132 relations: Algonquian languages, Allegheny River, Anthracite, Anthracite iron, Appalachian Mountains, Ark (river boat), Bank (geography), Barrier ridge, Bayada Home Health Care, Beaver Wars, Berks County, Pennsylvania, Berne, Pennsylvania, Beth Kephart, Blue Mountain (Pennsylvania), Boathouse Row, Broad Mountain (Lehigh Valley), Canal, Chester County, Pennsylvania, Coal, Coal Region, Cold Case, Commuter rail, County (United States), Dad Vail Regatta, Danny DeVito, Delaware, Delaware River, Dordtsche Kil, Dragon boat, Drainage basin, Dutch language, Easton, Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Gilbert, Erie Canal, Erie people, Erskine Hazard, Fairmount Park, Frederick Bicking, French Creek (Schuylkill River tributary), French Revolution, Gaps of the Allegheny, Genesee River, Geography of Pennsylvania, Great Depression, Head of the Schuylkill Regatta, Hudson Valley, Industrial Revolution in the United States, Iroquois, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, James H. Duff, ..., Jerry Spinelli, Josiah White, Jules Verne, Kill (body of water), Lake Erie, League Island, Lehigh Canal, Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company, Lehigh River, Lenape, List of cities and towns along the Schuylkill River, List of crossings of the Schuylkill River, List of rivers of Pennsylvania, Little Schuylkill River, Long Island, Maiden Creek, Main Line of Public Works, Manatawny Creek, Manayunk, Philadelphia, Manayunk/Norristown Line, Maniac Magee, Minersville, Pennsylvania, Mont Clare, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Nanticoke people, New Jersey, Norristown, Pennsylvania, Northwest Territory, Ohio River, Outrigger canoe, Panther Creek Valley, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Railroad, Pennsylvania Route 61, Pennsylvania Scenic Rivers, Perkiomen Creek, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pittsburgh, Pocono Mountains, Point Breeze, Philadelphia, Port Clinton, Pennsylvania, Port Jervis, New York, Potomac River, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Powhatan, Rail yard, Reading Company, Reading, Pennsylvania, Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians, Right of way, River, Robur the Conqueror, Ron P. Swegman, Rowing, Rowing (sport), Schuylkill Canal, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill Expressway, Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill Navy, Schuylkill River Trail, Schuylkill Valley Metro, SEPTA, Stotesbury Cup, Susquehanna River, Susquehannock, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, The Woodlands (Philadelphia), Thomas Paine, Tributary, Tulpehocken Creek (Pennsylvania), Tuscarora Lake, Tuscarora, Pennsylvania, U.S. Route 209, U.S. Route 422, Vegetation, West Branch Schuylkill River, Wissahickon Creek, Young adult fiction. Expand index (82 more) » « Shrink index
The Algonquian languages (or; also Algonkian) are a subfamily of Native American languages which includes most of the languages in the Algic language family.
The Allegheny River is a principal tributary of the Ohio River; it is located in the Eastern United States.
Anthracite, often referred to as hard coal, is a hard, compact variety of coal that has a submetallic luster.
Anthracite iron or Anthracite 'Pig Iron' is the substance created by the smelting together of anthracite coal and iron ore, that is using Anthracite coal instead of charcoal to smelt iron ores — and was an important historic advance in the late-1830s enabling great acceleration the industrial revolution in Europe and North America.
The Appalachian Mountains (les Appalaches), often called the Appalachians, are a system of mountains in eastern North America.
In early periods of North American industrial development, an ark was a temporary boat used for river transport in eastern North America before slack-water canals (a lock system and appropriate dams allowing two way travel) and railroads made them obsolete.
In geography, the word bank generally refers to the land alongside a body of water.
The terms barrier ridge, a term of art in the Earth Sciences, especially Geology and sometimes barrier range (more common as a geography term) describing the existence of gross landforms describing long ridgelines which are particularly difficult to pass, especially in the context of being on foot or dependent upon other forms of animal powered transportation systems, in mountainous and sometimes hilly terrains.
