Slatington, Walnutport, and Washington Township

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Overview
The photographs in Slatington, Walnutport, and Washington Township show readers what the area looked like from when it was a slate quarrying community through the canal era to the present. Among the views are images of a Lehigh Valley Railroad train accident that led to the demolition of the Slatington station, soapbox derby races down Main Street in Slatington, the Lehigh Canal in Walnutport, and life in the slate quarry towns of Slatedale, Emerald, and Washington Township.
Details
ISBN: 9780738544892
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Sean and Johanna Billings, founding members of the Lehigh Township Historical Society, led the team that produced Lehigh Township, and they authored Indian Trail and Edgemont Amusement Parks and Wyoming County. Sean has served as the president of the Lehigh Township Historical Society since its founding in 2001. He is a trustee for the Walnutport Canal Association and a member of many other canal and local historical societies. Johanna, former editor for the Chronicle newspapers, is an award-winning writer and photographer who has written for numerous newspapers, national magazines, and trade publications. This book was compiled with the Northern Lehigh Future Focus, which was formed in 1999 by community leaders from Slatington, Walnutport, and Washington Township to plan a vision of what the area would look like in 10 years. Their mission is to improve the quality of life through innovation and community involvement.
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