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Old 08-25-2013, 08:02 AM
 
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Reference for website with map for 1755

Recently a descendant of one of the runners for the Walking Purchase in 1737 retraced the steps of the 70 mile run that stole the land under Northampton County from the Lenni Lenape. By 1755 the first 8 (of 67 eventual counties) were created.

1.Bucks
2.Chester
3.Philadelphia
4.Lancaster
5.York
6.Cumberland
7.Berks
8.Northampton


Bethlehem Timeline — 1741 through 1774
1741 Land acquired from William and Margaret Allen, first house built,
and settlement named by Count Zinzendorf during a Christmas Eve service.
1742 First entry in the Bethlehem Diary, June 17th.
1744 First school for girls established in the Bell House; oldest school for girls in the country.
1750 First school for boys established.
1752 Indian House and Chapel built for Native American converts.
1754 First water works in Pennsylvania.
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:29 PM
 
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I was just reading the article about that in today's Morning Call. Not very well written at all, but here it is: Chuck Stone, descendant of Walking Purchase runner, runs trail - mcall.com
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:51 PM
 
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I was just reading the article about that in today's Morning Call. Not very well written at all...
Who uses the word "begot" anymore. The writer just wanted to sound "old-timey".
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