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Bibliography of the Delaware
and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
Barber, David G. A Guide to the Lehigh Canal, Lower and
Upper Divisions: with the Ashley Planes and the Penn Haven
Planes and the Swutchback Railroad. North Wales, PA: Appalachian
Mountain Club, Delaware Lehigh Chapter, 1992.
________. A Towpath Guide to the Lehigh Canal, Lower
Division. Delaware Valley Chapter, Appalachian Mountain
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. Growing up in Coal Country.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1996.
Bush, S. George., ed. With an introduction by James A. Mitchener.
The Genius Belt: The Story of the Arts in Buck County,
Pennsylvania. Doylestown, PA: James A. Mitchener Art Museum
in association with the Pennsylvania State University Press,
Bartholomew, Ann (compiled) and Lance E. Metz (researcher).
Delaware and Lehigh Canals. Easton, PA: Center for
Canal History and Technology, 1989.
Chappell, Gordon S. Steam Over Scranton: the Locomotives
of Steamtown, Steamtown National Historic Site. Denver,
CO. National Park Service, 1991
David, Edward J.,II. The Anthracite Aristocracy: Leadership
and Social Change in the Hard Coal Regions of Northeastern
Pennsylvania, 1800-1930. Dekalb, IL: Northern Illinois
University Press, 1985.
Dublin, Thomas, photographs by George Harvan. When the
Mines Closed: Stories of Struggle in Hard Times. Ithaca,
NY: Cornell University Press, 1998.
Duemler, Ginger; ed. illustrated by Linda Brown. The
Tiled Pavement in the Capitol of Pennsylvania. State College,
PA: Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman, 1975.
Gudelunas, William A. Jr. and William G. Shade. Before
the Molly Maguires: the Emergence of the Ethno-Religious Factor
in the Politics of the Lower Anthracite Region, 1844-1872.
New York: Arno Press, 1976.
Kenny, Kevin. Making Sense of the Molly Maguires. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
Percival, Gwendoline E. and Chester J. Kulesa. Illustrating
an Anthracite Era: The Photographic Legacy of John Horgan,
Jr. PA: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission:
Anthracite Heritage Museum and Iron Furnaces Associates, 1995.
Perry, Daniel K. A Fine Piece of Masonry: Scranton's
Historic Furnaces. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Historical
and Museum Commission and Anthracite Heritage Museum and Iron
Furnace Associates, 1994.
Poos, Thomas G. Fonthill, the Home of Henry Chapman Mercer:
an American Treasure. American Distributing, 1985.
Reed, Cleota. Henry Chapman Mercer and the Moravian Pottery
and Tile Works. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania
Rivinus, William M. The Complete Guide to the Delaware
and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor: Where to go--What to
see and do. Lehigh River Foundation, 1994.
Roberts, Ellis W. The Breaker Whistle Blows: Mining Disasters
and Labor Leaders in the Anthracite Region. Scranton,
PA: Anthracite Press, 1984.
Salay, David L, ed. Hard Coal, Hard Times: Ethnicity
and Labor in the Anthracite Region. Scranton, PA: Anthracite
Museum Press, 1984.
and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Children's Literature
Dolan, Edward F. The Winter at Valley Forge. New
York: Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish, 2001.
Register's Teaching with Historic Places: Bethlehem PA, Moravian
to Preservation and Pennsylvania Tourism
Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
Link to the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage
Corridor non-profit organization's website, which offers historical information, a guide of things to do, a photo gallery, and other resources that will enhance your experience in this unique and vibrant region of Pennsylvania.
Delaware & Lehigh
National Heritage Corridor
Link to the National Park Service's Delaware & Lehigh
National Heritage Corridor website and enjoy ethnic and musical
celebrations, walking tours through communities with rich
and colorful histories, and museums describing the industries,
people and wildlife that share this special region in eastern
Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itineraries
Other travel itineraries in the National Park Service's ongoing series include many historic destinations that you can visit online or in person. Each itinerary spotlights a different geographic region, community, or theme.
Learn more about the designated National Heritage Areas around
the country, in which conservation, interpretation and other
activities are managed by partnerships among federal, state,
and local governments and the private sector.
Historical and Museum Commission
Learn more about Pennsylvania's history, historic places
and museums and the organization responsible for protecting
Pennsylvania's Historical Resources, from Archeology to Historic
Travel and Tourism
Learn more about Pennsylvania's attractions, including
arts and entertainment, nature and the outdoors, historic
places and food and lodging possibilities.
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Founded in 1824, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
contains an independent research center dealing with preserving
Pennsylvania's history and heritage, and includes the largest
genealogy center in the mid-Atlantic region.
County Historical Society
The Bucks County Historic Society was founded in 1880
by General William Watts Hart Davis, Henry Chapman Mercer
and some friends, and is today a private non-profit organization
that operates The Mercer Museum, Spruance Library and Fonthill
Heritage Valley Authority
The Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority is an alliance
of civic, government,and business organizations, along with
individuals interested in the promotion of the region's historic,
cultural, economic and natural resources.
County Historical Society
Serving its communities for more than 90 years, the Lehigh
County Historical Society interprets the history and culture
of an area that might indeed be thought of as the United States
in miniature, where visitors can explore nine different sites,
discovering the Revolutionary War, 18th-century farms, and
Labor and Industry Related Markers
Established in 1946, is one of the Pennsylvania Historical
and Museum Commission's oldest and most popular programs.
The blue and gold markers located throughout the state highlight
people, places, and events significant in state and national
This museum in Easton interprets life on the canal through
interactive, hands-on exhibits. Visitors can ride a mule powered
boat, operate a lock model, hear traditional canal songs,
and see the living quarters of a canal boat.
Plan: The Ohio & Erie Canal: Catalyst of Economic Development
Active at the same time as the Delaware and Lehigh Canals,
the Ohio and Erie Canal is the subject of an online-lesson
plan produced by Teaching with Historic Places, a National
Register program that offers classroom-ready lesson plans
on properties listed in the Register.
Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn about the programs of and membership in the oldest
national non-profit preservation organization.
Hotels of America
A feature of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's
Heritage Traveler program that provides information on historic
hotels and package tours in the vicinity of this itinerary.
National Park Service
Office of Tourism
National parks have been interwoven with tourism from their
earliest days. This website highlights the ways in which the
NPS promotes and supports sustainable, responsible, informed,
and managed visitor use through cooperation and coordination
with the tourism industry.
National Scenic Byways Program
This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, includes information on state and nationally designated byway routes throughout America based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Visit the America’s Byways Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway website for more ideas.
Teaching with Historic Places
This website, maintained by the National Park Service, offers online classroom-ready place-based lesson plans created by historians and educators to help teachers use historic places in the classroom. Each lesson is linked to national standards for history and the social studies.
Links to Historic Places
Featured in This Travel Itinerary