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Favorite Pennsylvania Foods

Posted by Maureen Scullion on January 24, 2020 in  Bucks County History  Pennsylvania
1.  Everyone knows about Philly Cheesteaks and soft pretzels but here are  afew more iconic Philadelphia foods! 1. Tastykake Headquartered in the Philadelphia Naval Yard, Tastykake was established in 1914 and originally only sold it’s bakery treats in the Philly Metro area. The company now distributed throughout the east coast and is expanding nationally. Soon you may be able to get your Krimpets and Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes all over the Kountry.   2.  2. Utz Chips Accordi... read more
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The Octagonal Schoolhouse is located at Swamp Road and Second Street Pike (Rt. 232) Schools have existed in Wrightstown Township since c.1721. These early schools were organized by a Board of Trustees and parents paid a tuition for their children to attend. Often the Quaker Meeting would pay for those children whose parents were not able to afford the necessary fees. In 1802 a group of residents banded together to lease this land (at what is now the corner of Swamp Road and Second Street Pike) for 99 years from Jos... read more
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Tyler Formal Gardens

Posted by Karen Johnson on February 06, 2019 in  Bucks County History  Things to do in Bucks County
Now that Phil the groundhog has decided has decided that Spring is on the way, thought’s naturally turn to flowers and gardening. One of Bucks County’s most amazing gardens is the Tyler Formal Gardens at Bucks County Community College.   The Bucks County Community College website information tells us that Tyler Formal Gardens were constructed in the early 1930s by Charles Willing of Willing, Sims and Talbutt to provide a formal landscape setting for the Tylers' magnificent home and to acc... read more
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The Secret of Lake Galena Bucks County

Posted by Cynthia Rundatz on February 01, 2019 in  Bucks County History  New Britain Township
You probably know the common history of Lake Galena a beautiful lake in New Britain Township Bucks County and the park that surrounds it: Peace Valley. The lake was created when the county flooded the lake in 1972. According to its Wikipedia entry, the lake is supplemented by water from the Delaware River Point Pleasant Diversion Project for the purpose of augmenting public drinking water supplies for approximately 150,000 people in Bucks and Montgomery counties. Lake Galena supplies water ... read more
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As printed in the Bucks County Herald November 2018It's Sunday and you're visiting the quaint borough of New Hope enjoying the sights, shops and fine dining. The New Hope and Ivyland Railroad steam locomotive whistles in the backdrop. You can't believe the day can get any better. Then it happens; you become enamored of the peaceful Delaware. You're curious to see if the&nb... read more
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