Montgomery County: The Second Hundred Years

County histories, written in most cases during the late nineteenth or early twentieth centuries, serve as the starting point for most research in local history. Montgomery Coun­ty’s classic county history, by Theodore W. Bean, is no exception. History, however, did not stop as the final pages of that volume were written. Much has happened since. Just as the Centennial of our nation spurred...
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Lost and Found

Lost In its heyday, about 1909, Willow Grove Park in Montgomery County attracted twenty-five thousand people daily, drawn by its fanciful carousel, two roller coasters, picnic groves, lake, promenades, an immense fountain, music pavilion, cafe, theater, and restaurant. Willow Park was opened in 1896 by the Union Traction Company (later the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company), primarily as the...
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