Saturday, February 18, 2012

The First Clover Leaf

With Spring and St. Paddys Day right around the corner{ I HOPE} I though a lucky Clover Leaf would be in order. The second Clover Leaf in the stae of Pennslyvania was built in Delaware County in 1939 and opened on September 1 of that year. This aerial view of Middletown Rd. and Baltimore Pike is from 1946. The Granite Run Mall would ne in the upper left today just out of site.
Also this week if you are looking for something to do monday with the kids off try these happenings below
Monday, February 20
by Gene Pisasale, author of Lafayette’s Gold: The Lost Brandywine Treasure

The lecture highlights the little known role that the Marquis de Lafayette played in America’s war for independence including his participation at the Battle of the Brandywine on September 11, 1777. His ongoing support, both monetary and political, helped win the war against Great Britain and earns him recognition as a “Founding Son” of the Revolutionary War.

Sixth Annual Presidents’ Day Celebration
at John Chads House
The John Chads House will be open
Monday, February 20, 2012
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in
honor of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays.
When General Washington
positioned his soldiers on the hillside next to the Chads House in 1777, a nervous Widow Chads
hid her silver spoons in her pocket. Costumed guides will lead tours of the little stone mansion
that survived the Battle of Brandywine and tell about its fascinating history. Don’t miss bread
baking in the beehive oven in the cellar kitchen! Visitors can walk along the scenic one-mile River Trail from the Chads House to the Brandywine River Museum. The John Chads House is
one of the Delaware County Historical Society’s Passport to History sites. Admission to the John
Chads House is $5 for adults; members of the Chadds Ford Historical Society and children 12
and under are free.
There will be many exhibits and special activities at the Visitors Center, free of charge. Younger
visitors can enjoy the coloring station and the collection of Presidents and First Ladies paper
dolls. Older visitors can be challenged by the Presidential quizzes, the “Name that US State”
game, or the Presidential matching game with portraits, names, and quotes from many well
known U.S. Presidents. There will be refreshments, costumed interpreters, and beehive oven
bread for sale. For information, call (610) 388-7376 or visit The Chads
House is located opposite the Barn Visitors Center on Creek Road, ¼ mile north of U.S. Route 1.

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