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Main Title Flow : the life and times of Philadelphia's Schuylkill River /
Author Kephart, Beth,
Publisher Temple University Press,
Year Published 2007
OCLC Number 73926666
ISBN 9781592136360; 1592136362
Subjects Schuylkill River (Pa)--History ; Schuylkill River (Pa)--Description and travel ; Schuylkill River Region (Pa)--Social life and customs ; Schuylkill River Region (Pa)--Economic conditions ; Philadelphia (Pa)--History ; Economic history ; Manners and customs ; Pennsylvania--Philadelphia ; Pennsylvania--Schuylkill River
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  F157.S33K47 2007 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 06/16/2009
Collation 116 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-115).
Contents Notes
Rising; Bear; Ganshowahanna; Howling; Flight; Found; Swarm; Temptation; Ice Storm; Catfish; Comet; Confidante, Three Days Afterwards; John Bartram; Baptismal Rights; State in Schuylkill; Skating Party; Tipsy; Crossings; Fort Mifflin; Independence; Confession; Folly; Ice; Air; Laurel; Soul; Yellow Fever; Varnish; The Hills; Unplugged; Meriwether Lewis; Conflagration; Progress; Ornament; Navigation; Water Wheels; Haven; Meteors above the Colossus; Love; Eden; Asylum; Anthracite; Fins; Heroes; Waste; Civil War; Respects; Sculling; Anthracite; Nostalgia; Steam; Winter of 1872: Frozen Through; Zoological Gardens; Mighty; Katherine Rows; Intimations: Anthony Drexel; Ooze; Influenza; Supperating; Revenge; Something; Last Skate; Abiding; Kite Tails; Falling Up; Jewfish: The Aquarium at the Old Water Works; Comet; Flow; Pussy Willows; Hurricane Agnes; Renditions; Proverbial; Something; Catfish; South Street Bridge Suicide; Ernesta Drinker Ballard; Blaze; Love. Discovered by the Dutch, the Schuylkill fed the indigenous people who preceded William Penn. The river became a source of power and pride. It floated rowers on its back. It forever shaped our region. In short, impressionistic chapters, the author writes of the fish that populated the river's waters, the settlers and layers of civilizations that occupied her banks, the scars left behind by industrialization, pollution, and dredging, and the civic souls who began to restore her. The Schuylkill, as the author describes in her book, was much more than a practical location for mills and other factories; it was also a scenic setting for elaborate mansions, an experimental ground for the modern age, and the centerpiece of Fairmount Park, the largest urban part in the world.