Pennsylvania

Postcard courtesy of Marion Smith and Melissa Carroll's 4th Grade at Newtown Friends School

Our schools is in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, which is a suburban area north of Philadelphia.  This is an historical area!  William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania, started a settlement here in 1684 on land he bought from the Indians.  There are many colonial homes and taverns still standing here, some of which were "stations" on the Underground Railroad that helped slaves escape to freedom long ago.  Newtown's historic district is on the National Registry of Historic Places!  There are many Revolutionary Landmarks nearby.  We live right near the Delaware River, at the spot where George Washington made his historic crossing on Christmas Day 1776!  Our climate is seasonal.  In the winter we can ski at the nearby Pocono Mountains to the north.  In the summer, we can enjoy the beach at the Atlantic Ocean, which is also nearby.  The landscape is beautiful here!  There are rolling hills, farmland and white-tailed deer everywhere!  Our many trees and forests display beautifully colorful leaves every fall.

Caption: Historic Newtown, 19th Century Native Brownstone House, Court St., Newtown, PA.

 

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