Lower Saucon Township

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Lower Saucon Township provides a unique glimpse of the region's many diverse villages and the German immigrant population. Towns including Wassergass, Shimersville, Polk Valley, Redington, and Bingen were settled largely because of the area's fertile soil, abundant water, and many iron and limestone deposits, which contributed to surrounding communities such as Bethlehem and Hellertown both socially and economically. These rare family photographs depict a blend of lives that influenced the area before and after the industrial revolution.
ISBN: 9780738538020
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Lee A. Weidner, author of Hellertown, coauthored this history with Lower Saucon Township Historical Society president Karen M. Samuels and vice president Barbara J. Ryan. Weidner, known for his local history writings, is a columnist for Saucon Valley's newspaper the Valley Voice. Samuels and Ryan manage the restoration project of the 1880 Lutz-Franklin one-room schoolhouse, which will be transformed into a living history museum. Proceeds from the sale of Lower Saucon Township will fund educational museum programs for schoolchildren and visitors of all ages.
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