Pennsylvania’s infamous ‘Walking Purchase’

When Thomas Penn, one of William Penn's sons, sought additional lands from native Americans for the Pennsylvania colony, it was agreed between the two parties that this new land grant would contain a tract of land beginning at Wrightstown and extending northward as far as a man could walk in one and one-half days. This became known as the infamous "Walking Purchase." Read More...

The Marshalls Creek Mastodon

On July 5, 1968, John Leap, owner of the Lakeside Peat and Humus Company, and Paul Strausser, an employee, unknowingly unearthed the skull of a mastodon during a peat mining operation in Marshalls Creek. Located under six feet of bog material, the mastodon’s bones had been perfectly preserved. Read More...