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Springfield Township, Delaware County

Springfield Historical Society ( Images of America Series )

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ISBN 10: 0738513458 / ISBN 13: 9780738513454
Published by Arcadia Publishing, Dover, NH, 2004
Used Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Fine condition trade paperback. First Edition, 1st printing, 2004. Illus, throughout w/ b/w historical photos of Springfield, Delaware County, PA. 9 1/4" x 6 1/2", 128 pages. Little shelf wear to covers; glossy, basically unmarred. NO spine crease or remainder mark. Text is tight, bright, white, clean & unmarked. Appears unread. ***Reliable, fast! (126ah). Bookseller Inventory # 002265

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Title: Springfield Township, Delaware County

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing, Dover, NH

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Carved out of the wilderness in the 1680s, Springfield Township was formed as Quaker families seeking religious freedom settled the area. In a region roughly bounded by Darby Creek to the east and Crum Creek to the west, the early settlers shared forests with the native Lenni Lenape tribe. Just nine miles west of the port of Philadelphia, Springfield harnessed tumbling creeks with mills during the industrial revolution and provided the growing commonwealth with edge tools from Beatty Ax Works and fabric from Victoria Plush Mill. Builders used abundant stone quarries to construct grand homes, including that of the Pennsylvania Railroad's first chief engineer, J. Edgar Thomson, who laid out the famous Horseshoe Curve and Main Line to Pittsburgh. The construction of the Media Shortline Trolley helped Springfield grow, as did the Saxon Avenue Shops and unique developments such as Windsor Circle and Rolling Road. Springfield Township documents the area's transformation into a modern town rich with amenities and community organizations.

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Springfield Historical Society members worked with community residents to collect the vintage photographs and information for this book, which celebrates the tapestry of families and places many have called home.

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