Newsletter Back Issues: 2002

Newsletter Back Issues: 2002

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Vol. 05, No. 01; Winter 2002

Die Eck, "A Corner of History"
A History of Eckville, Albany Township, Part 2

by Faye Bailey Popiel
This article covers the industries; various types of mills, icemaker, blacksmith, shoemaker, charcoal, hotels, etc., churches and customs of the area.

Part 1 appears in Newsletter Vol. 4, No. 3; Fall 2001


Vol. 05, No. 02; Spring 2002

Fishing days in Saegersville, PA
From "Reminiscences of Saegersville 1898-1908"

by Raymond E. Hollenbach
A tale of schoolboy days and summers fishing along the Jordan creek and some of the other streams in the local area. The article contains details on the fishing tools and methods used during the period.

Vol. 05, No. 03; Summer 2002

Transactions of the Berks County Railroad Company
Excerpts from "The Wilmington & Columbia Division of the Reading Railroad. The Schuylkill and Lehigh Branch"
Benjamin L. Bernhart spent his youth in New Tripoli and had a strong fascination for the railroad. Starting in 1994 he began publishing his research on the Schuylkill & Lehigh rail lines. This article explains the financial transactions involved in the formation of the BCRR Company in 1871.

How was the Wanamaker, Kempton and Southern Steam Railroad Named?
An excerpt from the publication Does This Train Go Up Hawk Mountain? by Wally Ely, on the end of the Reading Railroad's S& L Branch, and the beginning of the Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Inc., or WK&S Railroad.

Berksy Train Escapades 1957 & Berksy Travelers
News article that appeared in the Kutztown Patriot newspaper on Thurday Aug. 19, 1957, about the Berksy-ites reunion at Ontelaunee Park Reunion in New Tripoli.
A short list of current residents in Albany Township who were travelers on the Berksy line. Includes a Time Table schedule of the Berks County Railroad from 1874.

Vol. 05, No. 04; Fall 2002

The Stony Run Hotel
by Crissa Robin Carrol
A student research project for Northwestern Lehigh High School, February 14, 2002, on the history of Stoney Run (also known as Stony Run), the ownership of the Stony Run Hotel and the happenings in the surrounding area. 2 page article

Ida Bond - Her Gameland's Open
by Gerald A Renner
Ownership of Ida Bond Hotel Property
provided by Sally Shane
Article about deer hunting season at well known Ida Bond's Hotel that appeared in "The Eagle' on December 1, 1964. Also included is a list of property ownership from 1732 to 1983.