History & Culture

In the mid-1800s, removing bluestone was backbreaking and dangerous. 
Quarries could be found throughout the bluestone belt of northeastern Pennsylvania and the Catskill Mountains of New York.  Piles of leftover stone reveal where a once-vibrant industry existed.

Basket Historical Society of the Upper Delaware Valley


The story of the Upper Delaware is much more than just a collection of beautiful pictures. Joseph Brandt, John Roebling, and Zane Grey lend a texture to the landscape that helps tell the tale of frontier life and the rapid growth of America during the 1800’s. The Upper Delaware Valley is rich in structures and sites that reflect its history and cultural development.

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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