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Old Feb 18, 2005, 10:59 PM   #1
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Thomas Holmes was William Penn's surveyor. He sailed toAmerica from England in 1682 to ascertin the nature and character of Penn's holdings in the New World -ie, Pennsylvania (Penn's Woods). His recommendation to Penn was that hebuild his city (Philadelphia) in the area of Pennypack Creek. Penn chose to locate his city where a Swedish colony was already establshed. As part of his payment, Holmes wasdeeded "ownership" ofland in and surrounding the lower Pennypack Valley. He is buried here in Holmesburg.

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Old Feb 19, 2005, 3:44 AM   #2
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Great shot, as always. Great tip, as always. Thanks!
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Old Feb 19, 2005, 6:50 AM   #3
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Interesting history info andbrooding looking shots. Like all of them. It looks like they keep you a good distance away from the actual marker.

Thanks for the link as well.
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really nice shots...I can appreciate them all!!!!!!!
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Old Feb 19, 2005, 8:00 AM   #5
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great to have the story behind the shot. Enjoying the shots of your area.
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