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image not foundDescription: “In the midst of a region known for its splendid tillage and beautiful vistas, Betzwood, upon the eastern shore of the Schuylkill River, opposite Port Kennedy and within sight of Valley Forge, is the most extensive and beautiful farm property. This fine tract of more than a thousand acres has been developed by Mr. John F. Betz of Philadelphia, as not only a ideal country home for himself and Mr. John F. Betz jr., but as a stock farm for the breeding of fine cattle and horses. Mr. Betz also engages here in raising of carriage, saddle, and draught horses of registered pedigrees. Betzwood includes besides its broad grazing acres, extensive well planted lawns, threaded with winding private drives, handsome modern residences, conservatories, a deer park and large power plant on the banks of the river. Betzwood station, upon the Schuylkill division of the Pennsylvania Railroad, also upon the property, is reached by frequent trains in about one hour from Broad Street station. Mr. Buck Taylor the famous frontiersman, is superintendent.” - from Valley Forge: A Chronicle of American Heroism by Frank Taylor (1905)
Photographer/artist: Probably Lucy Sampson (Mike Bertram) Date taken: 1905 or earlier Photo location: Betzwood
Type: photo Subject: Business Township: Lower Providence
Source: Valley Forge: A Chronicle of American Heroism by Frank Taylor (1905). Available online at Hathitrust.orgReferences: Contributor:
Rights: in the public domainIdentifier: BZW02Serial Number: 5562
Donation: In Public Domain collection (#88)