A Conversation for Picture Quiz: Where Did the River Go?

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Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

Fracking smiley - winkeyetaking copious amounts of water to force gas from shale smiley - biggrin


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

Good guess!


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Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

it went down the "plughole" until Yorkshireman Thomas Crapper invented the flushable toilet smiley - laughuntil then they were free-flow and left runningsmiley - laugh


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Florida Sailor All is well with the world

I suspect it suffered the same fate as the Schykell (I know I misspelled that badly) River in Philadelphia. Covered over and turned into a sewer.

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

If you mean the Schuylkill, it's not a sewer. smiley - laugh It's a rowers' paradise.


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Florida Sailor All is well with the world

smiley - facepalm the Schuylkill, is of course, the major river that runs down the west side of the city, with the Delaware to the east. I meant the Shackamaxon or Cohocksink Creek. Which used to run through the German Town area of the Northern Liberties (I believe this area is now known as 'Fish Town').

The creek was bordered by several tanneries, which probably added enough pollution to justify covering it over.

smiley - sorry for the confusion. and my apologies to the Schuylkill smiley - cheers

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

Yeah, I know Fishtown, didn't know about that sewer. smiley - cool

I'm sure the Schuylkill will forgive you. smiley - rofl


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Florida Sailor All is well with the world

In the family history of the Harrisons William Henry and Benjamin both became P ot US http://archive.org/details/harrisonwaplesal00harr The creek is mentioned on page 53

It has been several years since I have studied this, and it was on another site I found out about the creek being covered over.

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

I looked, and they said it was Cohocksink Creek. Here's a collection of primary sources:

http://kennethwmilano.com/page/Encyclopaedia/CohocksinkCreek/tabid/137/Default.aspx

And thanks for the Harrison link! smiley - smiley


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