The Lehigh Navigation: Route of the American Industrial Revolution & HATT Annual Picnic

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Date(s) - 06/13/2019
5:30 pm

Blanche D. Price Park

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Presented by Martha Capwell-Fox

Maps, historic drawings and photographs will help tell the story of how the Lehigh Navigation, a river and canal water transportation route, brought anthracite coal from the mines in Carbon and Luzerne Counties to markets in Pennsylvania in the mid-19th century. They will also show how the men who built the navigation then introduced anthracite-fueled iron-making, triggering the birth of the American Industrial Revolution.

Martha Capwell-Fox returns for her fourth year at HATT. Martha is a graduate of American University, and is the Archives and Museum Coordinator for the National Canal Museum in Easton, PA. She has worked at National Geographic and Rodale as a senior editor, and has published seven books of historical content. She is a long-term resident of the Lehigh Valley.