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National Canal Museum - Finding the Black canallers of the Anthracite region

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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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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When the River Rushed In

Posted January 21, 2022 by Gianna Caruso

When the River Rushed In: The Knox Mine Disaster, 22 January, 1959 
By Martha Capwell-Fox

At 11:40 AM on January 22, 1959,…

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