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initially known as Wisauksicken and Wisamickon by means of the Lenni Lenape tribe of southeastern Pennsylvania, the creek used to be renamed Wissahickon by means of eu settlers within the past due 1600s. The Wissahickon, starting as a small movement fed by way of underground springs in critical Montgomery County, winds its method down right into a breathtaking valley in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park earlier than getting into the Schuylkill River. wealthy in heritage and scenic good looks, the creek has performed an incredible half within the improvement of the realm. Early generators have been tested alongside its banks, and through the yank Revolution, Washington's military arrange encampments within the creek valley. when you consider that turning into a part of Fairmount Park in 1868, the Wissahickon has endured to be the point of interest of land protection and is now a part of the Wissahickon eco-friendly Ribbon Preserve.

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