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Plymouth Meeting Historical Society [Contact Us]
circa 1950-1990
Creator:
Corson, Nancy, 1920-2012
Extent: 7 linear feet
Plymouth Meeting (in Plymouth and Whitemarsh Townships) in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, was settled during the late 17th century by English and Welsh Quaker and German immigrants. In 1686, the discovery of limestone drew more settlers to the area. Several railroad lines were constructed in the area during the 19th century, which encouraged a growth in industry. Plymouth and Whitemarsh grew significantly after World War II, especially during the latter decades of the 20th century after completion of the Blue Route (Interstate 476) with its major interchange in Plymouth Township. The Nancy Corson clippings scrapbooks, circa 1950-1990, consist of about three-dozen newspaper clippings scrapbooks compiled by local activist and member of Plymouth Monthly Meeting (of Quakers) Nancy Corson. They pertain to the areas of Plymouth Meeting, Whitemarsh Township, and the Borough of Ambler, and are organized into binders by subjects such as: social events, police reports, business and industry, politics, sports, and religion. (View full finding aid.)
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Nancy Corson clippings scrapbooks
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Corson, Nancy, 1920-2012
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PMHS.03
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7 linear feet
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circa 1950-1990
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Plymouth Meeting (in Plymouth and Whitemarsh Townships) in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, was settled during the late 17th century by English and Welsh Quaker and German immigrants. In 1686, the discovery of limestone drew more settlers to the area. Several railroad lines were constructed in the area during the 19th century, which encouraged a growth in industry. Plymouth and Whitemarsh grew significantly after World War II, especially during the latter decades of the 20th century after completion of the Blue Route (Interstate 476) with its major interchange in Plymouth Township. The Nancy Corson clippings scrapbooks, circa 1950-1990, consist of about three-dozen newspaper clippings scrapbooks compiled by local activist and member of Plymouth Monthly Meeting (of Quakers) Nancy Corson. They pertain to the areas of Plymouth Meeting, Whitemarsh Township, and the Borough of Ambler, and are organized into binders by subjects such as: social events, police reports, business and industry, politics, sports, and religion.
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