Newsletter Back Issues: 2000

Newsletter Back Issues: 2000

  • Newsletters from 2000

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Vol. 03, No. 01; Spring 2000

Two Good Meals and a Dollar a Day
As part of the oral history project, local residents were interviewed and asked about experiences during the Great Depression in the early 1930's. This is a four page article of excerpts from oral interviews conducted with Lillian Sarig Hemerly and Samuel Follweiler III.

Vol. 03, No. 02; Summer 2000

Excerpts from "The History of Albany Township"
by the late Arthur Klingaman with edits and updates by Jonathan Bond

The Streams and Early Mills of Albany Township
The source and flow of the Ontelaunee Creek, Stony Run Creek Manor Creek and Pine Creek

The Early Mills and Related Industries
Information on property ownership and stories related to: Union Forge and Furnace, Knepper Grist Mill, Greenawalt Oil and Grist Mill, Mason Grist Mill, Dietrich's Mill, Greenawalt Mill (Kunkel's Mill), Kistler Mill, Whitman's Mill (Moser's Mill, Lenhart's Mill), Fetherolfsville Mill, and Shollenberger's Clover Mill and Gun Barrel Shop.

The Early Slate Industry in Our Township

Vol. 03, No. 03; Fall 2000

What Happened to Thomas Penn's 'Vineyard' Manor?
by John Robertson
Three page article containing a brief history of the first tract of land in Albany Township to be warranted (claimed) in 1732, consisting of 2000 acres known as Vineyard Manor and owned by Thomas Penn. Includes a list of renters of the subdivided land, some by neighboring farmers in 1753, and a list of land purchasers upon the breakup of this tract in 1799/1800.


Vol. 03, No. 04; Winter 2000/2001

From The President
A brief letter on the topic of saving things by ATHS President Lucy Muth

Berks & Lehigh Farmers in Potato Belt Harvesting Crop Exceeding One Million Bushels
Kutztown Patriot news article dated 9/20/1913, 2 page article. A detailed article on the local potato belt extending from Albany in Berks County to Best Station in Lehigh County, which included shipping points along the Berks and Lehigh railroad: Best Station, Germansville, New Tripoli, Lynnport, Wanamaker, Kempton, Albany and Greenawalt.