1826 Report of the Committee of
Delaware County,
on the subject of Manufactories,
Unimproved Mill Seats,
&c. in said County

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This report is arranged by the creeks along which the mills were situated. It gives a detailed view of the area's former industrial past, providing the amount and worth of products, number of employees and other information for the county's 158 mills. Streams mentioned include: Cobb's Creek, Darby Creek, Mukinipates Creek, Crum Creek, Ridley Creek, Chester Creek, Green's Creek, Marcus Hook Creek, Naaman's Creek, Buck Run and Brandywine Creek.

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The History of Philadelphia's Watersheds and Sewers

Compiled by Adam Levine
Historical Consultant
Philadelphia Water Department
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