John Dickinson became well known for his way with words after arguing that it was unfair for the British Government to tax goods being shipped to America. He wrote down his thoughts in a series of letters that were signed from a farmer in Pennslyvania. Collectively, the letters were known as "A Letters From a Farmer in Pennsylvania" and were reprinted in almost all of the colonial newspapers.
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John Dickinson was not the only one who saw the importance and value in farming during the 18th century. Early European settlers also saw the value and established farms and mills bordering creeks throughout Beaver Valley. If you visit the John Dickinson Plantation or Beaver Valley you can take a step into the one of the fields and feel the wind blow across your skin, or smell the same smells that John Dickinson or the early Quaker settlers did.
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Visit the John Dickinson Plantation to learn more about John Dickinson's role in the Revolution, farming, and the plantation or visit the Beaver Valley to explore agricultural fields and ruins of the old mills. Visit the agriculture & ranching page to learn more about historic and modern farming.
Last updated: February 1, 2019