EASTON , acity and the
See also:county-seat of Northampton county, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., at the confluence of the Lehigh
See also:river and Bushkill Creek with the
See also:Delaware, about 6o m . N. of
See also:Philadelphia . Pop . (1890) 14,481; (1900) 25,238, of whom 2135 were
See also:born; (1910
See also:census) 28,523 . Easton is served by the Central of New Jersey, the Lehigh Valley, the Lehigh & Hudson River and the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
See also:railways, and is connected by canals with the
See also:coal region to the
See also:north-west and with
See also:Bristol, Pa . A
See also:bridge across the Delaware river connects it with
See also:Phillipsburg, New Jersey, which is served by the Pennsylvania railway . The city is built on
See also:rolling ground, commanding pleasant views of
See also:hill and river scenery . Many
See also:fine residences overlook city and
See also:country from the hillsides, and a Carnegie library is prominent among the public buildings .
See also:College, a Presbyterian institution opened in 1832, is finely situated on a
See also:bluff north of the Bushkill and Delaware . The college provides the following courses of instruction: graduate, classical, Latin scientific, general scientific,
See also:engineering, electrical engineering,
See also:mining engineering and chemical; in 1908 it had 38 instructors and 442 students, 256 of whom were enrolled in the scientific and engineering courses . Overlooking the Bushkill is the Easton Cemetery, in which is the
See also:grave of
See also:Taylor (1716-1781), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, with a
See also:monument of
See also:Italian marble to his memory . Among the city's manufactures are
See also:hosiery and knit goods,
See also:malt liquors,
See also:brick, tile, drills,
See also:lumber and planing
See also:mill products and
See also:organs; in 1905 the value of all the factory products was $5,654,594, of which $2,290,598, or 40.5%, was the value of the silk manufactures .
Easton is the commercial centre of an important mining region, which produces, in particular,iron ore, soapstone,
See also:slate and
See also:stone . The
See also:municipality owns and operates an electric-
See also:lighting plant . Easton was a
See also:garden spot of the
See also:Indians, and here, because they would not negotiate elsewhere, several important
See also:treaties were made between 1756 and 1762 during the French and
See also:Indian War . The place was laid out in 1952, and was made the county-seat of the newly erected county . It was incorporated as a
See also:borough in 1789, received a new borough
See also:charter in 1823, and in 1887 was chartered as a city . South Easton was annexed in 1898 .
SIR CHARLES LOCK EASTLAKE (1793-1865)
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