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The first commercial crossing of the Delaware River at Easton was a ferry enfranchised to David Martin in 1739.
Located near the present site of Scott Park at the junction of the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers, it operated until the beginning of the…
A significant contribution by the Italian immigrants to Easton is this statue of Christopher Columbus, purposely located here at the city's waterfront. The statue was dedicated in a daylong celebration on December 14, 1930. This magnificent bronze…
The German Reformed Church was originally constructed at 3rd and Church Streets in 1775-76 and was the largest building in Easton at the time.
The church congregation's office building, on Church and Sitgreaves Streets, dates from 1778, and was …
Chipman Mansion (252 Spring Garden Street) was built c.1907 and was designed by William Michler. It served as a residence for Easton Industrialist W. Evan Chipman, a partner with his brother in the Charles Chipman Sons Hosiery Mills.
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Department of the Interior
"Our residents take pride and partner in their heritage—they understand the meaning of what we have and act to preserve it"
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and State Heritage Park, Management Action Plan.
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"The Lehigh Valley was one of the great transportation hubs of America, possessing 10 major wagon roads, 3 important canals and ultimately 8 important railroads."
Alfred Chandler, historian
From this unique point along the trail, you can see the…
"Throughout the season of business, & this year  is but the beginning of a navigation by Canal to tide; their business is expected to increase several fold, & so the employment for Hands."
Josiah White, co-founder
Lehigh [Coal and] Navigat…
Easton is situated at the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers. Founded in the early 1750s, it became an important river community and transportation junction. Opened by 1834, the Lehigh, Morris, and Delaware Canal systems carried anthraci…
"It will give some idea of the magnitude of the business done at Easton (a place the existence of which was hardly known in New York until recently) to state there are, within three miles, a total of 49 large factories, and other smaller factories…