No Spot in This Far Land Is More Immortalized: A History of Pennsylvania's Washington Crossing Historic Park (Hardcover)

No Spot in This Far Land Is More Immortalized: A History of Pennsylvania's Washington Crossing Historic Park By Peter Osborne, William Farkas (Foreword by) Cover Image

No Spot in This Far Land Is More Immortalized: A History of Pennsylvania's Washington Crossing Historic Park (Hardcover)

By Peter Osborne, William Farkas (Foreword by)

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On Christmas night 1776 George Washington and twenty-four hundred men stepped off from the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River to cross the icy waterway. They went on to win a decisive victory at Trenton, New Jersey, and then later at Princeton. The battles changed the course of the Revolutionary War. The first official efforts to memorialize the heroic event began in Pennsylvania in 1895. A park commission was created in 1917, and they formally dedicated the park in 1921. The park includes the historic shoreline, the McConkey Ferry Inn and Thompson-Neely House. Both buildings played a role in that fateful evening. Over the years millions of visitors have come to the park and contemplated the Crossing, the famed painting of Washington Crossing The Delaware by Emanuel Leutze, picnicked on the grounds, played on the sports fields, and walked their dogs. Visitors have also enjoyed the beauty of the Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, and climbed to the top of the Bowman's Hill Observation Tower. Find out why this park is one of the jewels in the crown of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission's historic sites.
Product Details ISBN: 9780986030536
ISBN-10: 0986030538
Publisher: Yardley Press
Publication Date: June 24th, 2014
Pages: 728
Language: English