Along the Schuylkill River

New from Arcadia Publishing and local authors Laura Catalano and Kurt Zwikl is Along the Schuylkill River in the popular Images of America series, featuring over 200 vintage images.

The Schuylkill River got its name, meaning “hidden river,” from Dutch settlers who discovered its mouth sequestered behind the Delaware River’s League Island. It later became a river of revolutions.
All author royalties will benefit the nonprofit organization, Schuylkill River Heritage Area.

Highlights of Along the Schuylkill River:

  • Includes a six-plate daguerreotype dating back to 1846 and the oldest known image of Washington’s Headquarters in Valley Forge
  • Features the first wire suspension bridge, opening day of America’s first zoo, the first tunnel in North America, and the country’s first vineyard
  • Explores old iron and steel mills, textile plants and other factories
  • Shows images of the Schuylkill Navigation System, including old canal barges, mules, boatmen and locks

Purchasing books directly from the Schuylkill River Heritage Area ensures that a greater portion of the profits support our mission of using conservation, education, recreation, tourism, and cultural and historic preservation as tools for community revitalization and economic development.


The guide can be ordered online , by calling Cindy Kott at 484-945-0200, or at any of the book signings scheduled soon after the book is made available.
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