, who provide many services for those in need. The borough can boast of its championship sports teams that still produce world-class athletes, such as Carson Thompson, who pitched a no-hitter exhibition ball game in the 1936 Olympic Games. Collingdale is also the home to the Eden Cemetery, the oldest African American–owned cemetery in the United States, and is the birthplace of John Bartram, America's first botanist. The images in Collingdale Borough represent the town from its incorporation in 1891 to the present and are a reflection of what makes the borough unique.
ISBN: 9780738597676
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 188
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Elizabeth MacGuire is a freelance writer and author from Collingdale. Images and information in Collingdale Borough came from borough historian Joe Bird, the Collingdale High School Alumni Association, and private collections.
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