Remembering Kensington & Fishtown: Philadelphia's Riverward Neighborhoods

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The Native Americans called it shackamaxon, the place where the chiefs meet, but Kensington soon became a meeting place of a different kind. Ideologies and demagogues, industry and entrepreneurs all came together in Kensington and Fishtown. Kensington was the epicenter of the American vegetarian movement, and a decade later the area's shipyards gave birth to the U.S. Navy's first submarine. In Kensington & Fishtown, native son Kenneth W. Milano presents a collection of fascinating and diverse articles from his column The Rest is History. Relive the golden age of Kensington and Fishtown as you learn about learn about their fascinating pasts.
ISBN: 9781596294486
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Pennsylvania
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 34
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Kenneth W. Milano is a historical & genealogical researcher. He was born and raised in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Milano received his degree in History from Temple University. His 2006-2011 column "The Rest is History" is well remembered by readers of Star Newspapers. He is one of the founders of the Kensington History Project.
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