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Highlights from archives documenting two centuries of water treatment & delivery in Philadelphia.

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WHYY: History Explains East Germantown Flood

Thursday, October 27, 2011  |  MFritch

An article earlier this month by NewsWorks' Nicole Juday examines the historical reasons for the flash flooding responsible for the drowning death of a young woman in East Germantown on September 8....

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From The Archives: Seals at the Fairmount Aquarium, 1924

Wednesday, September 28, 2011  |  MFritch

In case you missed last week's presentation at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center (From Turbines To Tanks, a history of the Fairmount Aquarium by guest speaker Samantha Muka), here's hard evidence that seals were once among the residents of the Water Works....

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We've Been Shad

Tuesday, July 12, 2011  |  None

Our post from earlier this month about American shad ascending the Schuylkill above Norristown for the first time in nearly 200 years contained a fish story of a different sort, as we mentioned that George Washington (pictured above, on the banks of some other river besides the Schuylkill) may have fed his troops Schuylkill shad during trying Revolutionary times....

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