23 05, 2020

Alsace Hill Tunnel Muhlenberg Township

2020-05-23T01:51:27-04:00May 23rd, 2020|Landmarks|0 Comments

Aaron Albright made a startling recommendation to his employers in June 1856. He proposed building a tunnel 2,500 feet long under Alsace Hill in Muhlenberg Township. Albright was chief engineer of the Reading Water Co. The company, formed March 16, 1819, supplied water [...]

19 05, 2020

Neversink Mountain – Civil War Proving Grounds

2020-05-19T21:01:36-04:00May 19th, 2020|Landmarks, Nature & Outdoors|0 Comments

During the Civil War, Scott Foundry, Reading, PA, tested army and navy cannons on the slope of Neversink Mountain. Near the proving grounds was a strong run of water that originated as a spring. Miniature water wheels were constructed and placed along the [...]

18 05, 2020

Vintage Videos of Reading, PA and Berks County

2020-05-21T12:32:03-04:00May 18th, 2020|Bridges-Viaducts, Landmarks, Planes-Trains-Automobiles, Towns-Wards|0 Comments

Sinking Spring Drive-In The Sinking Spring Drive-In, which opened in 1955, was the third in Berks to be built in the post-World War II heyday of America's love affair with the car. When it was built by Fabian and Jay Emanuel Theaters, its [...]

18 05, 2020

Reading News Building, 22-24 North Fifth

2021-01-31T06:21:45-04:00May 18th, 2020|Landmarks|0 Comments

The City of Reading has witnessed the appearance and disappearance of numerous newspapers since the origin of the town's existence. The first newspaper appeared in 1789. In December of 1912 the "Reading News" came into being as an independent morning newspaper "with an [...]

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