Bayada Home Health Care (stylized BAYADA) is an international, privately held home health care company.
The Beaver Wars, also known as the Iroquois Wars or the French and Iroquois Wars, encompass a series of conflicts fought intermittently during the 17th and 18th centuries in eastern North America.
Berks County (Pennsylvania German: Barricks Kaundi) is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Berne is a small unincorporated community in northern Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Beth Kephart is an American author of non-fiction, poetry and young adult fiction for adults and teens.
Blue Mountain Ridge, Blue Mountain, or the Blue Mountains of Pennsylvania is part of the geophysical makeup of the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Boathouse Row is a historic site located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, just north of the Fairmount Water Works and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Broad Mountain or Broad Ridge in the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians in Carbon County and Schuylkill County in Eastern Pennsylvania is a steep-faced, anthracite-bearing barrier ridge just south of both Beaver Meadows and Weatherly, north of Nesquehoning and west & south of the Lehigh River basin (so the west of the SW-border of the Poconos).
Canals, or navigations, are human-made channels, or artificial waterways, for water conveyance, or to service water transport vehicles.
Chester County (Chesco) is a county in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Coal is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock usually occurring in rock strata in layers or veins called coal beds or coal seams.
The Coal Region is a historically important coal-mining area in Northeastern Pennsylvania in the central Ridge-and-valley Appalachian Mountains, comprising Lackawanna, Luzerne, Columbia, Carbon, Schuylkill, Northumberland, and the extreme northeast corner of Dauphin counties.
Cold Case is an American police procedural television series which ran on CBS from September 28, 2003 to May 2, 2010.
Commuter rail, also called suburban rail, is a passenger rail transport service that primarily operates between a city centre and middle to outer suburbs beyond 15 km (10 miles) and commuter towns or other locations that draw large numbers of commuters—people who travel on a daily basis.
In the United States, an administrative or political subdivision of a state is a county, which is a region having specific boundaries and usually some level of governmental authority.
The Dad Vail Regatta is the largest regular intercollegiate rowing event in the United States, drawing over a hundred colleges and universities from North America.
Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. (born November 17, 1944) is an American actor and filmmaker.
Delaware is one of the 50 states of the United States, in the Mid-Atlantic or Northeastern region.
The Delaware River is a major river on the Atlantic coast of the United States.
The Dordtse Kil (pre-1947 spelling: Dordtsche Kil) is a short river in South Holland in the Netherlands.
A dragon boat is a human-powered watercraft.
A drainage basin is any area of land where precipitation collects and drains off into a common outlet, such as into a river, bay, or other body of water.
The Dutch language is a West Germanic language, spoken by around 23 million people as a first language (including the population of the Netherlands where it is the official language, and about sixty percent of Belgium where it is one of the three official languages) and by another 5 million as a second language.
Easton is a city in and the county seat of Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States.
Elizabeth M. Gilbert (born July 18, 1969) is an American author, essayist, short story writer, biographer, novelist, and memoirist.
The Erie Canal is a canal in New York, United States that is part of the east–west, cross-state route of the New York State Canal System (formerly known as the New York State Barge Canal).
The Erie people (also Erieehronon, Eriechronon, Riquéronon, Erielhonan, Eriez, Nation du Chat) were a Native American people historically living on the south shore of Lake Erie.
Erskine Hazard (1790-1865), a younger son of the first United States Postmaster Ebenezer Hazard, became the partner of Josiah White about 1810 when around 19 years old.
Fairmount Park is the largest municipal park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the historic name for a group of parks located throughout the city.
Frederick Bicking (John Frederick Bicking) was an American paper mill owner who was born in Winterburg in the County of Sponheim in western Germany.
French Creek, once known as Saukanac Creek, is a tributary of the Schuylkill River in Berks and Chester counties, Pennsylvania, in the United States.
The French Revolution (Révolution française) was a period of far-reaching social and political upheaval in France and its colonies that lasted from 1789 until 1799.
The gaps of the Allegheny, meaning gaps in the Allegheny Ridge (now given the technical name Allegheny Front) in west-central Pennsylvania, is a series of escarpment eroding water gaps (notches or small valleys) along the saddle between two higher barrier ridgelines in the eastern face atop the Allegheny Ridge or Allegheny Front escarpment.
