Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society
History Quarterly Digital Archives

Source: July 1994 Volume 32 Number 3, Page 84


Page 84

In about 1853 Joseph Thomas started a nursery on an acre of his father's farm on Pugh Road in Tredyffrin Township, and saw it grow into a prosperous business. It survived for almost 140 years, and is now in the process of becoming a housing development called Treyburn. Herb Fry's account of the history of the nursery, our first article in this issue, was presented at the April meeting of the History Club.

Anne Hollingsworth Thomas Moore, a great-granddaughter of Joseph Thomas, was present at the meeting and shared with the club some of her memories of growing up there. Her recollections comprise the second article in this issue.

The history of the Devon Horse Show by Bob Goshorn, who is the first to admit that he knows nothing about horses, was presented at the May meeting, in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the incorporation of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. (The corporation was the successor to the Devon Horse Show Association, which held the first Devon Horse Show in 1896.) The information for his presentation was obtained for the most part from newspaper articles and from several secondary sources.

And in the final article in this issue are descriptions of the Lenni-Lenape and they way they lived, compiled from various 17th- and 18th-century reports about the native Indians of this area.


Page last updated: 2009-05-12 at 10:09 EST
Copyright © 2006-2009 Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society. All rights reserved.
Permission is given to make copies for personal use only.
All other uses require written permission of the Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society.