Richland Township and Richlandtown Borough

Arcadia Publishing
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Richland Township, located in historic Bucks County, was settled around 1710 by Welsh Quakers who used European farming methods to turn the swamp into rich farmland. Prior ro the Civil War, residents played key roles in hiding the Liberty Bell, Fries Rebellion, and the Underground Railroad. The first settlement grew around the Richland Friends Meeting House and was incorporated as Quakertown Borough in 1855. Another village, Richlandtown, was a center of religious and commercial life. Richland Township remained mainly agricultural during the first half of the 20th century, while Richlandtown, incorporated in 1890, continues to be a typical small town. The images in Richland Township and Richlandtown Borough introduce the reader to esteemed traditions in religion, education, agriculture, industry, and commerce.
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About the author

Robert L. Leight, secretary of Richland Historical Society, is a retired professor of education at Lehigh University and has written three local history books. Thomas R. Moll is a librarian for the Souderton Area School District and the Richland Library Company and has written several books on local history and genealogy.

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Publisher
Arcadia Publishing
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Published on
Mar 14, 2011
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Pages
128
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ISBN
9781439639122
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Language
English
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Genres
History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
Photography / Subjects & Themes / Historical
Photography / Subjects & Themes / Regional
Travel / Pictorials
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