The Genesee River is a tributary of Lake Ontario flowing northward through the Twin Tiers of Pennsylvania and New York in the United States.
The Geography of Pennsylvania varies from sea level marine estuary to mountainous plateau, is significant for its natural resources and ports, and is notable for its role in the history of the United States.
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States.
The Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta (also known as the HOSR or the HOS) is a rowing race held annually during the last weekend in October on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Hudson Valley comprises the valley of the Hudson River and its adjacent communities in the U.S. state of New York, from the cities of Albany and Troy southward to Yonkers in Westchester County.
The Industrial Revolution involved a shift in the United States from manual labor-based industry to more technical and machine-based manufacturing which greatly increased the overall production and economic growth of the United States, signifying a shift from an agrarian to an industrial economy widely accepted to have been a result of Samuel Slater's introduction of British Industrial methods in textile manufacturing to the United States, and necessitated by the War of 1812.
The Iroquois or Haudenosaunee (People of the Longhouse) are a historically powerful northeast Native American confederacy.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is an American sitcom that first premiered on FX on August 4, 2005 and has since moved to FXX beginning with the ninth season.
James Henderson "Jim" Duff (January 21, 1883 – December 20, 1969) was an American lawyer and politician.
Jerry Spinelli (born February 1, 1941) is an American writer of children's novels that feature adolescence and early adulthood.
Josiah White (1781–1850) was a key Pennsylvania industrialist who began early factory centered mill production in 1808 in water powered iron works near Philadelphia, along with his partner, Erskine Hazard when they quickly found their first mill at the Falls of the Schuylkill to be much too small.
Jules Gabriel Verne (Longman Pronunciation Dictionary.; 8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright.
A kill is a body of water, most commonly a creek, but also a tidal inlet, river, strait, or arm of the sea.
Lake Erie is the fourth-largest lake (by surface area) of the five Great Lakes in North America, and the eleventh-largest globally if measured in terms of surface area.
League Island was an island in the Delaware River, part of the city of Philadelphia, just upstream from the mouth of the Schuylkill River, which was the site of the Philadelphia shipyard, which eventually became the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, now known as The Navy Yard.
The Lehigh Canal or the Lehigh Navigation Canal is a navigable canal, beginning at the mouth of Nesquehoning Creek on the Lehigh River in Eastern Pennsylvania.
---> The Lehigh Coal & Navigation CompanyThe names "Lehigh Coal and Navigation" and 'Lehigh Coal & Navigation" occur in the legal and historical records of both eras.
The Lehigh River, a tributary of the Delaware River, is a U.S. Geological Survey.
The Lenape, also called the Leni Lenape, Lenni Lenape and Delaware people, are an indigenous people of the Northeastern Woodlands, who live in Canada and the United States.
This is a list of cities, boroughs, and communities along the Schuylkill River in the state of Pennsylvania, United States.
This is a list of bridges and other crossings of the Schuylkill River, from the Delaware River upstream to the source.
This is a list of streams and rivers in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
The Little Schuylkill River is a U.S. Geological Survey.
Long Island is a densely populated island off the East Coast of the United States, beginning at New York Harbor just 0.35 miles (0.56 km) from Manhattan Island and extending eastward into the Atlantic Ocean.
Maiden Creek is a U.S. Geological Survey.
The Main Line of Public Works was a package of legislation supporting a vision passed in 1826 — a collection of various long proposed canal and road projects that became a canal system (1824 proposals and studies) and later added railroads (amendments in 1828) designed to cross the breadth of Pennsylvania (mainly, southern) with the visionary goal of providing the best commercial means of transportation between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Manatawny Creek is an U.S. Geological Survey.
Manayunk is a neighborhood in the section of Lower Northwest Philadelphia in the state of Pennsylvania.
The Manayunk/Norristown Line is a commuter rail line in Southeastern Pennsylvania, and one of the 13 lines in SEPTA's Regional Rail network.
