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The next time you stop in for a bite to eat at Wendy's or Vassi's Drive-In, imagine hearing the buzz of Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega monoplane.
Check out these 1960s ads from "The Sentinel," which served the Saucon Valley.
Harvey H. Wurster, the 25-year old night telegraph operator at Bingen station on the North Pennsylvania Railroad in Lower Saucon, was brutally murdered while working on Jan. 7, 1899.
Passengers nicknamed it the "Sunshine Line” because it seemed to operate only in fair weather. That name seemed less appropriate after 1918, however, when a trolley car crashed, killing two riders.
Kurt Vonnegut was a close friend of Hellertown resident Bernard V. O'Hare, Jr., with whom he survived World War II. Vonnegut would later write "Slaughterhouse-Five" about their experiences.
The Bingen station and the village itself existed to serve the North Pennsylvania Iron Company. Now gone, the station was a landmark in Bingen for a century or more.
Hellertown's historic Rentzheimer Farm was sold in 1950, and a development of 154 homes known as "Durham Terrace" was built on land that had been in the Rentzheimer family since the 18th century.
If you've ever spotted the quaint Lime Kiln Burial Ground along Creek Road you may have wondered who is buried there. Read on to find out.
Joseph Horvath of Hellertown was the best fly-caster ever seen in these parts. In the 1940s through the 1950s, he won almost every contest he entered.
As Chief Burgess from 1925-1945, Dimmick helped bring Hellertown into the 20th century. His interests in water quality, parks and planning forged a legacy that still benefits borough residents.
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