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three men are standing in the grass looking at an open hole with something on it
Museum plans tour of Underground Railroad in Berks County
It's not well known that Berks Co was instrumental in the creation of the Underground Railroad. Berks was much bigger when it was first formed in 1752 than it is today. Because of changes in borders, areas that were in the county then are now in other counties & vice versa. There were 13 known Underground Railroad stops w-in the Berks Co of today & many others in surrounding counties. Take a look at the bigger picture of the Underground Railroad to learn about Berks County's role in it.
an old black and white photo of a house in the woods next to a bench
The Historical Society of Berks County PA - News Bits
a group of people standing next to each other in front of a wooden house sign
Berks County Register of Wills
Berks County, PA Register of Wills
a large red barn with windows on it's side
Foto Friday
Barn with Hex Signs ~ Berks County, PA
a statue of a man with a hat and cane standing in front of some trees
Conrad Weiser Homestead, State Historic Site located in Womelsdorf, Berks County, PA
an open fire place with pots and pans on the floor in front of it
Conrad Weiser Homestead
a painting of a man and deer in the woods
$29.95-$29.95 Baby Author Steve E. Troutman explores the Tulpehocken Path, focusing on the lesser-known sections in Northumberland and Schuylkill Counties, Pennsylvania. He presents a history of the trail, from its earliest times, focusing on the activities of Conrad Weiser, Indian Agent for the Penns and others of note. Using contemporary and vintage maps, he suggests the possible variations of ...
the portrait of george washington is shown on an american one - dollar bill in this image
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The use of "buck" to mean "money" came from the days when a deerskin was a common medium of exchange. The term appears as early as 1748 in a journal of Conrad Weiser, who wrote while traveling through Indian territory, he "has been robbed of the value of 300 bucks". A hundred hears later, with the deerskin no longer a significant unit of trade, use of the word "buck" shifted to a more general reference to the dollar. (This usage is not related to the "passing of the buck", however)
Conrad Weiser Homestead, State Historic Site located in Womelsdorf, Berks County, PA Art, Far Away, Pennsylvania, Places To See, Places To Visit, Sign Up
Conrad Weiser Homestead, State Historic Site located in Womelsdorf, Berks County, PA
an advertisement for the canadian museum, featuring a drawing of a house and words in gold
History of Conrad Weiser Homestead ancestor of my husband
two men dressed in red and green playing drums
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The fife and drum team of Pamela and Bryant White gather the troops during Charter Day in March at Conrad Weiser Homestead in Womelsdorf.
a stone bridge over a small pond in a park
Conrad Weiser park
an image of a man with a beard and mustache on the label for conrad weier
CONRAD WEISER WITNESS TO PEACE and RECONCILIATION, 1760 indian translator for George washington & also my 8times great grandfather:)
an old stone house in the middle of a park
Conrad Weiser Homestead | PHMC > Trails of History/Sites > Historic Homes Trail