Maniac Magee is a novel written by American author Jerry Spinelli and published in 1990.
Minersville is a borough in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States, located four miles (6 km) west of Pottsville.
Mont Clare is a village in Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States.
Montgomery County, locally also referred to as Montco, is the third-most populous county in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the 71st most populous in the United States.
The Nanticoke people are an indigenous American Algonquian people, whose traditional homelands are in Chesapeake Bay and Delaware.
New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States.
Norristown is a borough (with home rule status) in and the county seat of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States.
The Northwest Territory in the United States was formed after the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), and was known formally as the Territory Northwest of the River Ohio.
The Ohio River, which streams westward from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Cairo, Illinois, is the largest tributary, by volume, of the Mississippi River in the United States.
The outrigger canoe (Ketagalan: bangka; Filipino: bangka; Indonesian: bangka; New Zealand Māori: waka ama; Cook Islands Māori: vaka; Hawaiian: waa; Tahitian and Samoan: vaokinaa; Malagasy: lakana, Proto-Austronesian *waŋkaŋ) is a type of canoe featuring one or more lateral support floats known as outriggers, which are fastened to one or both sides of the main hull.
In Eastern Pennsylvania, the valley of the Panther Creek tributary of the Little Schuylkill River, a very small and relatively short mountain creek, was historically important due to its stranglehold on energy production, a key region central to the industrial development of the United States from the 1820s through the 1870s, and remained important as an energy producing region until decline of the Eastern U.S. Steel Industries in the 1960s.
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania German: Pennsylvaani or Pennsilfaani), officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
The Pennsylvania Railroad (or Pennsylvania Railroad Company and also known as the "Pennsy") was an American Class I railroad that was established in 1846 and was headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Route 61 (PA 61) is an -long state highway in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Scenic Rivers are rivers that are designated "scenic" according to the criteria of the Pennsylvania Scenic Rivers Act (P.L. 1277, Act No. 283 as amended by Act 110, May 7, 1982).
Perkiomen Creek is a U.S. Geological Survey.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.
Philadelphia County is the most populous county in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As of 2017, Philadelphia County was home to an estimated population of 1,580,863 residents. The county is the second smallest county in Pennsylvania by land area. Philadelphia County is one of the three original counties, along with Chester and Bucks counties, created by William Penn during November 1682. Since 1854, the county has been coterminous with the City of Philadelphia, which also serves as its seat of government. Philadelphia County is part of the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (Combined Statistical Area, known as the Delaware Valley, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, within the Northeast megalopolis. Philadelphia County is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley, the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States, with a population of 7.2 million.
Philadelphia International Airport, often referred to just by its IATA code PHL, is a major airport in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, and is the largest airport in the Delaware Valley region and in the state.
The Navy Yard, formerly known as the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and Philadelphia Naval Business Center, was an important naval shipyard of the United States for almost two centuries.
Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County.
The Pocono Mountains, commonly referred to as the Poconos, are a geographical, geological, and cultural region in Northeastern Pennsylvania, United States.
Point Breeze is a multicultural neighborhood in South Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
Port Clinton is a borough in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States.
Port Jervis is a city located at the confluence of the Neversink and the Delaware rivers in western Orange County, New York, north of the Delaware Water Gap.
The Potomac River is located within the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and flows from the Potomac Highlands into the Chesapeake Bay.
Pottstown is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States about 40 miles (55 km) northwest of Philadelphia and southeast of Reading, on the Schuylkill River.
The Powhatan People (sometimes Powhatans) (also spelled Powatan) are an Indigenous group traditionally from Virginia.
A rail yard, railway yard or railroad yard is a complex series of railroad tracks for storing, sorting, or loading and unloading, railroad cars and locomotives.
The Reading Company was a company that was involved in the railroad industry in southeast Pennsylvania and neighboring states from 1924 until 1976.
Reading (Pennsylvania German: Reddin) is a city in and the county seat of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States.
The Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians, also called the Ridge and Valley Province or the Valley and Ridge Appalachians, are a physiographic province of the larger Appalachian division and are also a belt within the Appalachian Mountains extending from southeastern New York through northwestern New Jersey, westward into Pennsylvania and southward into Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.
