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National Canal Museum - Jayne Mansfield: A Celtic “Blonde bombshell” with Pen Argyl Roots

Although fascinating, canal history remains one of the hidden stories of America's past. Yet canals were integral to the country's growth, providing the first long-distance "highways" that penetrated America's interior. Their importance was short-lived but came at a time when the United States was establishing itself as an industrial power. Without canals and their ability to transfer natural resources, manufactured products, and thousands of immigrants seeking a new life, America's transition from a farm-based economy to one based on heavy industry would have been delayed by several decades.

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Run on Celtic Power

Posted September 7, 2022 by Gianna Caruso

Celtic Influence on the Industrial Revolution
Written by Martha Capwell Fox, D&L Historian and Archives Coordinator
The industrialization of the United States…

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Free-love and Feminism

Posted June 8, 2022 by Gianna Caruso

H.D.: the Life of the Lehigh Valley’s Most Important Literary Figure, a Free-Love Feminist Poet
Written By: Martha Capwell Fox, D&L…

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Quintessentially American

Posted April 13, 2022 by Gianna Caruso

Quintessentially American: The Writings of Stephen Vincent Benét
Written by Wendi Blewett, D&L Inventory Coordinator
April is National Poetry Month! 

In honor of…

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