Category: General

Modern Philadelphia in All It’s Glory

In the mid and late 1840s, as the population swells in Philadelphia and its outskirts, many boarding houses and tenements small streets and alleyways. Many of its poor residents died each year due to smallpox, malaria, tuberculosis, cholera, and other conditions because of poor sanitation. Many of the streets were filthy, filled with garbage, and…

By Lois Anderson June 17, 2020 Off

18th Century Philadelphia Hits the Spotlight

After the postwar years, the yellow fever epidemic interrupted the burgeoning city development. It was believed to be brought in by the refugees from Caribbean Island. As yellow fever was spread through mosquito bites, tens of thousands of residents escape the city that caused trading to stop. After four months, the epidemic was contained but…

By Lois Anderson June 3, 2020 Off

A Brief History of Early Philadelphia

Philadelphia is famous for three things: The Liberty Bell, the Declaration of Independence, and Philly cheesesteaks. The state has a long rich history dated back in 1861 when King Charles II gave a large piece of his land to William Penn to repay a debt the king had with Penn’s father, Admiral Sir William Penn.…

By Lois Anderson May 14, 2020 Off