Right of way is a term used to describe "the legal right, established by usage or grant, to pass along a specific route through grounds or property belonging to another", or "a path or thoroughfare subject to such a right".
A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river.
Robur the Conqueror (Robur-le-Conquérant) is a science fiction novel by Jules Verne, published in 1886.
Ron P. Swegman (born August 12, 1967) is an American angler, artist, and author.
Rowing is the act of propelling a boat using the motion of oars in the water, displacing water, and propelling the boat forward.
Rowing, often referred to as crew in the United States, is a sport whose origins reach back to Ancient Egyptian times.
Schuylkill Canal is the common, but technically inaccurate, name for the Schuylkill Navigation, a 19th-century commercial waterway in and along the Schuylkill River in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Schuylkill County is a county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Schuylkill Expressway, locally known as "the Schuylkill", is a 4 to 8 lane freeway through southwestern Montgomery County and the city of Philadelphia, and the easternmost segment of Interstate 76 in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Schuylkill Haven is a borough in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, four miles (6 km) south of Pottsville and north-west of Philadelphia, in the United States.
The Schuylkill Navy is an association of amateur rowing clubs of Philadelphia.
The Schuylkill River Trail is a multi-use trail along the banks of the Schuylkill River in southeastern Pennsylvania.
The Schuylkill Valley Metro (SVM) was a proposal for a 62-mile railway system that would link Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the city of Reading, Pennsylvania in central Berks County, using the SEPTA Manayunk/Norristown Line and Cynwyd Line, plus two Norfolk Southern Railway freight-only lines.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is a regional public transportation authority that operates bus, subway / elevated rail line, commuter and light rail line, and electric trolleybus services to nearly 4 million people in five counties in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Stotesbury Cup Regatta, sponsored by the Schuylkill Navy, is the world's oldest and one of the largest high school rowing competitions.
The Susquehanna River (Lenape: Siskëwahane) is a major river located in the northeastern United States.
Susquehannock people, also called the Conestoga (by the English)The American Heritage Book of Indians, pages 188-189 were Iroquoian-speaking Native Americans who lived in areas adjacent to the Susquehanna River and its tributaries ranging from its upper reaches in the southern part of what is now New York (near the lands of the Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy), through eastern and central Pennsylvania West of the Poconos and the upper Delaware River (and the Delaware nations), with lands extending beyond the mouth of the Susquehanna in Maryland along the west bank of the Potomac at the north end of the Chesapeake Bay.
Tamaqua (pronounced tuh-MAH-qwah) is a borough in eastern Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States.
The Woodlands is a National Historic Landmark District on the west bank of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.
Thomas Paine (born Thomas Pain; – In the contemporary record as noted by Conway, Paine's birth date is given as January 29, 1736–37. Common practice was to use a dash or a slash to separate the old-style year from the new-style year. In the old calendar, the new year began on March 25, not January 1. Paine's birth date, therefore, would have been before New Year, 1737. In the new style, his birth date advances by eleven days and his year increases by one to February 9, 1737. The O.S. link gives more detail if needed. – June 8, 1809) was an English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary.
A tributary or affluent is a stream or river that flows into a larger stream or main stem (or parent) river or a lake.
Tulpehocken Creek is a U.S. Geological Survey.
Tuscarora Lake also called Erieville Reservoir is a lake located by Erieville, New York.
Tuscarora is a census-designated place (CDP) in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States.
U.S. Route 209 (US 209) is a long U.S. Highway in the states of Pennsylvania and New York.
U.S. Route 422 (US 422) is a long spur route of US 22 split into two segments in the U.S. states of Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Vegetation is an assemblage of plant species and the ground cover they provide.
The West Branch Schuylkill River (also known simply as the West Branch) is an approximately tributary of the Schuylkill River in central Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA, with a watershed approximately in size.
Wissahickon Creek is a tributary of the Schuylkill River in Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, Pennsylvania in the United States.
Young adult fiction (YA) is a category of fiction published for readers in their youth.