Author: Bruce Nelson

Serendipitous Planning

The year was 1901. The Bridgeport Hydraulic Company hired  a 27-year old Lehigh University graduate by the name of Samuel Palmer Senior to serve as superintendent in charge of the company’s planners. It didn’t take long for the young engineer to envision the need to greatly expand the company’s reservoir systems to meet the growing…

The Name Game

I was asked a couple of weeks ago if the Historical Society of Easton knew the origins of all of the town’s road names. I vaguely remembered seeing such a list, but couldn’t recall how detailed or how up-to-date it was. Well, today I found it and soon realized that the creator(s) didn’t provide a…