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Strolling along the streets and avenues of Morrisville,Pennsylvania, and around the countryside near theDelaware River's scenic falls, one wanders into a varietyof places that have witnessed many extraordinary eventsin America's life, beginning with William Penn's firstland purchase from the Indian warriors at "Graystones"in 1682 and on to the many successful manufacturingcompanies in the 1930s and 1940s.This collection of over 200 photographs spansmore than three hundred years of Morrisville's diversehistory. In particular, this volume recounts manystories involving Summerseat, a structure that served asheadquarters to General Washington in the winter of1776 and as a home to American foreign consul ThomasBarclay and to Robert Morris (1791–98) and GeorgeClymer (1798–1805), signers of both the Declarationof Independence and the Constitution. Besides justpolitical figures, Morrisville has also been home tomany contemporary personalities who have risen tonational prominence in the sports arena and in the finearts community.
ISBN: 9780738590202
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
James A. Murray, writer and longtime resident of Morrisville, has compiled an impressive volume of images blended with the town's memories that impart the beauty, history, and the very identity of Morrisville.
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