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In June 1778, a 700 wagon caravan escorted the Liberty Bell on its return to Philadelphia from Allentown along Towamencin's Allentown Road. Nine months earlier, when British troops threatened to capture the city, the bell had been whisked into hiding via the same route.

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  • 1762 - Allentown, Pennsylvania founded
    Incorporated as Northamptontown.
    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1854 - Allentown
    Allentown, formerly Northampton, a thriving borough, capital of Lehigh county, Pennsylvania, on Jordan creek, an affluent of the Lehigh, half a mile...Read MORE...


  • News 1884 - A SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE Felt Over a Large Region – A Vibratory Motion from Washington to Maine
    ...At Allentown, Pa., there was a general rocking of houses, and in some instances the motion was so violent as to throw persons sleeping upon...Read MORE...


  • News 1888 - A fire on the 25th in Barber & Co.'s thread-mill at Allentown, Pa., caused a loss of $250,000.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 28, 1888

  • 1895 - Allentown
    Allentown, a handsome city, capital of Lehigh co., Pa., on the right bank of the Lehigh River, and on the Lehigh Valley Railroad, about 60 miles N....Read MORE...


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    Hospital
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  • Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
    Albert High School
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  • News 1909 - ALLENTOWN MAN KILLED. Alfred Ashley Thrown to Death From Wagon When Horse Bolted.
    Allentown, Pa., Jan. 29.- Alfred Ashley, twenty-nine years old, was driving the delivery wagon of his brother, Ernest Ashley, a florist, on Gordan...Read MORE...


  • News 1909 - ALLENTOWN SCHOOL DAMAGED BY FIRE.
    Allentown, Pa., March 4. - The Tenth ward school house was damaged to the extent of $20,000 by a fire, starting probably from a defective or and...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Allentown, a city, capital of Lehigh co., Pa., on the right bank of the Lehigh River and on the Lehigh Valley and other railroads, about 60 miles N....Read MORE...


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    Public Square
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  • Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
    Lehigh Bridge
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  • News 1926 - ELEVEN DEAD AND 7 MISSING IN HOTEL FIRE AT ALLENTOWN.
    Allentown, Pa., Jan. 23 - Eleven persons are known to be dead, from five to seven other victims are believed buried in the ruins and fourteen guests...Read MORE...


  • News 1947 - MAIN BUILDING AT MUHLENBERG COLLEGE BURNED.
    Allentown, (INS) - The great stone walls were all that remained today of the 43-year-old administration building of Muhlenberg College which was...Read MORE...


  • News 1958 - SIX KILLED BY ALLENTOWN GAS BLASTS. FIRE SPECTATORS ARE VICTIMS OF HOTEL EXPLOSION.
    Allentown, Pa. (UPI) - A series of gas explosions destroyed the Mountainville Inn Sunday, killing six persons including a newspaper employe...Read MORE...


  • 1965 - September 29 - WLVT TV channel 39 in Allentown, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting

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  • 1762 - Allentown, Pennsylvania founded
    Incorporated as Northamptontown.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1854 - Allentown
    Allentown, formerly Northampton, a thriving borough, capital of Lehigh county, Pennsylvania, on Jordan creek, an affluent of the Lehigh, half a mile... Read MORE...

  • News  1884 - A SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE Felt Over a Large Region – A Vibratory Motion from Washington to Maine
    ...At Allentown, Pa., there was a general rocking of houses, and in some instances the motion was so violent as to throw persons sleeping upon... Read MORE...

  • News  1888 - A fire on the 25th in Barber & Co.'s thread-mill at Allentown, Pa., caused a loss of $250,000.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 28, 1888
  • 1895 - Allentown
    Allentown, a handsome city, capital of Lehigh co., Pa., on the right bank of the Lehigh River, and on the Lehigh Valley Railroad, about 60 miles N.... Read MORE...

  • News  1909 - ALLENTOWN MAN KILLED. Alfred Ashley Thrown to Death From Wagon When Horse Bolted.
    Allentown, Pa., Jan. 29.- Alfred Ashley, twenty-nine years old, was driving the delivery wagon of his brother, Ernest Ashley, a florist, on Gordan... Read MORE...

  • News  1909 - ALLENTOWN SCHOOL DAMAGED BY FIRE.
    Allentown, Pa., March 4. - The Tenth ward school house was damaged to the extent of $20,000 by a fire, starting probably from a defective or and... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Allentown, a city, capital of Lehigh co., Pa., on the right bank of the Lehigh River and on the Lehigh Valley and other railroads, about 60 miles N.... Read MORE...

  • News  1926 - ELEVEN DEAD AND 7 MISSING IN HOTEL FIRE AT ALLENTOWN.
    Allentown, Pa., Jan. 23 - Eleven persons are known to be dead, from five to seven other victims are believed buried in the ruins and fourteen guests... Read MORE...

  • News  1947 - MAIN BUILDING AT MUHLENBERG COLLEGE BURNED.
    Allentown, (INS) - The great stone walls were all that remained today of the 43-year-old administration building of Muhlenberg College which was... Read MORE...

  • News  1958 - SIX KILLED BY ALLENTOWN GAS BLASTS. FIRE SPECTATORS ARE VICTIMS OF HOTEL EXPLOSION.
    Allentown, Pa. (UPI) - A series of gas explosions destroyed the Mountainville Inn Sunday, killing six persons including a newspaper employe... Read MORE...

  • 1965 - September 29 - WLVT TV channel 39 in Allentown, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com

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