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By Dr. Tom Stoneback, National Canal Museum
By Michelle Pittman Photos by Louis Capwell
Founded by the Citizens of Easton in 1826
Forget your car, this town was made for walkin’.
Phillipsburg—on the Delaware River held steady as the western terminus of the Morris Canal for approximately 100 years, beginning in 1820. This connected the city
Forks Township became valued politically and economically as part of a ring of non-Moravian agricultural lands that provided necessary farm goods and trade items to the region.
In colonial times this area was commonly known as the “dry lands” and served as hunting grounds for the Penn family. It’s also where I grew up.
“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.”