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By Andrew Mark Herman

initially referred to as Wisauksicken and Wisamickon by means of the Lenni Lenape tribe of southeastern Pennsylvania, the creek was once renamed Wissahickon by way of ecu settlers within the past due 1600s. The Wissahickon, starting as a small flow fed through underground springs in principal Montgomery County, winds its approach down right into a breathtaking valley in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park prior to coming into the Schuylkill River. wealthy in historical past and scenic good looks, the creek has performed a big half within the improvement of the world. Early turbines have been verified alongside its banks, and through the yankee Revolution, Washington's military manage encampments within the creek valley. considering that changing into a part of Fairmount Park in 1868, the Wissahickon has persevered to be the focal point of land upkeep and is now a part of the Wissahickon eco-friendly Ribbon Preserve.

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