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"Chester, a post-township in the S. part of Delaware county, Pennsylvania, on the Delaware river, 15 miles S. W. from Philadelphia. Population, including Chester borough, 3219."

A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ...
Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.)
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1854
Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.


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  • 1682 - October 29 - William Penn lands at what is now Chester Pennsylvania
    1682-12-04 - 1st General Assembly in Pennsylvania (Chester)
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  • News  1887 - KILLED BY A ROCKET. TERRIBLE ACCIDENT TO AN UPLAND LADY.
    Chester, Pa. - The wagonload of fireworks accidentally exploded and a flying missile does terrible work among the spectators, a horrible... Read MORE...

  • 1914 - The City of Chester
    Chester is located on the Delaware river, fifteen miles below Philadelphia, and fourteen miles from Wilmingon, Delaware. As Upland it was settled by... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Chester, a city of Delaware co., Pa., on the Delaware River, 15 miles below Philadelphia, and on the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore and the... Read MORE...

  • 1918 - race riots in Chester (PA), five killed
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  • News  1928 - TWO MEN ARE KILLED, ONE HURT IN EXPLOSION AT WESTINGHOUSE PLANT. CHIEF INSPECTOR JOHN T. SNYDER, SWATHMORE, FOREMAN WILLIAM C. COGLEY, PROSPECT PARK, VICTIMS OF TURBINE BLOW-UP - LIVES BLOTTED OUT DURING TEST OF FINISHED PRODUCT.
    Two men were instantly killed and one injured by the explosion of a steam turbine in the erection shop of the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing ... Read MORE...

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