May 31, 2017

The Morning Call's Backyard Look At History


Readers of this blog know that I concern myself with local history. This past Sunday the Morning Call did a large piece on Camp Crane,  which trained ambulance drivers at the fairgrounds during the First  World War.  Although certainly historical, I doubt if the article garnered much attention.  What brings me to this topic is the important historical issues that they have avoided, some I suspect for political reasons.

I never succeeded in getting the paper to report on the threat to Wehr's Dam, despite the voters expressing their support and concern by referendum this past November.  Call me a conspiracy nut, but I believe that they are providing cover for the Wildlands Conservancy.

Bogert's Covered Bridge in Lehigh Parkway is in deplorable condition.  Understand,  the Park Department purchased two large parcels for new parks at an inflated price, but never funded maintenance for the covered bridge.

It's nice to remember what happen at the Fairgrounds 100 years ago,  but irreplaceable historic structures which are in peril should be getting the paper's attention.

photocredit: K Mary Hess,  Wehr's Dam from under Wehr's Covered Bridge

3 comments:

Jamie Kelton said...

Mr Molovinski

Do not despair, you are not the only one who cares about the treasures left to us by previous generations. Clearly Mr Pawlowski has other priorities and saving our history is not one of them.

The unfortunate thing is that the election will be between him and a slum landlord, but perhaps Mr Thiel will care less about his country club constituents and his low-income rental properties and address the condition of our parks.

Although, unfortunately, unless Pawlowski is indicted, there is little chance for a change in direction in Pawlowski's policies. He is more concerned with his welfare state constituents that keep him in the Mayor's office.

michael molovinsky said...

jamie@9:33, i believe that you meant to write mr. hyman, who won the republican primary and is a landlord. unless a more interesting independent enters the race, i will be supporting hyman. there will be plenty of time to discuss his positives and negatives.

Jamie Kelton said...

yes I did I mistyped :) apologies and I'll be reading your views