31 05, 2020

Rose Valley and East Reading Expansion

2020-05-31T21:23:01-04:00May 31st, 2020|Nature & Outdoors, Towns-Wards|0 Comments

Many years ago the glen stretching between present day Egelman's Park and Pendora Park was given the name Rosenthal or Rose Valley. The glen is formed by the depression of neighboring mountains. Rose Valley is situated in Lower Alsace Township, named after the [...]

31 05, 2020

Mineral Pigments of East Reading

2020-05-31T18:03:31-04:00May 31st, 2020|Businesses-Industry, Nature & Outdoors|0 Comments

Neversink Mountain, and its counterpart, Mt. Penn, are composed of Hardyston quartzite which being resistant to the atmospheric agencies, has been reduced more slowly than the adjacent limestones and so form steep hills or mountains rising 600 to 800 feet above that portion [...]

29 05, 2020

Early Indian Dam at Tulpehocken Creek

2020-05-29T15:27:50-04:00May 29th, 2020|Nature & Outdoors|0 Comments

The Tulpehocken Creek is the largest stream in Western Berks County. Arising from springs west of Myerstown in Lebanon County, it enters Berks near Stouchsburg in Marion Township and flows in an easterly direction approximately 26 miles until it reaches the Schuylkill River [...]

21 05, 2020

Reading City Park Kiddie Kastle

2020-09-08T04:37:16-04:00May 21st, 2020|Entertainment-Recreation, Nature & Outdoors|0 Comments

For three decades, one of the city’s most popular and interesting attractions was the yellow-brick play castle in City park, situated on the north side of Washington Street, above 11th. The Reading City Park Kiddie Kastle was the brainchild of former city [...]

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 [...]

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