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Wednesday
Jun182008

Where I'll be

Or, where I hope to be (child coverage has not yet been attained) this Saturday, June 21:  Port 878004-1655306-thumbnail.jpgRichmond Books in Philadelphia for the book release party of Kenneth Milano's Remembering Kensington & Fishtown, Philadelphia's Riverward Neighborhoods, a collection of Milano's history columns from a local community newspaper.  Some very interesting stuff here about William Penn's treaty with the Lenni-Lenape at Shackamaxon, famous people from Kensington like WC Fields and Albert Barnes, and the first US Navy submarine (built at a Kensington shipyard in 1861-2).  There's even a short piece on Edgar Allan Poe writing about the Kensington railroad riots of 1840.  Poe?  Philly?  You betcha. 

As soon as I find out the time of the event, I'll update this post. 

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