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Beautiful Barns of Bucks County

Posted by Lisa DeJessa on July 09, 2020 in  Bucks County History
Driving though Bucks County Pennsylvania one notices that much of it’s beauty comes from its rural nature. Small farms dot the landscape and jewel of these farms is the large stone and wood barn that rises above the farmhouse.  The barns of Bucks County come in many shapes and sizes but all were built to serve a purpose and it’s the echo of the voices of generations of farm families and their animals that adds to their beauty. Thankfully the Heritage Conservancy has put together a list of fifteen ... read more
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Favorite Pennsylvania Foods

Posted by Maureen Scullion on January 24, 2020 in  Bucks County History  Pennsylvania
1.  Everyone knows about Philly Cheesteaks and soft pretzels but here are  afew more iconic Philadelphia foods! 1. Tastykake Headquartered in the Philadelphia Naval Yard, Tastykake was established in 1914 and originally only sold it’s bakery treats in the Philly Metro area. The company now distributed throughout the east coast and is expanding nationally. Soon you may be able to get your Krimpets and Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes all over the Kountry.   2.  2. Utz Chips Accordi... read more
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The Octagonal Schoolhouse is located at Swamp Road and Second Street Pike (Rt. 232) Schools have existed in Wrightstown Township since c.1721. These early schools were organized by a Board of Trustees and parents paid a tuition for their children to attend. Often the Quaker Meeting would pay for those children whose parents were not able to afford the necessary fees. In 1802 a group of residents banded together to lease this land (at what is now the corner of Swamp Road and Second Street Pike) for 99 years from Jos... read more

Tyler Formal Gardens

Posted by Karen Johnson on February 06, 2019 in  Bucks County History  Things to do in Bucks County
Now that Phil the groundhog has decided has decided that Spring is on the way, thought’s naturally turn to flowers and gardening. One of Bucks County’s most amazing gardens is the Tyler Formal Gardens at Bucks County Community College.   The Bucks County Community College website information tells us that Tyler Formal Gardens were constructed in the early 1930s by Charles Willing of Willing, Sims and Talbutt to provide a formal landscape setting for the Tylers' magnificent home and to acc... read more

The Secret of Lake Galena Bucks County

Posted by Cynthia Rundatz on February 01, 2019 in  Bucks County History  New Britain Township
You probably know the common history of Lake Galena a beautiful lake in New Britain Township Bucks County and the park that surrounds it: Peace Valley. The lake was created when the county flooded the lake in 1972. According to its Wikipedia entry, the lake is supplemented by water from the Delaware River Point Pleasant Diversion Project for the purpose of augmenting public drinking water supplies for approximately 150,000 people in Bucks and Montgomery counties. Lake Galena supplies water ... read more
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