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Philadelphia's River Wards

(Images of America: Pennsylvania)

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Philadelphia's River Wards is the story of five remarkable neighborhoods that line the banks of the Delaware River from Vine Street to the Frankford Creek: Northern Liberties, Kensington, Port Richmond, Frankford, and Bridesburg. The first white settlers arrived in the area in the 1600s, and the population grew with the influx of European immigrants in the 1800s and early ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Arcadia Publishing (SC) (first published July 14th 2003)
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Janene AKA Ms. Palumbo
Feb 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book is filled with pictures and you can learn so much from the captions. I imagined my mom, her parents and her grandparents walking around Philly during time these photos were taken. I learned that Aramingo Avenue (the street I lived on as a kid) used to be called Gunnar's Run, and it was a creek and a canal before it was street. Also, the Frankford El was built in the 1910's and was revolutionary for its time. I had no idea my mode of transportation to work was so old! When I was a kid, ...more
Robert
May 30, 2012 rated it did not like it
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One of the most offensively insular and insipid faux-history books I've ever had the misfortune to read.

Whether the most blatantly stupid errors or to be laid at the feet of the author or the editor is an open question (16th century attributions in a city not founded till 1682??) - I prefer to blame both. This is a family scrapbook with a publisher.
Jim McIntosh
Feb 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Great photos of the development of the River Wards of Philadelphia, including Kensington and its Fishtown section. Lousy captions to these pictures. Some demonstrate a lack of research bordering on laziness, others simply a poor command of the English language. But, three stars for the great photos.
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