Prallsville Mills and Stockton
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The Delaware River Valley has attracted industrial and political visionaries, thinkers, and artists for more than 300 years. In its taverns, political discourse fanned the flames of revolution, and its beauty has inspired artists, actors, and writers from Edward Hicks to Richard Rodgers to Dorothy Parker. In 1794, John Prall Jr. acquired a property nestled next to the river that included a corn or gristmill and a sawmill. The mills became the heart of Prallsville, a village industrial complex that would continue to function into the early 20th century. Early economic and community needs closely linked Prallsville to neighboring Brookville and Stockton, and in 1898, they incorporated to become Stockton. The vintage images in Prallsville Mills and Stockton provide a glimpse of the tenacious and generous people that survived floods, fires, and industrial mishaps to prosper in their home along the banks of the Delaware.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9780738556901
: Arcadia Publishing
: 09/22/2008
: New Jersey
: Images of America
: 200 Black And White
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Keith Strunk, a lifelong resident of the Delaware River Valley, collaborated with the Delaware River Mill Society to gather photographs for this book. A portion of the author's proceeds from the sale of each book will benefit the Delaware River Mill Society.
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